The 3rd International Film Music Competition will take place during the 10th Zurich Film Festival (25 September – 5 October 2014) and is organised by Zurich Film Festival, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the approximately 6-minute short film MAXIMALL by Axel Tillement, Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu and Nawel Rahal for symphony orchestra.


The five best compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Zurich Tonhalle on 1 October 2014. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by an international expert jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2014” endowed with CHF 10 000.


A download link for the short film to be scored can be requested here. Registration and upload of competition documents (application form, MP3 file, and score) can be done here. The submission deadline is 27 June 2014.



Composers of any age, nationality and place of residence who haven’t scored more than three feature films (longer than 60 minutes) are eligible to enter. The competition entry fee is € 75; there is an early-bird fee of € 50 until 30 May 2014. The detailed terms and conditions of the competition can be downloaded here.