1ST INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION 2012
AND THE WINNER IS … MICHAEL KÜNSTLE!

 

145 composers from 27 countries submitted a film score to the 6-minute Swiss animation short “Evermore” by Philip Hofmänner. A panel of four experts nominated five finalists, whose compositions have been word-premiered on September 27th by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of David Zinman. The jury chose the 21-year-old Swiss Michael Künstle (second from right) as the winner of the competition, he has been awarded a ZFF Golden Eye endowed with a prize money of CHF 10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

The members of the jury, which designated the five finalists and the winning composition, were:

 

  • David Zinman (principal conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich)
  • Annette Focks (film music composer)
  • Henning Lohner (film music composer)
  • Philip Hofmänner (director of the film “Evermore”)

 

The five finalists whose compositions have been world-premiered on September 27th were:

 

 

The International Film Music Competition is organised by the Zurich Film Festival and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in collaboration with Forum Filmmusik. The animation film “Evermore” is co-produced by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and by the Swiss television channel SRF.

 

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