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 were invited to score the 6-minute short film MAXIMALL by Axel Tillement, Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu and Nawel Rahal for symphony orchestra. The submission deadline was on 27 June 2014, and 231 composers from 40 countries all over the world participated in the competition.


On 18 August 2014, an international expert jury (see below) nominated five participants:

Their 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 the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2014” endowed with CHF 10 000.


The members of the jury are