This is the fourth time that the Zurich Film Festival collaborates with Forum Filmmusik to organise the International Film Music Competition. Participants were invited to score the 6‑minute short film THE CONTROL MASTER by Run Wrake (1963–2012) for an approximately 40‑piece orchestra. The submission deadline was on 12 June 2015, and 137 composers from 28 countries all over the world have participated in the competition.
An expert jury comprising internationally renowned composers and filmmakers (see below) chose a shortlist of five composers from all the works submitted:
Nicolas Alvarez (Japan/Colombia)
Faris Badarni (Germany/Israel)
Wonkyung Lee (South Korea)
Nico Maas (Germany)
Toby Sherriff (USA/Canada)
These compositions will be world-premiered on 25 September 2015 by the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra under the baton of André Bellmont. The winner will be announced by the jury at the end of the event and receive a “Golden Eye” endowed with a CHF 10,000.– cash prize. A further highlight of the event comes in the form of a film music concert, which sees the performance of well-known soundtracks from film history.
The members of the jury are