Tonhalle Maag, Zurich
4 October 2018



The 7th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 14th Zurich Film Festival (27 September – 7 October 2018) and is organised by Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the 4‑minute short film HAPPINESS by Steve Cutts for symphony orchestra.


An international expert jury will choose five compositions from all the submissions. These five compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Maag (Zurich) on 4 October 2018. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2018” endowed with CHF 10 000.


A download link for the film to be scored can be requested here (free of charge), and the terms and conditions of the competition are available here. Registration will be possible on this site starting 26 March 2018.


The submission deadline is on 1 June 2018.


Composers of any age, nationality and place of residence who have scored or orchestrated no more than three films with a duration of 60 minutes or longer (according to IMDb) are eligible to enter.


The registration fee is € 75. Decide quickly and pay just € 50 by taking advantage of our early-bird discount offer until 20 April 2018.

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