Tonhalle Maag, Zurich
28 September 2019



The 8th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 15th Zurich Film Festival (26 September – 6 October 2019) and is organised by Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants were invited to score the 5‑minute short film DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH by Robert Rugan for symphony orchestra.


The submission deadline was on 31 May 2019, and 321 composers from 46 countries all over the world have participated. An international expert jury (see below) has chosen the compositions of five participants:



Ching-Shan Chang


Olivier Depierre


Carl Falkenau


Andrey Mordovsky


Gus Nicholson


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 28 September 2019. Tickets are available here. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2019” endowed with CHF 10 000.




The members of the jury are:

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