Tonhalle Zurich
30 September 2021



The 9th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 17th Zurich Film Festival (23 September – 3 October 2021) and is organised by Zurich Film Festival, Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG, and Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the 8‑minute short film ETIQUETA NEGRA by David Vergés for symphony orchestra.


An international expert jury will choose three compositions from all the submissions. These three compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Zurich on 30 September 2021. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2021 endowed with CHF 10 000.


A download link for the film to be scored can be requested here (free of charge), the terms and conditions of the competition are available here, and here you can register for the competition.


The submission deadline is on 18 June 2021.


Composers of any age, nationality and place of residence who have scored or orchestrated no more than three films longer than 60 minutes (according to IMDb) are eligible to enter. The registration fee is CHF 85.

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