CINE Film Scoring Competition

Monday, February 25, 2013

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The deadline for uploading the scored film will be February 25, 2013.

CINE, the film and television non-profit renowned for its Golden Eagle Awards, has launched the CINE Film Scoring Competition. Entering composers will each score the same short CINE Golden Eagle-winning film, from which the existing score is removed.

CINE's Film Scoring Competition is open to student and emerging professional composers. Entrants may only submit if they are enrolled in a school program and/or have received less than $10,000 in combined creative/production/package fees in the two years preceding the competition. All judging will be anonymous, with the identity of entrants unknown to the judges.

Ten to fifteen semi-finalists will be chosen from the entrants by CINE's first stage judges.

Second stage judges including Daniel Carlin, Chair of Film Scoring at USC's Thornton School of Music, and George S. Clinton, who chairs The Berklee College of Music's Film Scoring Department, will select the five finalists.

Guest judges at the finalist stage will be ASCAP film composer Michael Brook, who scored The Fighter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and An Inconvenient Truth, among others, Michael A. Simpson, President & CEO of Informant Media, which produced Crazy Heart and Hysteria, and Brendan Canty of Trixie Films, who was the drummer for the famed punk band Fugazi.

Registration will be open from December 10-January 14, with registered entrants being granted access to the film to be scored on January 15.