Enter the FMF Young Talent Award Competition

Get your music performed at the Krakow International Film Music Festival!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


ASCAP and the Krakow Festival Office invite young film music creators to compete for the 2nd FMF Young Talent Award statuette. The winner will have his or her original music performed during the Krakow Film Music Festival, which takes place at ArcelorMittal, a Polish tinning plant, on September 28th. 

Competition participants will compose an original work for the trailer of BioShock Infinite, a spin-off of the acclaimed BioShock video game series. Submitted pieces will be evaluated by a jury of film music professionals. 

The victorious suite will be played during the International Gala of Film Music: Krakow Film Music Festival Celebrates ASCAP’s 100th Birthday, the final concert of the 2014 Krakow Film Music Festival. Media and promotional patronage over the work of the competition winner will be provided by the organizers of the Film Music Festival: RMF Classic radio, the Krakow Festival Office, and the Krakow Film Commission.

The jury evaluating your composition will be presided over by Daniel Carlin, professor of practice at USC Thornton and director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) program. Also on the jury are Robert Townson – head of Varèse Sarabande, a prestigious film music record label; Michael Todd – ASCAP Senior Director of Film & TV Music; Simon Greenaway – ASCAP Director of Film and TV for UK/Europe, Member of the Board of the World Soundtrack Awards; Garry Schyman – an American composer of music for TV and video games, including BioShock Infinite; Richard Guerin – Philip Glass’s musical consultant; Magdalena Wojewoda – Program Director of RMF Classic; and Robert Piaskowski – Artistic Director of the Krakow Film Music Festival.

All submissions are due (in .mp4 format) by August 20th. Detailed rules, regulations and a submission form are available at the FMF website. Please return the filled in the form to programowy@biurofestiwalowe.pl; you will be granted access to the competition film only after your submission has been received. 

The competition will be accompanied by the FMF Audiovisual Forum, Poland’s only integrated course of professional workshops for young composers, with lecturers by experts in the art of music, sound, post-production and arrangement. The workshops are held at Alvernia Studios, one of the most modern film studios in Europe. The jury will select 20 of the best submissions, and give their composers a unique opportunity to participate in the FMF Audiovisual Forum. During the Festival's master classes, the pieces will be analyzed and discussed by global film industry experts and practitioners.

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