The second International Film Music Competition will take place during the 9th Zurich Film Festival (26 September – 6 October 2013) and is organised by Zurich Film Festival and by Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the 5-minute short film “Reign of Death” (Matthew Savage, 2009) for a 41-piece orchestra (big band with strings).
The five best compositions will be world-premiered by the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra under the musical direction of André Bellmont in a film music concert on 27 September 2013 in the Arena Cinemas Zurich. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by an international jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music” endowed with CHF 10 000.
The terms and conditions of the competition can be downloaded here, and a link for downloading the short film to be scored can be requested here. The deadline for registration and upload of the competition documents (completed application form, MP3 file, and score) is on 30 June 2013. Composers from around the world born in or after 1973 are eligible to enter. The competition entry fee is € 75.