6. INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION 2017
AND THE WINNER IS … GIUSEPPE ONOFRIETTI!

 

 

The Italian composer Giuseppe Onofrietti is the winner of the 6th International Film Music Competition, which took place at Tonhalle Maag on 5 October 2017 during the 13th Zurich Film Festival. Onofrietti received the Golden Eye ‘Best International Film Music 2017’ endowed with a 10 000 Swiss franc cash prize. A special mention goes to the Swedish composer Joakim Unander

 

The award ceremony took place during a film music concert. Under the baton of Frank Strobel, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra world-premiered the compositions of the five finalists and performed pieces and songs from the James Bond films “Goldfinger”, “Licence to Kill”, “Casino Royale“, and “Skyfall”. Presenter Marco Fritsche took the audience through the evening.

 

 

 

The five finalists were

 

   

David Arcus
(Canada)

 
   

Andréane Détienne
(France)

 
   

Christoph J. Hiller
(Germany)

 
   

Giuseppe Onofrietti
(Italy)

 
   

Joakim Unander
(Sweden)

 

The shortlisted five were chosen in a first round from 189 participants from 38 countries. Entrants were asked to write a symphony orchestra score for Erhan Yürük’s five-minute short film TAMAH.

 

The members of the jury were

 

   

Herbert Grönemeyer (president)
composer/singer/actor
(photo: Ali Kepenek)

 
   

Anne Dudley
film music composer

 
   

Fabian Römer
film music composer
(photo: Dorothee Falke)

 
   

Frank Strobel
conducter of the award concert
on 5 October 2017
(photo: Thomas Rabsch)

 
   

Erhan Yürük
director of the competition film TAMAH

 

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