The 6th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 13th Zurich Film Festival (28 September – 8 October 2017) and is organised by Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the 5-minute short film TAMAH by Erhan Yürük for symphony orchestra.


An international expert jury will choose five compositions out of all the submissions. These five compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Maag (Zurich) on 5 October 2017. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2017” endowed with CHF 10 000.


A download link for the film to be scored can be requested here. The terms and conditions of the competition are available here.


The submission deadline is on 11 May 2017.


Composers of any age, nationality and place of residence who have scored or orchestrated no more than three feature films (60 minutes or longer) are eligible to enter.


From 13 March 2017 on, you can register at this website and upload the competition documents (online application form, score, MP3 files with mockup and click track). The registration fee is € 75. Decide quickly and pay just € 50 by taking advantage of our early-bird discount offer until 7 April 2017.