We are busy preparing the 8th International Film Music Competition 2019. More details will be published here around February 2019. The competition concert will take place on 28 September 2019 at Tonhalle Maag.
The Romanian composer Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi is the winner of the 7th International Film Music Competition, which took place at Tonhalle Maag on 4 October 2018 during the 14th Zurich Film Festival. Androne-Nakanishi received the Golden Eye ‘Best International Film Music 2018’ endowed with a 10 000 Swiss franc cash prize.
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 from thrillers like “Mission: Impossible”, “Kill Bill”, “Se7en” oder “Basic Instinct“. Sandra Studer took the audience through the evening.
The five finalists were
Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi (Romania)
Baptiste Cathelin (Canada)
Antoine Duchêne (France)
Juan J. Ochoa (Spain)
Lente Verelst (Belgium)
The shortlisted five were chosen in a first round from 304 participants from 44 countries. Entrants were asked to write a symphony orchestra score for Steve Cutts’s four-minute short film HAPPINESS.
The members of the jury were