Over 200 composers from 42 countries entered the 10th International Film Music Competition. The jury, headed by the English Academy Award-winning film score composer Rachel Portman, has chosen three compositions to enter the final on September 29. The finalists’ compositions will be world premiered during the Zurich Film Festival at the Tonhalle Zurich by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
This year, and for the tenth time, the Zurich Film Festival and the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG once again collaborate with the Forum Filmmusik to present «Cinema in Concert». Interest in the competition has risen continuously over the last few years. «It is now safe to say that the Film Music Competition has become established internationally,» says Festival Director Christian Jungen. He continues, «That’s a fantastic omen for the 10-year anniversary.»
218 composers from 42 countries took part in the competition with their unique scoring of the given short film THE FOUNDLING by Barney Cokeliss. Three of these entrants have now made it to the final, and their compositions will be world premiered during the Zurich Film Festival on September 29, 2022 at the the Tonhalle Zurich by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. The jury will choose the winning composition on the same evening and present the Golden Eye for “Best International Film Music” endowed with a CHF 10’000 cash prize.
The three finalists of 2022 are:
- Nicolò Braghiroli (Italy)
- Robert IJserinkhuijsen (Netherlands)
- Elliot Murphy (Ireland)