Tonhalle Maag, Zurich
28 September 2019

9TH INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION 2020

 

We are busy organising the 9th edition of the Intermational FIlm Music Competition. The competition concert will take place at Tonhalle Maag (Zurich) on 1 October 2020.

 

 

 

8TH INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION 2019: AND THE WINNER IS … CHING‑SHAN CHANG!

 

From left to right.: Don Davis, Ching-Shan Chang, Sandra Studer. Photo: Kostas Maros

 

The composer Ching-Shan Chang (USA/Taiwan) is the winner of the 8th International Film Music Competition 2019, which took place at Tonhalle Maag on 28 September 2019 during the 15th Zurich Film Festival. Chang received the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2019” 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 composition of the five finalists and performed pieces from “The Matrix” and “Jurassic Parc 3”. Sandra Studer took the audience throught the evening.

 

 

 

The five finalists were

 

   

Ching-Shan Chang
(USA/Taiwan)

 
   

Olivier Depierre
(Switzerland)

 
   

Carl Falkenau
(Sweden)

 
   

Andrey Mordovsky
(Russia)

 
   

Gus Nicholson
(UK)

 

The shortlisted five were chosen in a first round by an international expert jury (see below) out of 321 participants from 46 countries. Entrants were asked to write a symphony orchestra score for the 5-minute short film DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH by Robert Rugan. The submission deadline was on 31 May 2019.

 

The members of the jury were:

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