Tonhalle Zurich
29 September 2022



The 10th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 18th Zurich Film Festival (22 September – 2 October 2022) and is organised by Zurich Film Festival, Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG, and Forum Filmmusik. Participants were invited to score the 6‑minute short film THE FOUNDLING by Barney Cokeliss for symphony orchestra.


The submission deadline was on 6 June 2022, and 218 composers from 42 countries all over the world have participated in the competition. An international expert jury presided by Academy-Award-winning film composer Rachel Portman has chosen the compositions from three participants:


Nicolò Braghiroli
Elliot Murphy


The compositions of these three nominees will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Zurich on 29 September 2022. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2022” endowed with CHF 10 000.


The members of the jury are


President of the Jury:
Rachel Portman, film composer
Photo: B. Ealovega
Barney Cokeliss, director of the competition film THE FOUNDLING
Frank Strobel, conductor of the award concert
Photo: Kai Bienert
Marcel Vaid, film composer
Photo: Ayse Yavas

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