Tonhalle Maag, Zurich
28 September 2019



The 8th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 15th Zurich Film Festival (26 September – 6 October 2019) and is organised by Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants are invited to score the 5‑minute short film DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH by Robert Rugan for symphony orchestra.


An international expert jury will choose five compositions from 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 28 September 2019. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2019” endowed with CHF 10 000.


A download link for the film to be scored can be requested here (free of charge), and the terms and conditions of the competition are available here. Registration can be carried out here.


The submission deadline is on 31 May 2019.


Composers of any age, nationality and place of residence who have scored or orchestrated no more than three films longer than 60 minutes (according to IMDb) are eligible to enter. The registration fee is CHF 85.

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