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