THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Ryuichi Sakamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award

On 19 October, the World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards in Capitole, Ghent. Film Fest Gent celebrated its 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards by focusing on television scores. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir performed scores from the most beloved television shows in recent history, conducted by Music Director Dirk Brossé Continue reading “THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS”

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THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES


The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2013 Awards in three of five categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on Saturday, October 19, the closing night of the 40th edition of Film Fest Gent. More can be found at their official page, here: http://www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com/ Film Composer of the Year Mychael Danna – Life of Pi Alexandre Desplat – Argo, Reality, Renoir, Rise of the Guardians, Zero Dark Thirty … Continue reading THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES

THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2011, the closing event of the 38th Ghent International Film Festival. Alexandre Desplat was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2011. Hans Zimmer went home with the award for Best Orginal Film Score of the Year for Inception.  Randy Newman received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film with We Belong Together from the film Toy Story 3. Alex Heffes received the Discovery of the Year Award for The First Grader & The Rite . The Public Choice Award went to A.R. Rahman … Continue reading THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS

THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS NOMINEES


The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2011 Awards to be presented in three categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on Saturday, October 22, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival. The nominees of the World Soundtrack Awards 2011: Film Composer of the Year (Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in … Continue reading THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS NOMINEES

WORLD SOUNDTRACK ACADEMY ANNOUNCES DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2010


Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla and last year’s Nico Muhly were discovered by the board. The nominees for 2010 are: Abel Korzeniowski – A Single Man Hélène Muddiman – Skin Atticus Ross – Book of Eli Clinton Shorter – District 9 Sergey Yevtushenko – The Last Station Following the Awards presentations, 11 world class composers will be appearing live in concert including Oscar-winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings trilogy), … Continue reading WORLD SOUNDTRACK ACADEMY ANNOUNCES DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2010

THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2010 NOMINEES


The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 Awards to be presented in three categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival. The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010: Film Composer of the Year • Alexandre Desplat – Fantastic Mr. Fox, New Moon, Julie & Julia, The Ghost Writer • Hans Zimmer … Continue reading THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2010 NOMINEES

GHENT FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS


The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings), Elliot Goldenthal (Frida), Gabriel Yared (The English Patient), Gustavo Santaolalla (Motorcycle Diaries), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) as well as Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks), Craig Armstrong (Love Actually), Alberto Iglesias (Todo … Continue reading GHENT FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

JOHN BARRY CONCERT AT THE GHENT FILM FESTIVAL


Barry receives Lifetime Achievement Award from World Soundtrack Academy On Thursday October 21, 2010 four-time Oscar winner, John Barry’s music will be performed live in concert at the Ghent International Film Festival. This unique, one-night-only event will be held on Thursday 21 October at 8.30 pm at ‘t Kuipke Concert Hall in Ghent. The 80 piece Brussels Philharmonic will be performing selections from many of Barry’s classic scores including Goldfinger, Mary Queen of Scots, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves and Midnight Cowboy, conducted by Nicholas Dodd. As always, the concert will be accompanied by a video presentation of film … Continue reading JOHN BARRY CONCERT AT THE GHENT FILM FESTIVAL