JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON AND RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS ARE THE MAIN WINNERS AT THE 17th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS


Tonight, the 17th World Soundtrack Awards have been awarded in Ghent. Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams won Best Film Composer of the Year and Best Television Composer of the Year respectively, while David Shire received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. Guest of honour during the concert that follows the awards ceremony, is jazz composer Terence Blanchard. Continue reading “JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON AND RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS ARE THE MAIN WINNERS AT THE 17th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS”

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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”

16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS: FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED


FROM ‘DYNASTY’ TO ‘HOUSE OF CARDS’: THE MUSIC OF TODAY’S TOP TV-SERIES AND THE GREATEST HITS OF THE PAST AT THE 16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS DURING FILM FEST GENT

Film Fest Gent announces full program for the 16th World Soundtrack Awards which will showcase the music composed for today’s top television shows and for legendary series from our youth, live performed by Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé. Continue reading “16th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS: FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED”

16TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS INTRODUCES THE NEW BEST SCORE FOR TELEVISION SERIES/MINISERIES AWARD


Held on October 19th, the World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 16th edition focusing on television scores this year. Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir will perform the compelling scores, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen. The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards and will, for the first time, be repeated the day after the WSAwards Gala on Oct 20th. Continue reading “16TH WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS INTRODUCES THE NEW BEST SCORE FOR TELEVISION SERIES/MINISERIES AWARD”

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 12th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. Brian Byrne received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written … Continue reading THE 12th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS

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

VOTING FOR THE PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SOUNDTRACKTRACK OF THE YEAR NOW OPEN


Winner To Be Announced At The World Soundtrack Awards At The Ghent International Film Festival October 23, 2010. Vote now for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to WSA ceremony and concert. Have you always dreamt of being a VIP at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony during the Ghent International Film Festival? Then vote now for the Public Choice Award For Best Soundtrack Of The Year and win a free weekend in the prestigious Marriott Hotel Ghent and two VIP-tickets for the 10th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony and concert on October 23rd! Ten world class composers … Continue reading VOTING FOR THE PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SOUNDTRACKTRACK OF THE YEAR NOW OPEN

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