This year all the music events at the Ghent International Film Festival are concentrated in a three day span, which makes it easier for film music fans to attend these events. Film music aficionados are already looking forward to the 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards. Each year the elite of film music composers attends the ceremony and the subsequent concert to celebrate film music in all its aspects.

18 October 2007
Gustavo Santaolalla & Bajofondo Tango Club

Since Gustavo Santaolalla was honoured as Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2004 his career has really taken off. His magnificent soundtracks for Brokeback Mountain and Babel have both won an Oscar and many more projects are on the way. In Ghent Gustavo and his Bajofondo Tango Club bring an intoxicating mix of tango and electronic music. And naturally Santaolalla will take his guitar on stage to play some of his wonderful film music.

19 October 2007
Alberto Iglesias in concert

The Ghent International Film Festival is proud to announce a film music concert with Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias, long-time collaborator of director Pedro Almodóvar (Hable Con Ella, Todo Sobre Mi Madre, La Mala Educación, Volver). At the last edition of the World Soundtrack Awards Iglesias was acclaimed as Composer of the Year and he won the award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year with the music he wrote for The Constant Gardener. In Ghent the concert with the Flemish Radio Orchestra will focus on his collaboration with Almodóvar.

19 October 2007
Film music seminar

Besides film music concerts, the World Soundtrack Academy and the Ghent International Film Festival organize a Film Music Seminar each year. Focusing on different aspects of film music, the seminar brings together directors, composers, students and film professionals.

20 October 2007
7th edition World Soundtrack Awards

As the pre-eminent event for film music lovers, the 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards is not to be missed. Not only will the international top of film music composers be present at the ceremony, the Flemish Radio Orchestra will perform the hottest film music of the moment. Special guests are Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, Fracture, Capote, Shattered Glass) and World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year 2006 Evanthia Reboutsika (My Father & My Son). More guests to be confirmed.

Tickets: - +32 34 0000 34

Special offer: 3 concerts + seminar for €90 (1ste cat) / € 70 (2nd cat). To order mail