Young composers across the world will have the chance to have their music played in front of some of Hollywood's most prominent film composers at The World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) in Ghent, Belgium. The WSAs will present the SABAM Award for Best Young International Composer to one of three selected finalists. The three finalists will be invited for a three-day visit in Ghent where they will have their compositions performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by maestro Dirk Brossé during the 15th World Soundtrack Awards, which serves as the official closing ceremony of the 42nd Film Fest Gent. They will also have opportunity to meet with international film music professionals and compete for a €2,500 prize.

Registrations will be accepted via this link until July 10, 2015. The composition must be submitted by August 10, 2015. The rules for the composition contest can be found here. A jury comprised of international film and music professionals will select the three finalists. Candidates must be under the age of 36 and will be asked to compose music for an excerpt out of Carol Reed's 'The Third Man' with reference to Film Fest Gent's focus on British Cinema this year.

Every year, Film Fest Gent and the WSAs offer young composers the chance to be recognized by industry professionals for their original compositions. Candidates can follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, Cyril Molesti and countless other composers who attended previous editions of the festival, such as Angelo Badalamenti, Dario Marianelli, Gustavo Santaolalla, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Maurice Jarre, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Elliot Goldenthal and others.

15th World Soundtrack Awards
Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Central guests include Alan Silvestri & Discovery of 2014 Daniel Pemberton. Tickets available at or