The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Patrick Doyle at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent in October, following the festival's focus on British Cinema.
Artistic director of Film Fest Gent Patrick Duynslaegher on choosing the composer: "This year's focus of the 42nd Film Fest Gent will be on British Cinema, so Patrick Doyle was the ideal candidate to grant the Lifetime Achievement Award to, during the 15th World Soundtrack Awards. Anyone who can still recount hearing Doyle's score for Kenneth Branagh's debut film Henry V in 1989 for the first time, knows that back then a great composer was born. Ever since, Patrick Doyle has been a close collaborator with Mr. Branagh and always gave a deeper musical layer to all of his films including the Shakespeare adaptations. The immensely versatile Doyle enriched the films by Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Alfonso Cuarón and Brian DePalma (one of his greatest scores was for Carlito's Way) with his alternating tragic, noble, triumphant and romantic compositions. With his work on blockbusters such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire he certainly proved his talent working on spectacular Hollywood action and adventure films."
Patrick Doyle, who recently scored Disney's international box office hit Cinderella, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the WSAwards Concert for his outstanding career in film music. A selection of his work will be performed by Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé. The American composer Alan Silvestri and the 2014 WSAwards Discovery winner Daniel Pemberton have also been confirmed as the central guest and performer of the evening.
Fans of Alan Silvestri's work can support the recording of Film Fest Gent's newest album, which focuses on the annual central guest of the WSAwards, by funding the crowdfunding campaign 'Bringing film music to your ears'. Returns include a signed album by Silvestri himself, your name in the booklet, VIP tickets to the WSAwards, etc. The greater the contribution, the more you will receive. The crowdfunding campaign will be launched on Wednesday, 3rd of June at the online platform Indiegogo. A budget of €12,500 is required to finance a share of the recording of the album. You can discover everything about the campaign through igg.me.
42nd Film Fest Gent runs from October 13 to 24
Tickets and info can be found at www.filmfestival.be.