Film Fest Gent is looking forward to hosting the established European film event for the 42nd time with international guests and premieres, film music concerts, and the 15th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards. Nominees for this year are as follows:

Discovery of the Year:
- Alex Ebert for A Most Violent Year
- Dominic Lewis for Spooks: The Greater Good
- Antonio Sanchez for Birdman
- Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow for Ex Machina
- Zhiyi Wang for But Always & Highway of Love

Film Composer of the Year:
- Bruno Coulais: Song of the Sea, Gemma Bovery, 3 hearts (3 Coeurs), Mune le guardien de la lune, Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre), Fly Away Solo
- Alexandre Desplat: Unbroken, The Imitation Game, Everything Will Be Fine, Tale of Tales
- Michael Giacchino: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Inside Out, Jupiter Ascending, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland
- Johann Johannsson: The Theory of Everything, The 11th Hour, Sicario
- Hans Zimmer: Interstellar, Chappie

Best Original Film Score of the Year:
- Birdman by Antonio Sanchez
- Cinderella by Patrick Doyle
- The Imitation Game by Alexandre Desplat
- Interstellar by Hans Zimmer
- The Theory of Everything by Johann Johannsson

Best Original Song Written for a Film:
- 'The Apology Song' from The Book of Life, music by Gustavo Santaolalla, lyrics by Paul Williams, performed by Diego Luna
- 'Carry Me Home' from Insurgent, music & lyrics by Joseph Trapanese & Christopher Taylor, performed by SOHN
- 'Glory' from Selma, music & lyrics by John Legend, Common and Rhymefest, performed by Common & John Legend
- 'Grateful' from Beyond the Lights, music & lyrics by Diane Warren, performed by Rita Ora
- 'Tell Me' from Lost River, music & lyrics by Johnny Jewel, performed by Saoirse Ronan

The 15th World Soundtrack Awards & Concert will take place on October 24, 2015 at Kuipke in Ghent. For further information and tickets, visit