Awards ceremony to precede
Yared-Bernstein film concert
GHENT (9 May 2001). The Flanders International Film
Festival – Ghent is to play host to this year’s inaugural ceremony of the World
Soundtrack Awards®. The 18 October ceremony will
precede a film concert presenting the most memorable music from Oscar® winning
composers Gabriel Yared (37,2 Le matin/Betty Blue, The English Patient, The
Talented Mr. Ripley) and Elmer Bernstein (The Age of Innocence, The Magnificent
Seven) who is celebrating his 50th anniversary as composer this
year. Both are set to conduct the National Orchestra of Belgium which will be
under musical supervision by fellow composer and conductor Dirk Brossé (Daens,
TinTin – The Musical).
Soundtrack Awards are launched by the newly created World Soundtrack Academy,
which is aimed at organizing and overseeing the
educational, cultural and professional aspects of the art of film music,
including the preservation of the history of the soundtrack and its worldwide
promotion. The latter through the presentation of the
awards as well as through the development of several other promotional
kudos for Film Composer of the Year and Discovery of the Year, awards will go
to the winners in categories like Best Original Orchestral Soundtrack of the
Year; Best Original Vocal Soundtrack of the Year; Best Original Soundtrack not
released on an album; and Best Use of Existing Material on a Soundtrack.
Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to composers who have reached a milestone
in their career, while film music fans can vote for the Public Choice Award.
Nominations in each category will be announced on August 15.
members – recruited among film music composers and other professionals from
around the world who can prove that they are actively involved in the film
music sector – include Tan Dun (who won an Oscar this year for Crouching Tiger
Hidden Dragon), Elliot Goldenthal, Gabriel Yared, Anne Dudley, Jean-Claude
Petit, Lalo Shifrin, Elia Cmiral, Rachel Portman, John Powell, Trevor Jones,
David Mansfield, John Parish, Marco Werba, Mike Stoller, Toots Thielemans and
many others. Film music fans are able to support the initiative by joining as
non-voting club members.
ceremony precedes a truly unique concert bringing together the best of both
worlds: the film music of composers Gabriel Yared from France and Elmer
Bernstein from the US. Venue is the historical Bijloke concert
hall in Ghent. Ticket sales start 1 June – the full concert programme will be
shortly available (info: www.filmfestival.be,
The Flanders International Film
Festival – Ghent is sponsored by the City of Ghent, the Province of Eastern
Flanders, the Flemish Government and structural partners including Kinepolis
Group, Canal +, Fortis Bank, the National Lottery, Orange, and many more.
The 28th Flanders
International Film Festival – Ghent
will be held from 9 to 20 October
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