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"You are the Music while the Movie lasts"

paraphrased T. S. Eliot

The most innovative film music competition in the world that focuses on Quality in Film Music and calls for all the undiscovered talented artists to finally get heard and discovered!

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The most Original & Challenging Int'l Film Music contest
Jury Members
Compelling Assignments
Educational & Career-Transforming
the film music world
2017 Early-Bird Registrations Open!
Composers can get an Early-Bird Registration until March 1st! From March 1st until April 10th, the platform opens for normal registrations and submissions of the completed Assignments! Registration with the ASCAP Discount Code also valid from March 1st to April 10th.

Round ONE


A truly memorable theme, an epic cue only for strings and to score the scene of an in-development feature film are the first highly challenging tasks for the 1st round. The best 30 contestants will qualify to the next round!

Round TWO

  • Select
  • Pitch
  • Win

The 30 finalists of the 2nd Round will have only 4 days to select and submit their best ever composition so as to prove that Pitching is one more skill they do posses!



From Here to Eternity

Compose a "main theme", a brilliant melody that can instantly scar our memory!

Battle of the Bows

Compose powerful, epic music exclusively for Strings!

Envision the Notes

Score a scene from a feature film, that is now in development, based on the script and the director's brief.

Compose Original Music that will be Listened, Voted and Commented by Professionals.

Show your Passion, Prove your Talent

  • Be Listened
  • Be Evaluated
  • Get Feedback

Discover How

Awards that will introduce you to the film music world

Your music will be listened and evaluated for its outstanding qualities by our stellar judging panel. The Winners will travel to the best film music festivals in the world and the Top-10 Finalists will enjoy several more Awards!

Receive Feedback for your Music

  • The Jury's Feedback

After the announcement of the Winners, the Oticons Faculty team gathers all the Jurors' notes and compiles Feedback Letters for all 30 Finalists of Round 2.


Oticons Faculty Certificate

  • Winners
  • Finalists

Each year, every single one of the TOP-30 FInalists, receives the Oticons Faculty Certificate of Participation based on their performance!

Oticons Faculty 2016 Winners

1st Prize Winner

-Benoît Lefèvre

2nd Prize Winner

-Benjamin Violet

#3 Winner

-Bartlomiej Walus

#4 Winner

-Christoph Zirngibl

#5 Winner

-Mehdi El Morabit

#6 Winner

-Jan Fité

#7 Winner

-Marco Cascone

#8 Winner

-Jeffrey van Rossum

#9 Winner

-Marios Gligoris

#10 Winner

-John Paul Hayward

Do you have any questions? Here's where you'll find the answers...

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Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Albums

Discover the outstanding compositions of the Top·10 Winners of the previous edition on the Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Album, available on AMAZON, iTUNES, QOBUZ & DEEZER. For previous years releases of the Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Album, visit the FINALISTS MUSIC page!

Register & Submit ONLINE

Registration & Submission DEADLINES

Early-bird Registrations 1.1.-1.3.2017 @ 12 a.m. (midnight) EET
Registrations & Submissions
Regular Registrations & Submission 1.3.-10.4.2017 @ 12 a.m. (midnight) EET