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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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Stun our jury, stand out from everyone else and be put on the map!

Every year we discover the most brilliant film music composers and we send them to the best film music festivals in the world where they meet and learn the business as insiders directly from today's most accomplished composers and film music professionals!
check the previous years' winners
1st Prize
Film Fest Gent & the World Soundtrack Awards

The Winner will get the VIP guest's package to attend the festival’s film music events and master-classes in October and he/she will experience the legendary World Soundtrack Awards ceremony on the Festival's closing night. The Winner will also interact with internationally successful working composers and film music professionals and get first-hand mentoring from them.

previous guests: Alexandre Desplat, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, Steven Price, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Bruno Coulais

2nd Prize
Krakow Int'l Film Music Festival & the FMF Masterclasses

The Winner will get the VIP guest's package to attend the amazing Krakow Film Music Festival, all its special events and concerts. He will also be one of the 18 participants in a 5-day outstanding Film Music workshop.

previous guests: Brian Tyler, Howard Shore, Elliot Goldenthal, Patrick Doyle, Ramin Djawadi, Jan Kaczmarek, Shigeru Umebayashi, Alberto Iglesias.

IMPORTANT NOTE: On both Festivals the two big Winners shall be accompanied by the Oticons Faculty Founders & Talent Agents and they will be personally introduced to all the VIP guests and other important attending film professionals. They will also accompany them to all events, workshops, masterclasses and panels.
3rd Prize
Immediate Music · Winning Cues Selection for New Albums (for Selected Top·20 Finalists)

From the Top·20 Finalists that will qualify to the second round, Yoav Goren, member of the Oticons Faculty Jury and President of the Immediate Music LLC., will select one (or more) Winner(s) with the best composition for Assignment 2 "Battle of the Bows" to:
(i) either be part of one the upcoming Immediate Music album projects, or
(ii) select specific Finalists' compositions to be re-worked in order to be part of the Immediate Music catalogue!

4th Prize
OTICONS SYNC · Catalogue of Winning Compositions (for Selected Top·20 Finalists)

OTICONS has created its own catalogue dedicated to license great compositions, of the style and quality that the Oticons Faculty contest reflects, to feature films, TV shows and all other media.

Every year, certain submitted compositions of the TOP·20 Finalists will be selected and included to the OTICONS music catalogue, which will give the chance to their composers to get them synched in various projects!

5th Prize
Oticons Faculty the Soundtrack Album (for the Top·10 Winners & Selected Top·20 Finalists)

The submitted compositions of the TOP·10 Winners will be compiled, mastered and digitally released as a Soundtrack Album by record label Massive Music/Music Package. The composers will be properly credited as the authors of the works, plus bonus tracks by some of the rest of the TOP·20 Finalists shall be included in the album!


Discover the outstanding compositions of the last Top·10 Winners!

Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Albums

For previous years releases of the Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Album, visit the FINALISTS MUSIC page!

Register & Submit ONLINE

Registration & Submission DEADLINES

Early-bird Registrations 15.9.2017 - 1.1.2018 @ 12 p.m. UTC
Registrations & Submissions
Regular Registrations & Submission 1.1. - 28.2.2018 @ 12 p.m. UTC