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Oticons Faculty

"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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Testimonials

Read what the Winners & Finalists stated about our contest.

#1 Winner 2020

#1 Winner 2020
Yakov Alexandrov (Russia)
My participation to the Film Scoring Summer Program took me to a new level as a professional and gave me confidence in my abilities, that in the end helped me to get some new interesting projects!

#2 Winner 2019

#2 Winner 2019
Amir Hedayah (Egypt)
Clearly OTICONS FACULTY is not just a competition: it's a project carried out with great passion that allows young composers to get some crucial feedback and support to enter the film music world. For real.

#2 Winner 2017

#2 Winner 2017
Sebastian Bartmann (Germany)
My special thanks go to George Christopoulos for helping me in various way with his mentoring to focus on all these things that I love doing as an artist! Oticons Faculty and its brilliant jury members are surely helping me already to get a step further on that path.

#1 Winner 2014

#1 Winner 2014
Benjamin Woodgates (U.K.)
"Thanks to the Oticons Faculty I have made a significant step in my journey from being an aspiring film composer to becoming the composer I aspire to be."

#2 Winner 2020

#2 Winner 2020
Jan Willem de With (Germany)
This is a one-of-a-kind competition! I would encourage all emerging composers to participate. You only have to gain from the experience.

#1 Winner 2018

#1 Winner 2018
Rasmus Zwicki (Denmark)
I am very grateful for everything I have gained - and will gain from this experience, and I will definitely recommend it to anyone seeking to expand their opportunities.

#1 Winner 2015

#1 Winner 2015
Andrea Grant (Italy)
Thanks to this contest, I got the most important mentoring and feedback of my career. It's a must for every aspiring composer!

#3 Finalist 2014

#3 Finalist 2014
Roman Falkenstein (Latvia)
Flying from Riga to Krakow, after the invitation of George Christopoulos, to experience the last huge concert of the festival was such an honor and an unforgettable experience!

#1 Winner 2019

#1 Winner 2019
John Konsolakis (Greece)
An incredible experience! Opportunities like the one offered by Oticons Faculty through this competition are rare and invaluable - I would urge every up-and-coming composer to consider entering.

#2 Winner 2018

#2 Winner 2018
Lawrence Whitehead (U.K.)
I would strongly encourage other emerging composers to participate: it's an invaluable experience!

#2 Winner 2015

#2 Winner 2015
Bartosch McCarthy (Germany)
I can hardly overstate the gratefulness I feel for having been given this opportunity and I am certain the festival will leave its mark on my path as a composer!

Top·30 Finalist 2014

Top·30 Finalist 2014
Nathalie Bonin (Canada)
Since my visit to the World Soundtrack Awards in 2014, many of the people I've encountered there have become good friends, collaborators and advisers helping me on my way as a film composer.

Be Heard

Many world-famous film composers will listen to your music!

Be Valued

A stellar judging panel of acclaimed professionals will rate it!

Be Discovered

The talented finalists Winners will travel to film music festivals!

Discover the Music of all Top·10 Winners from the Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Albums

Soundtrack Albums Available here:

Amazon | iTUNES | Deezer | Spotify | Google Play · FOR A DETAILED LIST OF ALL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM RELEASES VISIT THE FINALISTS MUSIC PAGE.

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Registration & Submission DEADLINES

Early-bird
Early-bird Registrations 1.9.2021 - 1.1.2022 @ 12 p.m. (noon) UTC
Registrations & Submissions
Regular Registrations & Submissions 1.1. - 28.2.2022 @ 12 p.m. (noon) UTC
Announcement of Finalists & Winners
Announcement of the TOP·20 Finalists by mid-March & of the Winners on April 1st