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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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Important COVID-19 Notice:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the nature of our Awards has naturally been affected, hence we had to adjust to the new conditions. With the outbreak commencing earlier in 2020, our TOP2 Winners of the previous edition were able to enjoy the online version of the awards, while most of the options were also cancelled. This may be the case for the current 2021 Edition of our Competition as well, unless there will be a change in the global situation of the pandemic, which we surely hope so! We truly thank all the composers for understanding the situation and we also wish to assure them that we strive to find some additional Awards in order to enhance the online rewards that the Finalists deserve to win!

AWARDS

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
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1st Prize
Krakow Film Music Festival & Masterclasses

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

previous guests: Alexandre Desplat, Brian Tyler, Howard Shore, Elliot Goldenthal, Patrick Doyle, Ramin Djawadi, Harry Gregson-Williams, Shigeru Umebayashi, Alberto Iglesias.

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2nd Prize
SCA or FSSP or MSH or WSA - Screen Composer Academy | Film Scoring Summer Program | Media Sound Hamburg | World Soundtrack Awards

Every year there are four major Film Scoring Programs (live & online) from which we choose one, based on the dates and guests and events, to send our Winner. One of them is the new and exciting Screen Composer Academy (SCA), and similar to it the the esteemed Film Scoring Summer Program (FSSP) in Varna. There are also among the superbly educational options, the established events Media Sound Hamburg (MSH) and the amazing World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) in Ghent.

In these educational film scoring events, the Winner will also enjoy masterclasses and workshops, along with personal one-on-one mentoring meetings by the guests.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the Live Events the two big Winners are accompanied by the Oticons Faculty Founders & Talent Agents and they are 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
FILM MUSIC BUSINESS MENTORING (for Grand 2 Winners)

The 2 Grand Prizes Winners will also enjoy unique 1-on-1 Mentoring Sessions with OTICONS founder and talent agent, George Christopoulos and Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler.

The input provided during the sessions will all be related with Business & Career aspects such as pitching, negotiations, contracts, publishing and communicating more efficiently with filmmakers.

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4th Prize
OTICONS Agency Legal Representation (for Selected Top·20 Finalists)

The Top·20 Finalists will be eligible to use the OTICONS Film Music Agency legal representation services, and receive any professional help (i.e. reviewing contracts, negotiating projects). More specifically, the most talented composers among the TOP10 Finalists, will be carefully reviewed by the agents, in order to select any that they would officially like to represent as a member of to the Oticons Roster of Composers!

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5th Prize
Oticons SYNC Music Library (for Selected Top·20 Finalists)

The submitted compositions of the TOP·20 Finalists will be carefully reviewed by the Oticons sync team, as potential tracks to be part of the unique music library that the Oticons brand-name represents. The composers with the most fitting compositions to the library's concept and especially those of the highest quality, will be able to receive the opportunity of making their music available for Synchronization Licensing!

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6th 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!

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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.

Register & Submit ONLINE

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