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

Every year we discover the most brilliant and talented film composers from around the world and travel with them to the best film music festivals in the world, where they meet and learn the business as insiders directly from today's most successful composers and film music professionals!

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.

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

Each year there are several major film music events & programs (live and online) from which we select one based on dates, guests and events to air our award winner. Usually our number one option is the world-renowned and established event of the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) in Ghent, Belgium. The Screen Composer Academy (SCA) in Athens, Greece, and the successful Film Scoring Summer Program (FSSP) in Varna, Bulgaria are among the outstanding training programs we select to award the winning composers. At these instructive film music events, the winners also benefit from highly instructive discussion panels, master classes and workshops, as well as one-on-one personal interviews with the famous guests... which can lead to new doors and horizons opening!

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.

Following the attendance of their awards, the two Grand Winners are welcomed to the OTICONS Talent Agency family! They will be able to seek consultation and help with their professional activities as film and media composers! Through the years many of our Winners ended up on the agency's represented roster of composers!

3rd Prize - 4 Awards by ORCHESTRAL TOOLS
for the TOP10 Finalists

Four of the TOP10 Finalists will be awarded by Orchestral Tools with 4 virtual instrument libraries. Specifically "Pēteris Vasks Strings" will be awarded to the Best Assignment 1, "Benjamin Wallfisch Strings" to the Best Assignment 2, "SALU" to the Best Assignment 3 and "Berlin Series Mains Collection" to the Best Assignment 4. Awards will be decided by the Orchestral Tools team.

4th Prize - Panel Discussion & Q&A with members of our Jury
for the TOP10 Finalists

Our Top10 Finalists will be part of Composers & Film Music Professionals Roundtables with members of our Jury. During the sessions our finalists will have the chance to hear first-hand from these seasoned pros, essential insights about the business and how to take their career to the next stage!

5th Prize - Inclusion to the Oticons SYNC Music Catalogue
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!

6th Prize - Oticons Faculty Soundtrack Album
for the Top·10 Winners & Selected Top·20 Finalists

The submitted compositions of the TOP·10 Winners - plus some Bonus Tracks from the rest of the TOP20 finalists - will be curated by the Oticons Faculty team and in collaboration with the composers, in order to be digitally released as a Soundtrack Album to all streaming services around the world! Such soundtrack albums in that past have been proven to be a great publicity for the composers that made the cut!


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

Stream our Soundtracks here:


Register & Submit ONLINE

Registration & Submission DEADLINES

Early-bird Registrations 1.9.2023 - 1.1.2024 @ 12 p.m. (noon) UTC
Registrations & Submissions
Regular Registrations & Submissions 1.1. - 29.2.2024 @ 12 p.m. (noon) UTC
Announcement of Finalists & Winners
Announcement of the Winners by April 1st