The 6th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 13th Zurich Film Festival (28 September – 8 October 2017) and is organised by Zurich Film FestivalTonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants were invited to score the 5-minute short film TAMAH by Erhan Yürük for symphony orchestra. The submission deadline was on 11 May 2017, and 189 composers from 38 countries all over the world have participated in the competition.


An international expert jury (see below) has chosen five composers from all the participants:



David Arcus


Andréane Détienne


Christoph J. Hiller


Giuseppe Onofrietti


Joakim Unander


These five compositions will be world-premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel during a film music concert in the Tonhalle Maag (Zurich) on 5 October 2017. Tickets are available here.


On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by the jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2017” endowed with 10 000 Swiss francs. The members of the jury are



Herbert Grönemeyer (president)
(photo: Ali Kepenek)


Anne Dudley
film music composer


Fabian Römer
film music composer
(photo: Dorothee Falke)


Frank Strobel
conductor of the award concert
on 5 October 2017
(photo: Thomas Rabsch)


Erhan Yürük
director of the competition film TAMAH