The 5th International Film Music Competition will take place during the 12th Zurich Film Festival (22 September – 2 October 2016) and is organised by Zurich Film Festival, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and Forum Filmmusik. Participants were invited to score the approximately 6-minute short film AN OBJECT AT REST by Seth Boyden for symphony orchestra. The submission deadline was on 3 June 2016, and 202 composers from 43 countries all over the world have participated in the competition.


An expert jury comprising internationally renowned musicians and filmmakers (see below) has chosen five composers from all the participants:

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 Zurich Tonhalle on 23 September 2016. On the same evening, the winner will be chosen by an international expert jury and awarded the Golden Eye “Best International Film Music 2016” endowed with CHF 10 000.


The members of the jury are

(The composition of the jury may be subject to change.)