Tonhalle Maag, Zurich
4 October 2018

7. INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC COMPETITION 2018: AND THE WINNER IS … SEBASTIAN ANDRONE-NAKANISHI!

 

 

The Romanian composer Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi is the winner of the 7th International Film Music Competition, which took place at Tonhalle Maag on 4 October 2018 during the 14th Zurich Film Festival. Androne-Nakanishi received the Golden Eye ‘Best International Film Music 2018’ endowed with a 10 000 Swiss franc cash prize.

 

The award ceremony took place during a film music concert. Under the baton of Frank Strobel, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra world-premiered the compositions of the five finalists and performed pieces from thrillers like “Mission: Impossible”, “Kill Bill”, “Se7en” oder “Basic Instinct“. Sandra Studer took the audience through the evening.

 

 

 

The five finalists were

 

The shortlisted five were chosen in a first round from 304 participants from 44 countries. Entrants were asked to write a symphony orchestra score for Steve Cutts’s four-minute short film HAPPINESS.

 

The members of the jury were

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