Over several hundreds of composers from six continets took part in overall six editions of Transatlantyk Film Music CompetitionTM so far. The winners include: Xiaotian Shi (who later composed the film score to November Man, starring Pierce Brosnan), Matthijs Kieboom (the composer of film scores to fifteen European feature films), Jeffrey van Rossum and Moritz Schmittat (both composed the scores to several dozens of films and tv series), among others. Honorary mentions received Gareth Neudstadter (who later received an Emmy Award and cooperated with Hans Zimmer and James Franco), Andrea Grant (the composer of the scores to over ten films who received NYC Indie Film Awards), Krzysztof Janczak (the composer of the scores to over forty films and tv productions), and Paweł Pudło (the author of a choral composition that was performed during EURO 2012). All this proves that Transatlantyk Film Music Competition™ is an important step in the careers of young composers.
In the previous years, among the jurors were such renowned figures as: John Ottman (a BAFTA winner for editing The Usual Suspects), Christopher Young (a Golden Globe nominee for the film score to The Shipping News), Petr Zelenka (a great Czech director known for Buttoners and Tales of Common Insanity), Daniel Pemberton (a Golden Globe nominee for the film score to Steve Jobs), Mark Isham (an Oscar nominee for the film score to A River Runs Through It, a Golden Globe nominee for the score to Nell, and an Emmy Award winner for the main theme to EZ Streets), John Debney (an Oscar nominee for the film score to The Passion of the Christ), Roque Banos (ten-time nominee and a two-time winner of Goya Award – for the film scores to The Thirteen Roses and The Oxford Murderers), Marco Beltrami (an Oscar nominee for the scores to 3.10 to Yuma and The Hurt Locker), and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (an Oscar winner for the film score to Finding Neverland, the founder and director of Transatlantyk Festival), among others.
The winner of the contest will receive:
- Title: Transatlantyk Young Composer 2017 and Transatlantyk Young Composer Award – First Prize – PLN 20,000
The jury will also award:
- Transatlantyk Young Composer Award – Second Prize – PLN 10,000
- Transatlantyk Young Composer Award – Third Prize – PLN 5,000
June 5, 2017 – Contest announcement
June 5, 2017 – Releasing the film clips
July 5, 2017 – Deadline for sending entries (together with compositions) and entrance fee payment
July 9, 2017 – Announcing the finalists
July 20, 2017 – The final (the screening of the 10 selected compositions in front of the Jury and the audience)
July 21, 2017 – Announcing the winners and the award ceremony, which takes place during the Closing Night Gala
Entry to the final screening of the Transatlantyk Film Music Competition™ held at the New Theatre of Kazimierz Dejmek in Lodz on July 20 is free of charge. Accreditation holders will be seated first. We would like to remind you that the accreditations will be available for purchase via our website: www.transatlantyk.org. The number of accreditations is limited.
More info available here.