Creatives in the field of sound design and / or film music composition
Create a new sound and/or music for a selected short film (see below)!
Join the European Talent Competition in the categories film music composition and sound design! Win a one day recording session with the Radio Orchestra of the Western German Radio in Cologne, a two day final mix down in a famous Sound Studio in Germany, sound libraries and sound designer tools that will help you to gain ground in professional business. Show your skills and create a new sound track / sound design for the short film offered by SoundTrack_Cologne below!
NEW in 2012:
Submitted SoundTracks have to present the best possible solution to serve the narration and the images of the film.
Aesthetics could be realistic to experimental, a mixture of both. Your own style. Musical genres could be everything from minimal electro pop or electronic downtempo jazz to the big orchestral score. Everything is possible. The jury will not exclusively prefer orchestral scores! Attendees have to find their own way of adding a sound(track) that helps the film to gain a new (but fitting) aesthetical dimension. We advise the competitors to work together as a team consisting of composers and sound designers. But this is not a must. The past competitions have shown that results of teamwork have got the best chances to win.
Please see the preview of the film below.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS was 30th of September 2012
Directed by Felix Gönnert
Producer: Felix Gönnert
Duration: 6’03” min
Date and country of production: Germany 2010
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High quality film will be provided after application
Prizes for the winner in the category sounddesign
A two day final mix down for a short film up to a length of 45 minutes in the Studio Funk, Hamburg sound studio including the Dolby Digital License. The winner is asked to realize his/her new film project within one year after STC 9.0 to present the result at SoundTrack_Cologne 10.0 in November 2013.
This prize is realised in cooperation with Dolby and Studio Funk, Hamburg
Prize for the winner in the category filmscore
The winner gets the chance to record up to 7 minutes of his own compositions for future film and media projects with the Radio Orchestra of the Western German Radio.
The score has to be sent to the office of SoundTrack_Cologne within 6 months after SoundTrack_Cologne 9.0. The WDR will copy the score into the instrumental parts and take over the duplication in order to enable the piece to be performed. The recording session has to be finished within one year after SoundTrack_Cologne 9.0. The recorded piece will be presented at SoundTrack_Cologne 10.0 in November 2013.
This prize is realised in cooperation with the WDR and the WDR Radio Orchestra