European Talent Competition

EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION

The aim is to compose a new musical interpretation to the short film "Balcony Cacophony" (D: Quentin Haberham). Candidates can either compose the score and/or produce the sound design to the film. They may also work together and apply as a combined composer/sound designer team. We wish to particularly encourage sound designers to apply to the competition!

The twelve finalists will be presented with their works to the audience and the jury at SoundTrack_Cologne during the competition screening. The award gala will take place on Friday, July 5th, 2024.

Submission deadline: April 24th, 2024, 10:00AM CET.

BALCONY CACOPHONY (Short film)

When a rich lady with a passion for topiary must swap her mansion with lush gardens for a tiny council flat, she finds it difficult to cope with her new neighbor and his strange hobbies. A crazy neighborhood feud starts.


Written and Directed by: Quentin Haberham
Duration:5”
Animation: Quentin Haberham
Lead Modelmaker: Zaou Vaughan
DOP: Marc de Meijer
Composers Original Music and Sound design: Rens Machielse and Willem Schneider
Production Company: Family Affair Films
Producer: Chris Stenger
Sales: SND Films
Date and country of production: 2022, Netherlands

 

 

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FAQ • European Talent Competition

Yes, as long as you are an active student in the field of sound design/sound and/or composition at an European film and/or music school, there is no age limit.

It is possible to submit more than one project, but they need to differ in every creative aspect from each other. This means that you can’t use the same sound design with just different music on it.

We prefer common filehosting-services like Dropbox, MyAirBridge or WeTransfer. It is important that we do not have to register on a page in order to download the file and that the download link does not expire until the end of the festival.

Yes, you can enter the contest as a team, even if several people worked on sound design/music only. If you worked in a team, you have to upload the movie with music and sound design of you and your partner and an mp3 file with your work only. If you worked as a team of composer and sound designer, please include your part of the work as additional MP3 file (e.g. if you composed the score, the MP3 should contain the score only. If you did the sound design, the MP3 should contain the sound mix only).

If you don't have the possibilities to use real instruments, sound libraries are fine.

You can choose if you want to compose the music, do the sound design or do both. There will be no disadvantages if you only do one of them, because there will be two different prizes for both, music and sound design.

If you are not European, you must at least study at a European school.

Take part in the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION!


Join the competition here!