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CHIGIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM
SCORING COMPETITION
Ist EDITION 2024

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OUR MISSION

The Department of Sound and Image of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana is proud to announce its first International Film Scoring Competition dedicate to promoting and celebrating the art of film and media music.

The competition is designed to discover fresh voices in the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary film music. By acknowledging and nurturing the creativity and originality of emerging talents, it offers tangible opportunities to kickstart and advance their professional careers.
 

We invite talents around the globe to apply by submitting an original composition to a provided scene carefully selected by our esteemed jury.

The piece has to feature orchestra and, if applicable, a hybrid instrumentation. Among the many prizes listed below, the winner will have the unique opportunity to participate in the 3-week Chigiana Film Scoring Intensive Program and record their winning piece with the Orchestra Sinfonica della Toscana (ORT) in Florence under the guidance of our faculty.

We embark on a mission to explore the art of storytelling through music and invite you to be part of it!

HOW TO APPLY – GUIDELINES

Eligibility:
Open to talents of all ages, ethnicities, and genders worldwide, the competition welcomes participants from across the globe.

Application Process:
    – Registration Period: Interested candidates must fill out the registration form available from January 15, 2024, to April 1, 2024.
    – Video Clip and Unique Code: After registering, participants will receive a link to download a video clip (without music) and a unique code for submitting their entry.
    – Submission Form and Fee: All registrants will be provided with a link to a form where they can submit their video along with a registration fee of EUR 40.00.

Submission Deadline and Deliverables:
The submission deadline is April 1, 2024. Participants upload the link to their scored video clip (YouTube or Vimeo only).

Announcements:
    – Finalists Announcement: The finalists will be announced on April 8, 2024.
    – Winner Announcement: The winner of the competition will be announced on April 15, 2024.

The winner must supply their notated score PDF and parts no later than May 10th 2024.

JURY MEMBERS

The jury for the Chigiana Film Scoring Competition consists of esteemed musicians, acknowledged for their notable contributions and achievements within the film and media industry.

Our jury members include:

Pete Anthony (orchestrator Hunger Games, The Mandalorians, Spiderman) – Marco Beltrami (composer I Robot, Ford vs. Ferrari, A quiet place) – Anna Drubich (composer Navalny, Barbarians, The Master and Margarita) – Stefania Ippoliti (director Toscana Film Commission) – Patrick Kirst (composer The Kissing Booth, Woman of the Dead) – Franco Piersanti (composer Il Caimano, Il Commissario Montalbano, Siccità) – Nicola Sani (composer and artistic director Accademia Chigiana) – Lawrence Shragge (composer Anne of Green Gables, Patrolman)

 

PRIZES

  • Free participation in the 2024 Chigiana Film Scoring Intensive Program (valued at €3,000);
  • Recording of the winning piece with the Orchestra della Toscana ORT Symphonic orchestra, including final mixing and mastering;
  • Commission to create the soundtrack for an internationally produced short film (offered by the Toscana Film Commission);
  • Travel expenses contribution to Florence (up to €1,500) to attend the recording sessions and the award ceremony of the Film Scoring Program;
  • Stay in Florence and Siena from May 27 to June 1 (6 nights);
  • Orchestral Tools products: 1st Prize: Berlin Mains + Pēteris Vasks Strings + Tallinn + Andea for a combined value of €3,246 – 2nd Prize: Pēteris Vasks Strings + Tallinn + Andea + all Creative Soundpacks (€2,503) – 3rd Prize: All Creative Soundpacks (€1,156);
  • Presentation of the winning score at the Chigiana Film Scoring Program Award Ceremony in Siena on June 1, 2024

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

RULES & REGULATIONS

CONTACTS

CHIGIANA FILM SCORING COMPETITION LOGO 2024

VIA DI CITTÀ, 89 53100 SIENA, ITALY

admissions@chigiana.org

+39 0577 220921