European Talent Competition

EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION

The aim is to compose a new musical interpretation to the short film "UnVernunft" ("UnReason") (D: Hanna Viktoria Heimann). 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!

Please note: This year the competition will consist of two steps (see below)!

The twelve finalists will be presented with their works to the audience and the jury at SoundTrack_Cologne. The competition screening and the award gala will take place on June 11, 2022.

 

(c) Victoria Jungblut

Short film "UnVernunft”

Germany 2022, 8 min

Directed by: Hanna Viktoria Heimann
Production Company: WennDann Film GmbH in Co-Production with HFF München
Producers: Felix Mann, Simon Bogocz, Ben Ulrich

Synopsis: Three friends get ready for a party. Rosa, the host, is torn between the clashing moral standards of the other two – until an argument breaks out that escalates in a bloody way.

In cooperation with HFF München

(c) Victoria Jungblut

This year the competition will consist of two steps:

1. The participants have to download the current film version after their registration in order to produce the music and sound design until May 1, 2022! (Please upload the movie as described in the guidelines as .mp4 file or .mov file, the audio track as wav. file!)

2. The pre-jury will review the submissions and select 12 nominees. These will be notified in mid-May and will receive the Picture Lock together with their nomination. The nominees will then have time until June 3, 2022 to adapt their music and/or sound design to the Picture Lock.

Please note: The adaptation of the music and/or the sound design to the Picture Lock is a prerequisite for the nominees to present their entry to the main jury! Therefore, nominees should note the time for the final adaptation of their submissions between mid-May and June 3, 2022.


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.

Nominees 2022
Rossano Cariello

Rossano Cariello

Based in Edinburgh, Rossano Cariello is a contemporary composer for film and media.

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Rossano Cariello

Composer

Martina Cirillo

Martina Cirillo

Martina Cirillo is an Italian singer and musician born in the 1992.

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Martina Cirillo

Musician & Composer

Lorenzo Gioelli

Lorenzo Gioelli

Lorenzo Gioelli was born in Pordenone (Italy) in 1997.

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Lorenzo Gioelli

Composer

Johann Grillenbeck

Johann Grillenbeck

Johann Grillenbeck is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer currently based in Würzburg, Germany.

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Johann Grillenbeck

Multi Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer

Victor Habes

Victor Habes



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Victor Habes

Composer

Michael Kaspar

Michael Kaspar

I was born on 5th May 2002 in Biberach an der Riß (Germany).

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Michael Kaspar

Audio Designer

Thomas Peyrounette

Thomas Peyrounette

Since September 2020 I moved to Annecy to enter the Conservatory in the Musical Composition for Screen class.

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Thomas Peyrounette

Composer

Manuel Seum

Manuel Seum

I was Born in Bologna, Italy.

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Manuel Seum

David Videli

David Videli

My name is David. I'm 19. I bathed in music from an early age because my parents are musicians.

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David Videli

Composer

Jenny Winter

Jenny Winter

Growing up in a small village near Düsseldorf, sound in all forms has always been Jenny‘s passion.

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Jenny Winter

Sound Designer

Niels N. Winter

Niels N. Winter

Born in Berlin and raised in Wuppertal, Niels has been a musician from the beginning.

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Niels N. Winter

Musician & Composer

Jury Members 2022
Marcel Barsotti

Marcel Barsotti

Award winner Marcel Barsotti is a Swiss film- & advertising composer.

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Marcel Barsotti

Jury president and Composer

 Gordon Hamilton

Gordon Hamilton

As a composer, several recent works by Gordon Hamilton subvert expectations of the orchestra.

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Gordon Hamilton

Composer and conductor

Hanna Heimann

Hanna Heimann

After finishing a History BA, she now studies Screenwriting at the University of Television and Film in Munich.

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Hanna Heimann

Director

Sanna Salmenkallio

Sanna Salmenkallio

Sanna Salmenkallio is one of the most experienced film composers in Finland. She has composed the score for more than 30 films, mostly artistically ambitious documentary features.

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Sanna Salmenkallio

Film composer

Josef Steinbüchel

Josef Steinbüchel

Works as Sound Supervisor and Sound Designer for Feature Film, Television and Commercials.

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Josef Steinbüchel

Sound Supervisor & Sound Designer