In 2021, SoundTrack_Cologne 18 will again present the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD for the best music in a short film and cordially invites film composers* and filmmakers* to submit their short films with their original compositions.

The award, first presented in 2009, commemorates the great German film composer Peer Raben, from whose estate the prize money of 1,500 euros is donated.

The award will be given to film scores with innovative and dramaturgically coherent use of music and sound in relation to narration.

The competition screening and the award gala will take place on November 20, 2021.

Submission deadline was April 13, 2021.

Conditions: 

Short films can be submitted whose production was completed after 1 January 2020 or which were premiered after 1 January 2020. Films with a maximum length of 15 minutes in all industry standard formats will be considered. There are no restrictions regarding country of production, genre or content. However, the film must be predominantly with original music.

The nominees of the competition should be present at the screening of the films on Saturday, 12 June 2021 and will be presented to the audience and the jury. The award ceremony will take place during the official Gala on the same evening.

The nominees at SoundTrack_Cologne 18
Daniel Brandt

Daniel Brandt

PITCH BLACK PANACEA, Director: Tom Hardimann, UK

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Daniel Brandt

PITCH BLACK PANACEA

Juan Dussán

Juan Dussán

FLOUNDERING, Director: Austin Prario, USA

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Juan Dussán

FLOUNDERING

Paulo Gallo

Paulo Gallo

TOKE, Director: Nono Ayuso, Germany

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Paulo Gallo

TOKE

Thomas Höhl

Thomas Höhl

JEIJAY, Directors: Maren Wiese, Petra Stipetić, Germany

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Thomas Höhl

JEIJAY

Erica Procunier

Erica Procunier

THE ANNOUNCEMENT, Director: Zack Bernbaum, Canada

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Erica Procunier

THE ANNOUNCEMENT

Kevin Sargent

Kevin Sargent

THE BIRTH OF VALERIE VENUS, Director: Sarah Clift, United Kingdom

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Kevin Sargent

THE BIRTH OF VALERIE VENUS

Hélène Vogelsinger

Hélène Vogelsinger

BUBBLE, Director: Janelle deWitt, USA

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Hélène Vogelsinger

BUBBLE

Jury
René Dohmen

René Dohmen

René Dohmen is part of DÜRBECK & DOHMEN.

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René Dohmen

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann

Milena Fessmann is a music supervisor, moderator, producer and DJ.

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Milena Fessmann

Kadir Sözen

Kadir Sözen

Kadir founded his own production company, Filmfabrik, in 1995, where as director, writer and producer, as well as in cooperation with other renowned filmmakers, he made numerous television films, documentaries and feature films.

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Kadir Sözen