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Winner 2020: EVERYBODY'S EVERYTHING

The SEE THE SOUND Award for Best Music Documentary 2020 goes to “Everybody’s Everything” by Ramez Silyan and Sebastian Jones. The jury consisted of Tim Spreng (film producer), Ralf Niemczyk (journalist) und Prof. Dr. Sabine Rollberg. The prize is endowed with 2.500 Euro.

To quote the jury:
“Everybody's Everything" traces this path from a halfway normal childhood in Tucson, Arizona. The powers of the hypersensitive teenager are depicted with a lot of original material. Concert recordings in bubbling halls are close at hand. Footage comes from smartphones and all kinds of other devices.

Everybody’s Everything assembles all this, peppered with original tones of his companions, impressively into a breathless shot. A highly topical portrait of Trump's America, a confrontation with a music scene that is not at all adult. One can only sit in front of it in amazement ... and wait for the end!”

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SEE THE SOUND, the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne invites all film makers, producers and distributors to submit films with a focus on music.

Films and music videos whose production was completed in 2020 or 2021, and/or premiered after January 1st, 2020 are eligible for submission. Films may be formatted as BluRay (preferred), DCP, or DVD. Music videos formatted as Quicktime movies will also be considered.

Eligible for submission are all Films and music videos whose production was completed in 2020 or 2021, and/or premiered after 1 January 2020. Films in formats BluRay (preferred), DCP and DVD, music videos also as quicktime.mov, will be considered. There are no restrictions regarding the country of production. Preview copies are preferred to online screeners. DVD submissions are also accepted.

In addition, the prize for the Best Music Documentary will be awarded at SEE THE SOUND for the seventh time. The prize winner will receive 2,500 euros.

Submission deadline was March 15, 2021.

SEE THE SOUND is dedicated to all forms of motion pictures, that visualise music and sound. Music documentaries, feature films with focus on music like biopics about musicians or bands, documentaries about concerts, portraits of composers, portraits of bands or music videos may be submitted.

Since its inception, SoundTrack_Cologne grew as a festival and conference program into Europes leading platform for music and sound in film, games, TV and multimedia in general. With SEE THE SOUND SoundTrack_Cologne offers a platform to outstanding films about music to be presented on the big screen.

Jury
Anna Ditges

Anna Ditges

As a writer and director, Anna Ditges has accompanied people from the widest range of social classes and cultural backgrounds in their everyday lives.

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Anna Ditges

Fitore Muzaqi

Fitore Muzaqi

Fitore Muzaqi is a cologne based Director, Procuer and writer. She worked as a creative producer for WDR, Cologne-based production companies and, most recently, for the young broadcaster Cosmo WDR in a serial online format.

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Fitore Muzaqi

Tasja Langenbach

Tasja Langenbach

Tasja Langenbach ist seit 2012 künstlerische Leiterin der Videonale Bonn und arbeitet seit 2004 als freie Kuratorin.

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Tasja Langenbach