Women in the spotlight: SoundTrack_Cologne's second Female Film Composer Class (FFCC) comes to a successful close
"The focus on women film composers is very welcome and appreciated. It's a great thing." Oscar winner Rachel Portman praised SoundTrack_Cologne in her acceptance speech for the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. The second edition of the Female Film Composer Class (FFCC) also took place as part of the congress from Wednesday, 17 November to Tuesday, 23 November 2021. The programme complemented the participation in SoundTrack_Cologne 18 with a three-day block of teachings.
After having to take a break in 2020 due to Covid, the Female Film Composer Class returned with a full programme at this year's edition of SoundTrack_Cologne. The total of 8 female participants, who were presented to the industry at the SoundTrack_Cologne award ceremony at the IHK Köln, enjoyed a packed programme.
The FFCC consisted of seminars on PR, self-marketing and social media, film music publishers, sync international, exploitation chains, music supervision, post-production processes and industry English. GEMA, as a sponsor of the event, also taught important know-how. In addition, Hanna Sophie Lüke, whose composer collective track15 emerged from the first edition of the Female Film Composer Class, and Cornelia Köhler from WIFT Germany were available to answer the participants' questions.
The programme was supported by GEMA, Bavaria Sonor Musikverlag, Orchestral Tools, WIFT Germany, track15 and the Literaturhaus Köln.