CALL FOR ENTRIES: Competition for young and upcoming composers and sounddesigners at SoundTrack_Cologne
SoundTrack_Cologne 19 (June 8 – 11, 2022) invites budding composers and sound designers to compose music or create the sound design for a short film in the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION and to apply in the categories WDR FILMSCORE AWARD and SOUND DESIGN.
The aim is to musically interpret and connect the visuals and narration of the short film “UnVernunft” (D: Hanna Viktoria Heimann). “UnVernunft“ is a co-production of WennDann GmbH and HFF München. The short film is provided in cooperation with HFF München for the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION.
Contestants may either compose the score and/or create the sound design for the short film, and may also work together in a team with another composer or sound designer. Sound designers in particular are encouraged also to submit sound-only projects!
The twelve finalists will be presented with their work to the audience and jury at the SoundTrack_Cologne competition screening and the award gala on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
The winner of the WDR FILMSCORE AWARD will have the opportunity to record an original composition of 7 – 9 minutes length with the WDR Funkhausorchester – for many young composers this could be their first opportunity to record with a large orchestra and begin filling out their film-scoring calling card.
The winner for the best SOUND DESIGN will receive a 5.1 cinematic mix down in the prestigious Cologne based sound mixing studio TORUS GmbH.
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. 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.
The contest is open to all active students in the fields of sound, music, and/or composition at a European film or music school (without age limit); or any young European creatives up to and including 30 years of age.
>> You can find the online registration and the terms and conditions for your participation here.
After the online registration you may download the short film and start your project.
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.