Leigh Phillips receives IFMCA Special Award for The Salamander

Composer orchestrator and conductor Leigh Phillips has been presented with the IFMCA Special Award by IFMCA member Ley Bricknell. Phillips was recognized for his outstanding work in manually re-creating Jerry Goldsmith’s score for The Salamander for its re-recording by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and subsequent premiere release on the Tadlow Music label. This […]

IFMCA member Jon Broxton interviewed in Cinema Musica

IFMCA member Jon Broxton was recently interviewed in the latest issue of the film music magazine Cinema Musica by fellow IFMCA member Basil Böhni. The interview appears in the magazine in German, but here for IFMCA readers is the original English-language version of the interview: Cinema Musica: Since 2004 the IFMCA annually announces best achievements […]

Abel Korzeniowski receives IFMCA Awards for Romeo & Juliet, Composer of the Year

Composer Abel Korzeniowski has been presented with three International Film Music Critics Association Awards by IFMCA member Jon Broxton: for Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film for his ravishing score for the period romance Romeo & Juliet, and as Composer of the Year for his work on that film as well […]

Federico Jusid receives IFMCA Award for Isabel

Composer Federico Jusid has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for Television by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy, for his beautiful score for the second season of the Spanish television series Isabel. This is Jusid’s first IFMCA win. He was nominated in the same category last year […]

Olivier Derivière receives IFMCA Award for Remember Me

Composer Olivier Derivière has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy, for his outstanding, groundbreaking work on the action-adventure game Remember Me. This is Derivière’s first IFMCA win, from his first nomination. The other nominees […]

Laurent Eyquem receives IFMCA Breakthrough Composer Award

Composer Laurent Eyquem has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Composer of the Year in 2013 by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. Eyquem was recognized for his excellent work on two scores: the Civil War era drama Copperhead and the biopic of Winnie Mandela. This is Eyquem’s first IFMCA win. The other nominees […]

Theodore Shapiro receives IFMCA Award for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Composer Theodore Shapiro has been presented with the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. This is Shapiro’s first IFMCA Award win, having previously been nominated in this category in 2008 for his score for […]

Introducing the Critic: Thor Joachim Haga

Tell us a little about your background, both personally and professionally (in terms of film music). How did you first discover film music? I was born in Oslo in 1977, then (mostly) brought up in Grimstad in the South of Norway before I moved back to Oslo in 1996 at the age of 18. I’ve […]

IFMCA RADIO – Best New Music and Soundtrack Releases of 2013

The International Film Music Critics Association is proud to announce the second in its annual IFMCA Radio broadcasts, celebrating the music nominated for the 2013 IFMCA Awards, and featuring selections by several members which represent, in their opinion, some of the best individual film, TV and video game cues from the preceding 12 months. The […]

IFMCA Winners 2013

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS; COMPOSERS FROM POLAND, SPAIN, DOMINATE FEBRUARY 20, 2014 — The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2013. This year’s awards have a real international flavor, with the top awards going to composers primarily from Poland and Spain, […]