Introducing the Critic: Craig Richard Lysy

Tell us a little about your background, both personally and professionally (in terms of film music). How did you first discover film music? Thank you for this opportunity. I was born in August 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, of Sicilian and Irish parentage. Worth noting is that my surname, Lysy, is Belgian, as my father was […]

Introducing the Critic: Eleni Mitsiaki

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 on a sunny day in March in Athens, Greece, where I still live and work. At the age of 8 I took my first piano and music theory lessons, […]

La-La Land Records receives IFMCA Awards for Best Archival Compilation Release, Label of the Year

Representatives of the film music record label La-La Land Records have been presented with International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Archival Release of an Existing Score (Compilation) and Record Label of the Year by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. Also in attendance at the presentation was IFMCA member Dan Goldwasser, which took place at […]

IFMCA members participate in 2014 Krakow Film Music Festival

Report by Thor Joachim Haga Krakow Film Music Festival in Poland has now reached its 7th installment, and it’s by far the biggest yet. In fact, it may very well be the biggest film music event ever arranged in terms of sheer audience numbers and the level of concerts and activities. IFMCA members Thor Joachim […]

Introducing the Critic: Florent Groult

Tell us a little about your background, both personally and professionally (in terms of film music). How did you first discover film music? I’m always proud to say that I’m a pure product made in Normandy! I was born 1974 in Rouen, then spent my childhood in Alençon, and finally followed studies at the University […]

IFMCA member Tom Hoover produces film music documentary movie “Chasing Notes”

Chasing Notes is the first documentary of its kind – focusing on the real-life challenges and demands faced by film composers as they apply their craft in a surprisingly competitive field. Broader than that, however, it captures the spirit of chasing one’s dreams, which is an aspect of life that we have all experienced at […]

IFMCA members partcipate in the Nordic Film Music Days in Helsinki, Finland

Report by Thor Joachim Haga The Nordic Film Music Days is a five-year-old, annual event that is hosted by a different Nordic country each year. It’s mostly a convention for the industry, consisting of film composers, students and directors. Its aim is to provide a forum for exchanging experiences, creating ties and updating oneself on […]

IFMCA members take part in Transatlantyk Film Festival in Poland

Report by Tim Burden Poznan is about 3 hours drive from Berlin. What struck me whilst travelling from Berlin’s airport in a taxi was how beautiful the rural countryside is, becoming more agricultural when entering Poland. I was honoured to be asked to devise, produce and host live music events and workshops at Oscar winner, […]

Introducing the Critic: Paul Cote

Tell us a little about your background, both personally and professionally (in terms of film music). How did you first discover film music? I have a hard time pinpointing a precise moment, because I think I was already crazy about film music before I realized what film music meant as a concept. I know that […]

IFMCA members attend SCL Emmy Award nominees reception

On August 14, 2014, IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Dan Goldwasser, Kaya Savas and Daniel Schweiger attended a cocktail reception honoring the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy music nominees for 2014. The event, which was organized by the Society of Composers and Lyricists, was held at the headquarters of the Television Academy in North Hollywood, […]