Introducing the Critic: Olivier Desbrosses

Tell us a little about your background, both personally and professionally (in terms of film music). How did you first discover film music? Movies have always been present in my family. In his youth, before I was born, my father used to run a film club. Later, when I was a kid, he used to […]

Douglas Pipes receives IFMCA Award for Krampus

Composer Douglas Pipes has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Original Score for a Comedy by IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Craig Lysy, and Kaya Savas, for his score for Krampus. This is Pipes’s first IFMCA win, from his third nomination. He was previously nominated for Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year […]

Joe Kraemer receives IFMCA Award for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Composer Joe Kraemer has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller by IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Craig Lysy, and Kaya Savas, for his score for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. This is Kraemer’s first win, from his first nomination. The other nominees in the category were Kingsman: […]

Music Box Records receives IFMCA Award for Obsession

Laurent Lafarge and Cyril Durand-Roger, founders of Paris-based film music record label Music Box Records, have been presented with International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best New Archival Release – Re-Release of an Existing Score, by IFMCA member Florent Groult, for their exemplary work re-releasing Bernard Herrmann’s classic 1976 score for Obsession. They accepted […]

IFMCA members participate in the 2016 Harpa Awards for Best Nordic Film Score

IFMCA members Stefanos Tsarouchas and Thor Joachim Haga were present at this year’s Harpa Awards in Berlin, Germany. by Thor Joachim Haga On February 15, the Nordic film music industry once again gathered to celebrate the best scores of 2015 during this year’s Harpa Awards and the Nordic Film Music Days in Berlin, Germany. This […]

IFMCA Award Winners 2015

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 IFMCA AWARDS; JOHN WILLIAMS WINS THREE AWARDS FOR STAR WARS The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2015, in the 2015 IFMCA Awards. The award for Score of the Year goes to composer John Williams […]

IFMCA Award Nominations 2015

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; OCTOGENARIAN VETERANS JOHN WILLIAMS AND ENNIO MORRICONE LEAD THE FIELD, MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS FOR MICHAEL GIACCHINO, LATE JAMES HORNER FEBRUARY 4, 2016. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2015, for the 12th annual IFMCA Awards. The […]

Introducing the Critic: Dimitri Riccio

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 Torino (homeland of FIAT automobiles), in northern Italy, in 1971. I remember my first exposures to film music were John Williams – oh what an original thing! In […]

IFMCA members attend Gent Film Festival, World Soundtrack Awards

The beautiful city of Gent once again hosted the Film Fest Gent, with the World Soundtrack Awards taking place for the fifteenth time this year. Various members of the IFMCA flocked to the Belgian city like bees to honey. Those ‘flocking bees’ included Eleni Mitsiaki (Kinetophone), Thor Joachim Haga (Celluloid Tunes), Bregt de Lange (MainTitles), […]

IFMCA member Brian Satterwhite Celebrates 500th Show of Film Score Focus

Host and producer Brian Satterwhite will celebrate his 500th episode of radio show ‘Film Score Focus’ on Friday, November 13th at 8 p.m. on KMFA 89.5. This special anniversary show will be an extended two-hour episode, and will feature a retrospective look at the show’s history, candid interviews from the local film community, and fan […]