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, […]

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 […]