Carlos Rafael Rivera receives IFMCA Awards for The Queen’s Gambit

Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera has been presented with the 2020 International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Original Score for Television and Film Music Composition of the Year by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy. Both Rivera’s wins were for his spellbinding score for the chess-themed Netflix ...

Quartet receives IFMCA Award for Film Music Record Label of the Year

Article by Juan Carlos Jiménez Located in the historic centre of Madrid, Quartet Records is the Spanish benchmark for soundtracks. The company’s office walls are lined with posters from those films whose scores they have released. “These are the original posters of its premiere” says José María Benítez, chairman ...

Christopher Willis receives IFMCA Award for Score of the Year

Composer Christopher Willis has been presented with the 2020 International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Comedy by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy. Willis’s wins were for his score for the outstanding adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...

Introducing the Critic: Nasrollah Davoodi

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 1982 in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Though my father was not a professional musician, he was very musical and played the Santoor ...