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IFMCA Award Winners 2014

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2014 IFMCA AWARDS; HANS ZIMMER, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT TAKE TOP HONORS The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2014, in the 2014 IFMCA Awards. The award for Score of the Year goes to composer Hans Zimmer for […]

IFMCA RADIO – Best New Music and Soundtrack Releases of 2014

The International Film Music Critics Association is proud to announce the third in its annual IFMCA Radio broadcasts, celebrating the music nominated for the 2014 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 […]

Timetable for 2014 IFMCA Awards set

The timetable for the 2014 International Film Music Critics Association Awards has been set. The critical dates are as follows: Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Nominations ballots sent out to members Sunday, February 1, 2015 – Deadline for members to send in nominations Thursday, February 5, 2015 – 2014 IFMCA Award nominations announced Friday, February 6, […]

Conrad Pope receives IFMCA Award for Tim’s Vermeer

Composer Conrad Pope has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Documentary by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy, for his exquisite score for the artistic documentary Tim’s Vermeer. This is Pope’s first IFMCA nomination and win. The other nominees in the category this year were Mark […]

IFMCA members attend Film Fest Gent 2014, World Soundtrack Awards

Over the past 25 years, the film festival of Ghent has been focusing on film music, resulting in daring concert choices and creative programmes. They were the first to convince Hans Zimmer to perform his music on stage. A few years later, the film festival organized the first World Soundtrack Awards. What began as a […]

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 […]

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, […]