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 welcomes two new members in 2014

The IFMCA is delighted to announce that two new members have been accepted into the Association in 2013 – Charlie Brigden of Films on Wax (UK), and Peter Simons of Synchrotones (UK/Netherlands) Charlie is the owner and editor-in-chief of Films On Wax, which reviews and discusses soundtracks and film scores with a focus on the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]