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 […]

Olivier Derivière receives IFMCA Award for Remember Me

Composer Olivier Derivière has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy, for his outstanding, groundbreaking work on the action-adventure game Remember Me. This is Derivière’s first IFMCA win, from his first nomination. The other nominees […]

Laurent Eyquem receives IFMCA Breakthrough Composer Award

Composer Laurent Eyquem has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Composer of the Year in 2013 by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. Eyquem was recognized for his excellent work on two scores: the Civil War era drama Copperhead and the biopic of Winnie Mandela. This is Eyquem’s first IFMCA win. The other nominees […]

Theodore Shapiro receives IFMCA Award for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Composer Theodore Shapiro has been presented with the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Comedy Film for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. This is Shapiro’s first IFMCA Award win, having previously been nominated in this category in 2008 for his score for […]

Introducing the Critic: Thor Joachim Haga

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 Oslo in 1977, then (mostly) brought up in Grimstad in the South of Norway before I moved back to Oslo in 1996 at the age of 18. I’ve […]

IFMCA RADIO – Best New Music and Soundtrack Releases of 2013

The International Film Music Critics Association is proud to announce the second in its annual IFMCA Radio broadcasts, celebrating the music nominated for the 2013 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 […]

IFMCA Winners 2013

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS; COMPOSERS FROM POLAND, SPAIN, DOMINATE FEBRUARY 20, 2014 — The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2013. This year’s awards have a real international flavor, with the top awards going to composers primarily from Poland and Spain, […]

IFMCA Award Nominations 2013

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; POLISH COMPOSER ABEL KORZENIOWSKI LEADS FIELD The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2013. In this 10th Anniversary year of the IFMCA’s creation, the most nominated composer is Abel Korzeniowski, who received six nominations: Score of the […]

Introducing the Critic: John Mansell

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 1955 in Brighton on the south coast of England, which is where I still live. I discovered film music via my mother, I suppose. She worked at a […]

IFMCA remembers Wojciech Kilar

By Joep de Bruijn Wojciech Kilar was born on 17 July1932 in Lwów, Poland (nowadays Lviv, Ukraine).  He comes from a generation of composers who learned the craft of composing through traditional music studies. In these early days of his career he wrote experimental music, joined by Penderecki and Gorecki. Together they became part of […]