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 […]

IFMCA Award Nominations 2014

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED; COMPOSERS JAMES NEWTON HOWARD AND ALEXANDRE DESPLAT DOMINATE The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of nominees for excellence in musical scoring in 2014, for the 11th annual IFMCA Awards. The most nominated composers are American James Newton Howard and Frenchman Alexandre Desplat. Howard […]

Introducing the Critic: Tim Burden

Tell us a little about your background, both personally and professionally (in terms of film music). How did you first discover film music? I could wax rhapsodic quite easily here, so apologies in advance. My father played French horn on many film scores (http://www.timburden.com/John-Burden.aspx) so I was introduced to numerous recordings from an early age. […]

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 […]