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 […]

IFMCA member Conrado Xalabarder publishes latest book, “The Music Script in Film”

IMFCA member Conrado Xalabarder has released his newest book, The Music Script in Film, both in Spanish and English (translated by Australian author and novelist Gloria Montero). The book deals with the use of music in films, its effects on the audience (both emotionally and rationally) and emphasizes how to write a comprehensible musical discourse […]

Timetable for 2013 IFMCA Awards set

The timetable for the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Awards has been set. The critical dates are as follows: Thursday, January 16, 2014 – Nominations ballots sent out to members Sunday, February 2, 2014 – Deadline for members to send in nominations Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 2013 IFMCA Award nominations announced Friday, February 7, […]

IFMCA members attend Film Fest Gent, World Soundtrack Awards

This year’s Ghent Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary. With a focus on American independent movies, and in particular the movies of Martin Scorsese, a lot of screenings of the director’s most famous movies were shown. Also a large exhibition has been inaugurated at the Caermersklooster. However, the festival shines with its endless support for […]

IFMCA welcomes six new members in 2013

The IFMCA is delighted to announce that six new members have been accepted into the Association in 2013 – Ley Bricknell of Radio Nowhere (UK), Eleni Mitsiaki of Kinetophone and City Lights (Greece), Johannes Ruckstuhl of Film Score Monthly and CamFM (UK), Kaya Savas of Film.Music.Media (USA), Asier G. Senarriaga of BSO Spirit (Spain), and […]

Murray Gold receives IFMCA Award for Doctor Who

Composer Murray Gold has been presented with the 2012 International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Television Series for Doctor Who by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. This is Gold’s first win from four nominations, all of which were for his work on the Doctor Who series. The other nominees in […]

IFMCA members attend London premiere of Danny Elfman/Tim Burton concert

On October 7th 2013 the Royal Albert Hall in London was the venue for the world premiere of a concert series dedicated to Danny Elfman’s music for Tim Burton’s films. Elfman himself entered the stage to perform songs for the first time in 18 years (last time was the farewell concert with Oingo Boingo in […]

IFMCA members attend Hollywood in Vienna 2013

On October 4, 2013, IFMCA members Basil Böhni, Tim Burden, Thor Joachim Haga and James Southall attended Hollywood in Vienna 2013, the annual celebration of great orchestral film music held each year at the historic Wiener Konzerthaus (Viennese Concert Hall) in Vienna, Austria. The 2013 event was a celebration of music by the Oscar-winning composer […]

IFMCA members attend SCL Emmy Award nominees reception

On September 8, 2013, IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Dan Goldwasser and Daniel Schweiger attended a cocktail reception honoring the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy music nominees for 2013. The event, which was organized by the Society of Composers and Lyricists, was held at the headquarters of the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California. […]