The International Film Music Critics Association is honored to announce that it will be officially taking part in the 5th Annual Film Music Festival in Kraków, Poland at the end of May.
IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Damian Sołtysik, Łukasz Waligórski and Łukasz Wudarski will be leading one of the festival’s six Festival Academies, entitled “Film Music and the Film Music Fan Community Phenomenon”, which will take place on Friday, May 25th 2012 at 12:00 noon at the famous Kino Pod Baranami on Rynek Główny in the historic center of old town Kraków. The Academy session, which also features IFMCA Award-nominated composer Bartosz Chajdecki (“Czas Honoru”) and record label CEOs Emmanuel Chamboredon from Milan Records and Robert Townson from Varese Sarabande, will explore the world of film music from the point of view of the consumer, looking at film music journalism and criticism, the fan and collector community, and the record labels who release the music on CD.
Kino Pod Baranami will also be hosting an artistic display of Waligórski’s personal collection of framed, signed film music sheet music from famous works by composers such as John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Marco Beltrami, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, James Horner and Dario Marianelli.
The Kraków Film Music Festival is one of the world’s leading international celebrations of film music, and features concerts, film screenings, festival academies and multi-media presentations. In 2012, the concert series showcases a live-to-picture performance of the score for “Perfume: Story of a Murderer” by Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, an 80th birthday celebration concert featuring the music of Wojciech Kilar, and a two-part concert combining music from the Alien quadrilogy, with music by Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal.
Other special guests taking part in the Festival Academies include Oscar-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, director Julie Taymor, film music publicist Ray Costa, ASCAP executive Nancy Knutsen, and music supervisor Maggie Rodford.
A full report of the IFMCA’s activities in Kraków will appear in due course; for further information about the Festival itself, please visit http://www.fmf.fm/en.