Award-winning British composer Michael Nyman has been named as mentor for the forthcoming Berlinale Talent Campus’ competition for composers and sound designers.
Taking place at the Berlin International Film Festival, 3,967 applicants from 141 separate countries have applied for the contest.
The Score Competition offers three young composers or sound designers the chance to create new scores for selected film excerpts and record them with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.
“I feel honoured to support the Talent Campus as a mentor, even more so as I still consider myself to be a Talent,” Nyman commented.
As one of Britain’s most innovative and celebrated composers, Nyman’s work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos.
In addition to scoring films, he has also composed and premiered numerous operas, had musical stints in the games and fashion industries and made a name for himself as a conductor, critic and director.
Meanwhile, over the course of the six-day Berlin International Film Festivel, 350 selected participants will be given an opportunity to learn from prominent Berlinale guests and notable experts, to strengthen their own skills and to clearly define their creative and strategic filmmaking goals.
There is also the opportunity to participate in numerous hands-on training programmes, like the Doc and Script Station, the Talent Project Market, the Editing Studio or the Post-Production Studio, to work with experienced mentors on new film projects and make contacts for the future in an informal networking environment.
The shortlisted scores will have their world premiere during the event. And the best piece will be selected by a jury and its composer wins a Dolby-sponsored tour of the most renowned sound studios in Los Angeles.
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