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Berlin International Film Scoring Competition

BIFSC offers emerging Film Composers the platform to showcase their work and compete to receive multiple Awards

Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 


(Finalists in alphabetical order)

Tobias Auer

Adrian Baugut

Kevin Fong

Weissa G

Andrea Roccasalvo

Matias Santos

Yilun Song

Kei Sugiyama

Yi Zeng

Yang Yuan


Don't miss a deadline

This is your time table for the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2024, plan ahead and deliver on time


15th of October - 15th of December

Early Bird Deadline:

15 October 2023 - 14 November 2023

30 Euros

Regular Deadline:

15 November 2023- 15 December 2023

40 Euros

Film sent to participants

After Registration

Each participant will receive the selected film in high resolution to score the music for the competition. Additionally, the participants will receive 3 Audio Files of Original Sound Design to select from and use with their music. The Sound Design is created by the Winners of the Berlin International Sound Design Competition! 

Deadline day

15th of January 2024
18.00 pm GMT

This is your day. Time to deliver your music on film and celebrate!

Finalists Announced

7th of February 2024

Up to 10 finalists will be announced

Each finalist will receive a diploma for their achievement to be selected in the 10 best Original Scores at the BIFSC

1st of March 2024

3 Award Winners will be announced. 

Trail of Light

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Trail of Light

FILM SYNOPSIS: A contemplative journey throughout the steps of the world's creation, inspired by an old Native Americans legend from the Pawnee tribe.

FILM CREDITS: Animated & Directed by Baptiste JAQUEMET, Lucas TEBIB, Yahnis VENTURA, Fiona VILLATE. 




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photo credits: Emily Sandifer

Ariel Marx


Ariel Marx is an Emmy-nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist, known for her eclectic and inventive scores for film and television. Some of her recent projects include National Geographic’s A Small Light , Peacock’s A Friend of the Family, Hulu’s Candy (ranked number 3 in Indiewire’s Best TV scores of 2022), Netflix’s Black Mirror, and FX/Hulu’s American Horror Stories


Fredi Devas

Director / Producer

Primetime Emmy nominee Dr. Fredi Devas is a wildlife filmmaker who cares deeply about the natural world and the challenges it faces. Having worked on Meerkat Manor and Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures, he joined the BBC to work on Frozen Planet and then Wild Arabia. On Planet Earth II he decided to leave the wildernesses behind to produce and direct. His most recent work include Seven Worlds, One Planet


Zach Robinson


Zach Robinson is an Emmy nominated composer and music producer. Zach is most known for co-composing the score to the mega-hit Netflix series Cobra Kai with friend and collaborator Leo Birenberg.  Along with Leo, he most recently scored Weird: The Al Yankovic Story starring Daniel Radcliffe (for which they were nominated for a 2023 Primetime Emmy in Outstanding Music Composition), and the hit Peacock series Twisted Metal and Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin.


Mihali Paleologou


Dr. Mihali Palaeologou is an award-winning composer. His music has been performed in Europe, USA, Japan, China and Australia. He is a passionate Film Music educator and conductor.  Mihali teaches Film Music at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition and the founder of the Fusion Film Scoring Workshops.


BIFSC is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The process is simple: A short film of no longer than 5 minutes in total duration is given to the participants in high resolution. Each composer will have to compose the original music for the film. The composition must be solely original to the composer. A judging panel of renowned professionals from the film industry will review the submissions and vote for up to Ten Finalists and 3 Prize Winners.

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