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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



First Prize Winner
Emily Cheng

Second Prize Winner
Christopher Myczkowski

Third Prize Winner​

Markus Dag


(Finalists in alphabetical order)

Bartosz Bajda

Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier

Robert IJserinkhuijsen

Christopher Kennedy

Marcus Schätzle
Gian Marco Verdone

Carlos De La Fuente Lucas-Torres

Berlin International Film Scoring Competition


Below you can watch the 3 Award-Winning Film Scores

Emily Cheng

1st Prize Winner

Christopher Myczkowski

2nd Prize Winner

Markus Dag
3rd Prize Winner


Don't miss a deadline

This is your time table for the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2022, plan ahead and deliver on time


15th of October - 15th of December

Early Bird Deadline:

15 October 2021 - 14 November 2022

30 Euros

Regular Deadline:

15 November 2022- 15 December 2022

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 2023
18.00 pm GMT

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

Finalists Announced

7th of February 2023

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 2023

3 Award Winners will be announced. 



Our protagonist lands on a foreign planet finds an alien artifact and travels back into a time, where the planet was covered by a lush forest.

Constantin Kormann - Production, Art-Direction, Simulations

Nick Pantring - Environments, Lighting

Sina Hartmann - Character, Animation

Marco Hörnchen - Character, Animation

David Lautermann - Vehicles, Texturing

Robin Odasso - Compositing

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Registrations are now closed

Compose a Winning Score

Registrations for the next Berlin International Film Scoring Competition will open on the 15th of October 2022

Upon registration, you will receive

1. An email confirming your registration together with the competition materials.
2. The film
2. Three (3) Audio Files with original Sound Designs
created by the Winners of the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 
(You will be able to choose which of the three Sound Designs you prefer to use with your music.)


To be notified first about the upcoming competition subscribe to BIFSC


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Fredi Devas

Filmaker / 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.

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Lesley Jackson

Composer Agent

Lesley established UK Film Music in March 2019 following several years representing and managing prominent and award-winning composers from the UK and mainland Europe. With a career history including international marketing and the Visual Arts, Lesley is keen to bring a different approach to representation.

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Nathan Barr


Emmy-winning composer Nathan Barr has received critical acclaim for his unmatched versatility, incorporating eclectic instruments from musical cultures across the world.

His recent projects include The House with a Clock in its Walls, Amazon Studios’/Legendary Television’s Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, Hulu's The Great, and the Netflix series Hollywood,  


Mihali Paleologou


Mihali Palaeologou is a composer. His award-winning music has been performed in Europe, USA, Japan, China and Australia. He is a passionate Film Music educator and conductor. Mihali is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition and Founder of the

Fusion Film Scoring Workshops

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Constantin Kormann

3D Artist

Constantin is a 3D Artist and Supervisor working in the advertisement industry. Past clients include AUDI, Canyon, Daimler or TOMRA. He also teaches at Macromedia University in Cologne, where he graduated himself. Additionally, he works on personal projects such as the "Hired Steel" series.


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 10 finalists and 3 Prize Winners.

Sponsors and partners
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We are grateful to our sponsors for their support of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition

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