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Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2018


Timo Säilä, Finland

1st Prize Winner 2018

I am Finnish sound designer and sound fx editor for film, TV and online. Nowadays I run my own sound post business in London, UK. I am a huge fan of big and bold sound design and hyper-realistic stuff - realism is cool, but I like to gear up from it. I love recording my own source samples and sounds and stacking them up creating layers that feel personal. I'm on a mission to create an ice-cold Finnish style of sound design.


You can find out more about Timo Säilä at his Official Website

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Watch the winning submission by Timo Säilä

Mauricio Duda, Austria

2nd Prize Winner 2018

Mauricio Duda specializes in original cinematic compositions and creative Sound Design for advertising, film and digital projects. During his time at TU Vienna studying Architecture, he started to compose for the pop music duo Maur Due & Lichter. After releasing two studio albums in 2011 (nominated for FM4 Amadeus Music Award) and 2013 he started his studies at SAE Vienna/Middlesex University London to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in Audio Productions. Collaborations with different film production agencies allowed him to develop his sound shaping skills. In 2017 he won 1st price at the SAE International Student Awards for Best Audio Project. He currently lives and works in Vienna Austria.

You can find out more about Mauricio Duda at his Official Website


Watch the winning submission by Mauricio Duda

Can Sarac, Turkey

3nd Prize Winner 2018

I was born in Ankara, Turkey. I got my bachelor's degree in commerce and majored in marketing at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. I worked in real estate and finance for 4 years until deciding to pursue sound design. I studied Sound Design for Visual Media in Vancouver Film School and been doing freelance work for short films and indie games since completion of my education there last year.

You can find out more about Can Sarac at his Official Website

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Watch the winning submission by Can Sarac

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