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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
Irelin Luo

Second Prize Winner
Hans Georg Krones

Third Prize Winner​

Yulong Wei


(Finalists in alphabetical order)

André Carvalho

Clare Eunseo Ko

Viktorija Kukule

Shengyuan Li

Yun Qi Pan

Fabien Raucaz

Arthur Troch

Berlin International Film Scoring Competition


Below you can watch the 3 Award-Winning Film Scores

Irelin Luo

1st Prize Winner

Hans Georg Krones

2nd Prize Winner

Yulong Wei
3rd Prize Winner


Don't miss a deadline

This is your time table for the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2023, 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. 

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2023 Awards List

Overall Winner

Cash Prize 500 Euros 

Full Scholarship for online participation at Fusion Film Scoring Workshops 2023 Including Live Recording

Symphobia Pandora by ProjectSam Cinematic Sampling 

Kontakt Player Bundle by SoundIron

CHORUS by Audio Imperia

1-Year Pro Subscription at ReelCrafter

1-Year Subscription at EastWest Composer Cloud +

Shreddage Guitar Library of your choice by Impact Sound Works 

Ethera Gold 2.5 by Zero-G

1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up

1-Year subscription for EastWest Composer Cloud +

Orchestrator or Animator by ProjectSam Cinematic Sampling

A Hyperion Brass Elements by SoundIron

Shreddage Guitar Library of Choice by Impact Sound Works 

3 Month Pro Subscription at ReelCrafter

Ether Gold Atlantis by Zero-G


Lost in Time

 Lost In Time

Animated Short Film by Objectif 3D


Two children play in a temple. One of them touches a mysterious sphere and suddenly time stands still.


Objectif 3D 

Modling: Benjamin Bes, Sebastien Evrard, Mickael Olivieri.

Rigging: Lucas Pancarte, Mickael Olivieri.

Character Simulation: Sebastien Evrard, Lucas Pancarte, Mickael Olivieri.

Animation: Yohan Blazquez, Alba Cazes Barry, Meline Delage, Valerian Delamare, Vincent Ferrer, Jonathan Louis, Audrey Marion, Antsa Ratsimbason,

Lighting/ Shading: Roxane Commincioli, Chrystel Curens, Fabien Delavous, Maxime Dominici, Esteban Genre Jazelet, Guillaume Lafaye, Pauline Vincensini. Matte Painting: Chrystel Curens,

Fx: Esteban Genre Jazelet

Sound: Mathieu Parisot Voices: Ines Azma, Jonathan Louis.

Sound Design / Mix : Christian Cartier, Luc Aureille.


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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,  

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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.


Peter Albrechtsen

Sound Designer

Music Supervisor

Peter Albrechtsen is an award-winning Danish sound designer, mixer and music supervisor working on both feature films and documentaries. Recent credits include festival favorites The Distant Barking of Dogs, Blind Spot, Thelma and sound effects recording for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017. Peter also works as a music supervisor and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Antony Hegarty, and Efterklang. 


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.


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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