BIFSC AWARDS 2023
First Prize Winner
Second Prize Winner
Hans Georg Krones
Third Prize Winner
(Finalists in alphabetical order)
Clare Eunseo Ko
Yun Qi Pan
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
15 November 2023- 15 December 2023
Film sent to participants
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!
15th of January 2024
18.00 pm GMT
This is your day. Time to deliver your music on film and celebrate!
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.
2023 Awards List
Cash Prize 500 Euros
Full Scholarship for online participation at Fusion Film Scoring Workshops 2023 Including Live Recording
1-Year Pro Subscription at ReelCrafter
1-Year Subscription at EastWest Composer Cloud +
Lost in Time
This is a no-sound version of the film
You will receive 3 Sound Design files to choose from and use with your submission
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.
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.
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,
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 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 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.
RULES & ELIGIBILITY
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.