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BIFSC

Berlin International Sound Design Competition

BIFSC offers emerging Sound Designers for Film, TV & Games the platform to showcase their work and compete to receive multiple Awards and unique networking opportunities.

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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. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Don't miss a deadline

This is your time table, plan ahead and deliver on time

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Registration

1st of July- 1st of September

Early Bird Deadline:

1st July 2023 - 31st July 2023

30 Euros

Regular Deadline:

1st August 2023 - 1st of September 2023

40 Euros

Film sent to participants

After Registration

After registering each participant will receive an award-winning short film of an approximate duration of 5 minutes in high resolution to create the original Sound Design for the competition.

Deadline day

21st of  September 2023
18.00 pm GMT 

This is your day. Time to deliver your ​Sound Design on film and celebrate!

Winners and Finalists Announced

7th of October 2023

3 Overall Winners will be Announced

Up to 10 finalists will be announced and their names will be published on BIFSC website. 

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Every participant

in the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2023

will receive 

A 3-month ZAP II license from Zynaptiq

A 3-month Krotos Studio Subscription from Krotos

A 35-day Soundly Pro Subscription

 A Copy of the Fireballs Sound Effects Library by Silverplatter Audio

Details and promo codes will be provided upon registration to the competition.

3 Award Winners will be announced. 

The three (3) Award Winning Sound Designs will be sent to all the composers participating in the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2023, laying the grounds for future collaborations, and providing one of the most important networking opportunities in the film industry for Sound Designers. The Composers will be able to choose between the three (3) Winning Sound Designs and use the one they prefer together with their original Composition for their participation in the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition.

 

 

BIFSC Sound Design 2023 AWARDS

1st Prize 

300€ Prize money

Universe Bundle by Soundmorph

Zap III Bundle by Zynaptiq

Everything Bundle (All products) by Glitchmachines

Essential FX Bundle & MSoundFactory by Melda Productions

All Sound Packs (All products) by Empty Sea Audio

Everything Bundle (All products) by Silverplatter Audio

Ultimate Bundle from Kilohearts

A Bundle of choice by UnitedPlugins

One-Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

Four (4) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

Everything Bundle by Devious Machines

Krotos Studio by Krotos

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

 

2nd Prize

Sound Design Bundle and Orange Vocoder IV by Zynaptiq

Software Bundle 4 by Soundmorph

Essential FX Bundle & MSoundFactory by Melda Productions

Plugin Bundle by Glitchmachines

A Bundle of choice by UnitedPlugins

20 Libraries from Silverplatter Audio

Sci-Fi Bundle from Empty Sea Audio

Phaseplant by Kilohearts

One-Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

Two (2) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

Krotos Studio by Krotos

A Plugin of Choice by Devious Machines

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

3rd Prize

Essential FX Bundle & MSoundFactory by Melda Productions

Horror Bundle by Soundmorph

Sample Bundle by Glitchmachines

A Bundle of choice by UnitedPlugins

One-Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

Orange Vocoder IV by Zynaptiq

10 Libraries from Silverplatter Audio

Two (2) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

Phaseplant by Kilohearts

Dronos from Empty Sea Audio

Krotos Studio by Krotos

A Plugin of Choice by Devious Machines

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

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REGISTER

Create a Winning Sound Design

Registrations for the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2023 are now CLOSED.



The next competition will be announced in July 2024

 

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

BIFSC is open to Sound Designers of all ages and nationalities. The process is simple: A short Animation Film of approximately 4 minutes in total duration is given to the participants in high resolution. Each Sound Designer will have to create the Foley & SFX for the film.  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.

DISTINGUISHED JUDGES

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Fredi Devas

Filmmaker - 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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Peter Albrechtsen

Sound Designer 
Mixer, Music Supervisor

Peter Albrechtsen is an award-winning Danish sound designer and re-recording mixer. Recent credits include  Evil Dead Rise, The Cave and The Killing of Two Lovers, The Distant Barking of Dogs, 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. 

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Ali Tocher

Audio Designer

 A 2020 BAFTA Breakthrough Participant, Ali is the Lead Audio Designer at Bonsai Collective, a UK games studio. Specializing in making bespoke soundscapes with non-traditional techniques, Ali's career in sound has seen him work in games, medical applications, film, TV, live broadcast, advertising, Virtual Reality, live music, and contemporary art installations. 

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Bo Li

Sound Designer

Bo LI is an award-winning Sound Designer. He created the Sound Design for the Oscar Student Academy Awards Gold Medal winning animation film Unforgotten. Bo Li is a Prize Winner of the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2019. Currently he is a Sound Design Clinical Assistant Professor at the Arizona State University. He also works as a sound designer for theme parks, museums, art installations, live theater productions, and cinema at Earsup Sound Design in California.

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