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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.

Berlin International Sound Design Competition

2020

Award Winners & Finalists

First Prize Winner

Luca Pestarini

Second Prize Winner

Lai Yu

Third Prize Winner

Edward Durcan

Finalists

Miguel Ramírez Ahumada

Nils Vogel-Bartling

Aleksey Lopukhov

Tiziana Mazzucco

Dean Katz Ritov

Felipe Salazar

Luis del Pozo Tenor

Luca Pestarini

1st Prize Winner

Lai Yu

2nd Prize Winner

Edward Durcan

3rd Prize Winner

IMPORTANT DATES

Don't miss a deadline

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

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Registration

21st of July- 1st of September

Regular Deadline:

21st July 2020 - 20th August 2020

25 Euros

Extended Deadline:

21st August 2020 - 1st of September 2020

35 Euros

Film sent to participants

After Registration

After registering each participant will receive an award-winning short film of an approximate duration of 4 minutes in high resolution to create the original Sound Design for the competition.

Deadline day

21st of  September 2020
12.00 pm GMT (midday)

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

Winners and Finalists Announced

7th of October 2020

3 Overall Winners will be Announced

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

Every participant at the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2020 will receive 

 35 Days Soundly Pro Subscription

 A Copy of the Sci-fi Technology Library by Silverplatter Audio

Details and promo code 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 2021, laying the grounds for future collaborations, 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.

 

Additionally, the prizes below will be Awarded

 

1st  Prize

+ 300€ Prize money

A Custom Collection of Libraries valued at 5000$ from Sonniss

Sound Design Bundle 2 from KROTOS  

The Everything Bundle (All products) from Silverplatter Audio

One Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

A bundle of six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

A bundle of four (4) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

A bundle of three (3) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

A bundle of three (3) SFX Libraries from Red libraries

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

 

2nd Prize

A Custom Collection of Libraries valued at 2500$ from Sonniss

A Reformer Pro from KROTOS  

25 Libraries from Silverplatter Audio

One Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

A bundle of six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

A copy of two (2) single (non-bundled) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

A bundle of three (3) SFX Libraries from Red libraries

Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

3rd Prize

A Custom Collection of Libraries valued at 1000$ from Sonniss

A Reformer Pro from KROTOS  

One Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

10 Libraries from Silverplatter Audio

A bundle of six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

A copy of two (2) single (non-bundled) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

A bundle of three (3) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

A bundle of three (3) SFX Libraries from Red libraries

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

DISTINGUISHED JUDGES

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.

Peter Albrechtsen

Sound Designer 

Mixer, 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 music supervisor and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Antony Hegarty and Efterklang. Has written about music and movies for different Danish and international magazines and has been lecturing about sound design around the world.

Ali Tocher

Audio Designer

Ali Tocher is an audio designer for video games and film based in Brighton, UK. He is the founder of LookListen Game Audio, an outsourcing company that provides audio department services to game studios. Specialising in making bespoke soundscapes with non-traditional techniques, Ali's career in sound has seen him work in games, film, TV, live broadcast, advertisting, Virtual Reality, live music and contemporary art installations. 

Mihali Paleologou

Composer

Mihali Palaeologou is a composer based in Berlin. 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 Fusion Film Scoring Workshops

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

BIFSC is open to Sound Designers of all ages and nationalities. The process is simple: A short Animation Film no longer than 5 minutes in total duration is given to the participants in high resolution. Each Sound Designer will have to create the original Foley&SFX for the film. The Sound Design must be solely original to the Participant. 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.

REGISTER

Create a Winning Sound Design

Registrations for the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2020

are now closed.

Registrations for the next competition will open in July 2021.

For mo information contact us using the form below.

CONTACT

 

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