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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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THE FILM

GENESIS 

This is a no-sound version of the film

Our protagonist lands on a foreign planet finds an alien artifact and travels back into a time, where the planet was covered by a lush forest.

Constantin Kormann - Production, Art-Direction, Simulations

Nick Pantring - Environments, Lighting

Sina Hartmann - Character, Animation

Marco Hörnchen - Character, Animation

David Lautermann - Vehicles, Texturing

Robin Odasso - Compositing

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

Regular Deadline:

1st July 2021 - 31st July 2021

30 Euros

Extended Deadline:

1st August 2021 - 1st of September 2021

40 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 2021
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 2021

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 at the Berlin International Sound Design Competition

2021 will receive 

A 3-month ZAP II license from Zynaptiq

35 Days Soundly Pro Subscription

 A Copy of the Sci-fi Technology 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 2022, 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

Sound Design Bundle 2 from KROTOS  

Zap II Bundle from Zynaptiq

The Everything Bundle (All products) from Silverplatter Audio

One Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

Six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

Four (4) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

Four (4) SFX Libraries from Red libraries

Three (3) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

 

2nd Prize

Weaponiser Fully Loaded from KROTOS  

Sound Design Bundle from Zynaptiq

25 Libraries from Silverplatter Audio

One Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

Six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

Two (2)  SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

Three  (3) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

Three (3) SFX Libraries from Red libraries

Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

3rd Prize

A Reformer Pro from KROTOS  

One Year Soundly Pro Subscription from Soundly

Morph from Zynaptiq

10 Libraries from Silverplatter Audio

Six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

Two (2) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

Three  (3) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

Two (2) SFX Libraries from Red libraries

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

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, 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. 

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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

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Constantin
Kormann

3D Artist

Constantin is a 3D Artist and Supervisor working in the advertisement industry. Past clients include AUDI, Canyon, Daimler or TOMRA. He also teaches at Macromedia University in Cologne, where he graduated himself. Additionally, he works on personal projects such as the "Hired Steel" series.

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 are now open

Upon registration you will receive:


 

1. The Film GENESIS in high resolution
2. Competition Guidlines

3. Guidelines to activate your free Zap II Bundle Subscription by Zynaptiq

4. Guidelines to activate your free Soundly Pro Subscription

5. Guidelines to receive your free copy of Sci-Fi Technology Library by Silver Platter Audio
 

There is an additional 3 Euros processing fee

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