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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.

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.

Berlin International Sound Design Competition

2019

Award Winners & Finalists

First Prize Winner

Peter Baumann, UK

Second Prize Winner

Jason Grace, USA

Third Prize Winner

Bo Li, China

Finalists

Fernando Canedo, Brazil

Berke Gülbakan, Turkey

Benoit Riot-Le Junter, France

Miguel Ramírez Ahumada (MAGMA Sound), Mexico

Giacomo Maraboli, Italy

Dean Katz Ritov, Israel

Pierre-Hugues Rondeau, Canada

Berlin International Sound Design Competition

2019

Award Winners

Peter Baumann

1st Prize Winner

Jason Grace

2nd Prize Winner

Bo Li

3rd Prize Winner

IMPORTANT DATES

Don't miss a deadline

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

Registration

21st of July- 1st of September

Regular Deadline:

21st July 2019 - 20th August 2019

25 Euros

Extended Deadline:

21st August 2019 - 1st of September 2019

35 Euros

Film sent to participants

After Registration

After registering each participant will receive the film in high resolution to create the original Sound Design for the competition.

Deadline day

30th of  September 2019
12.00 pm GMT (midday)

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

Winners and Finalists Announced

14th of October 2019

3 Overall Winners will be Announced

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

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 2020,  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) Sound Designs and use the one they prefer together with their original Composition for their participation in the BIFSC2020.

 

Additionally, the prizes below will be Awarded

 

 

1st  Prize

+ 300€ Prize money

A bundle of Six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

A bundle of four (4) SFX Libraries from Sonicsalute

A bundle of five (5) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

+ Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

 

2nd Prize

A bundle of Six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

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

A bundle of five (5) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

Award Diploma

+ Representation of your work by BIFSC

3rd Prize

A bundle of Six (6) SFX Libraries from SoundExMachina

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

A bundle of five (5) SFX Libraries from Fox Audio Post-Production

+ 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

REGISTER

Create a Winning Sound Design

Registrations for the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2019 are now closed.

Dates for the Berlin International Sound Design Competition 2020 will be announced in February 2020

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