Just how differently a soundtrack can tell a film's story can be witnessed at the European Talent Competition. For the animation short GRANDMA by Karolien Raeymaekers the nominees created their own world of sound and music. Additionally the participants had to face the challenge to create a soundtrack without using any third party sound or music libraries.

The prizes are the WDR Filmscore Award which entitles a recording session with the WDR Funkhausorchester and the European Talent Award for Best Sounddesign and a professional film sound editing session at the Fun De Mental Studios in Frankfurt. 

The Nominees are (in alphabetical order):

  1. David Allen, United Kingdom (SCORE & SOUNDDESIGN)
  1. Volodymyr Antoniv, Poland (SCORE) 
  1. Bartosz Bludau, Germany (SCORE & SOUNDDESIGN) 
  1. Aike van de Crommert, the Netherlands (SCORE) 
  1. Christian Dellacher, Germany (SCORE) and
    Valerie Quade, Germany (SOUNDDESIGN) 
  1. Toon Habraken, the Netherlands (SCORE) and
    Levi Mercurio, Belgium (SOUNDDESIGN) 
  1. Franziska Henke, Germany (SCORE) 
  1. Oliver Jan, USA (SCORE) 
  1. Friedhelm Mund, Germany (SCORE) 
  1. Damian Scholl, Germany (SCORE) 
  1. Raffael Seyfried, Germany (SCORE) and
    Armin Badde, Germany (SOUNDDESIGN) 
  1. Christian Steuer, Germany (SOUNDDESIGN)


The competitive screening will take place on Saturday, 22.08 at 10:00h at the Forum VHS at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, An international jury decides on the winners who will be announced the award gala at 19:00h at the same venue. Host of the morning session will be Andreas Grimm.

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