Camille Awards

EUROPEAN FILM COMPOSER AWARDS

The Camille Awards are a set of awards given to composers of exceptional pieces of film and audio-visual music by their peer composers. The last ceremony took place on October 20th 2018 in the frame of the International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) in Pula (Croatia). It was organised jointly by the festival’s organisers and the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA). Last edition of the Camille Awards honoured composers of original music for audio-visual artworks in three categories (“Best Orchestral Score”, “Best Electro-acoustic Score” and “Best Original Music for a Series”).

Selection process

In the first phase, fourteen member-organisations representing composers of music for the audiovisual sector in twelve European countries have submitted outstanding works from their respective region. Delegates from these organisations then proceeded to a first round of vote to reduce the selection to three per category.

History

Renamed in tribute to first composer of film music Camille Saint-Saëns, the Camille Awards (previously Grand Scores) were launched in 2014 at the initiative of composer and ECSA Vice-President Bernard Grimaldi as a celebration of European film music and its composers. They have been held every February in the context of the Berlinale but last year’s edition took place in the frame of an exciting new partnership with the International Sound & Film Music Festival in Pula, Croatia.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS AS GRAND SCORES

ECSA is the official content lead of the Camille Film Music Awards. The awards have been organised in partnership with Moët & Chandon and have been held in February every year since 2014 in the framework of the Berlinale. The role of the Alliance is to develop a fair and well thought-out selection procedure for the award ceremony, as well as to put together a jury in charge of selecting the winners. The Grand Scores has become the leading event celebrating European Film Music at the Berlinale Film Festival over the last years.

The fourth edition of the Grand Scores took place in Berlin on 2 February 2017. ECSA was, as in previous years, the official content partner of Moët & Chandon. The 2017 Grand Scores International Jury, consisting of Patrick Doyle, Ludovic Bource, Frans Bak and Fernando Velazquez selected the awardees of each competition category. The winners were:

Best Orchestral Score – Gaute Storaas for “En Man Som Heter Ove” (A Man Called Ove)

Best Orchestral Score – Clint Mansell for “High Rise”

Best Electro-Acoustic Score – Sophia Ersson for “Pojkarna” (Girls Lost)

Best Original Music for a Series – Victor Reyes for “The Night Manager”

The winner of the honorary category for Outstanding Contribution, Lalo Schifrin, has been chosen by ECSA’s Grand Scores Steering Committee with Moët & Chandon’s support.

From the left: Gaute Storaas (Best Orchestral), Dennis Dreith on behalf of Lalo Schifrin (Outstanding Contribution), Sophia Ersson (Best Electro-Acoustic), Victor Reyes (Best Original Music for a Series); photo credit: Blair Mowat

From the left: Gaute Storaas (Best Orchestral), Dennis Dreith on behalf of Lalo Schifrin (Outstanding Contribution), Sophia Ersson (Best Electro-Acoustic), Victor Reyes (Best Original Music for a Series); photo credit: Blair Mowat

 

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