The European Film Music Day 2018 is going to take place on Tuesday the 15th of May 2018 in the framework of the Cannes Festival. This year again, experts in the audiovisual sector coming from all over Europe will have the opportunity to discuss key issues at stake during this one day event.

The panel discussions will take place in the afternoon at the FNAC, 83 rue d’Antibes, Cannes and will be followed by a reception at La Plage Quinzaine from 18:00 to 20:00.


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The 2017 edition of the European Film Music Day (EFMD) took place in Cannes on 22 May 2017 and was organized by ECSA in cooperation with the Nordic Film Composers Network (NFCN), the Directors’ Fortnight, DEFKOM and ECSA’s Nordic member organizations (BFM, Elvis, FST, FTT, NOPA, SKAP and STEF).

The first part of the EFMD took place at FNAC and featured panels on the artistic relationship between composers and film directors and on the current situation of video game composers. The second part was dedicated to the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award.

After the day event, ECSA and NFCN welcomed their colleagues, friends and other industry stakeholders to a Happy Hour which took place at the Directors’ Fortnight private beach, La Plage Quinzaine. The Happy Hour took place from 18.00 to 20.00.

Please click here to access the entire programme.

The European Film Music Day goes back to an initiative of ECSA’s FFACE committee and is since the re-structuration of ECSA an official ECSA activity, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme. The event features different panels addressing key issues for film composers and offers thus an opportunity for film and audiovisual composers to make their voice heard and to present the extraordinary value of their craftsmanship. The one-day event typically closes with an exclusive reception for guests, which is a good platform for them to meet and exchange business cards – often resulting in new collaborations and work.

The first edition held under the headline European Film Music Days took place in Paris in November 2008 where FFACE co-organised the 2-day event with ECSA’s French member UCMF in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Read an article about the first edition here.

Since then, the European Film Music Day is organised in the framework of the Cannes Film Festival in partnership with FERA (Federation of European Film Directors) and Soundtrack Cologne.

Some impressions from previous years:

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