European Film Music Day
The European Film Music Day (EFMD) is a one day event bringing together audio-visual composers, film directors, producers and professionals alike. It is held in the framework of the Cannes Film Festival on a yearly basis.
This year, the event will take place on 20 May 2019 from 14:00 to 20:00.
This year’s talking points will be on the practice of buyouts and on the creative process behind scoring for movies compared to the one behind scoring for TV series. We will also be looking into how the new CopyrightDirective will impact composers of film and media.
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The European Film Music Day 2018 successfully took 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 had the opportunity to discuss key issues at stake during this one day event. Amazing guests gathered on three panels to exchange on the creative process of composing film music, on the particularities of scoring music for video-games, and on working with agents and PR agencies. A formidable audience engaged in the discussions as well both during the panels and the coffee break. The panels took place in the afternoon at FNAC Cannes (83, rue d’Antibes) and were followed by a reception at Plage Quinzaine to further discuss topics of interest and to meet other professionals over a refreshing drink by the Mediterranean sea.
We are thankful to all of our partners and supporters for making possible this inspirational day: the Creative Europe programme, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight), FERA, SKAP, NOPA, UCMF, DEFKOM, ÖKB, BASCA, Musimagen, SoundTrack Cologne, Braunschweig International Film Festival, and Fnac.
You want to find out more? Have a look at the programme for the 2018 edition, get in touch with us, or check out the pictures (©Guillaume Lutz/Quinzaine des Réalisateurs). See you next year!
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.
Impressions from previous editions: