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Open Call: “Film Music Business Career Mentoring for European Film Composers” 2024

Open Call: “Film Music Business Career Mentoring for European Film Composers” 2024

In the frame of the Camille Awards, after various successful previous editions, ECSA is partnering up again with OTICONS Film Composers Agency for the“Film Music Business Career Mentoring for European Film Composers”.

Oticons Talent Agency operates globally by representing nearly 30 composers from all over the world and specialises in facilitating international co-productions. Oticons and ECSA present: the “Film Music Business Career Mentoring for European Film Composers”; a 2-day online mentoring course performed by George Christopoulos (Founder & CEO of OTICONS) for one, max. two lucky winners. The course will offer customised career advice and industry insights, to help its winner carve a realistic, efficient and successful career path as film composer.

In order to select the film composer(s) that are going to be awarded this opportunity, ECSA has decided to launch this open call. So if you are a film composer who seeks knowledge on how things work in the entertainment industry, from networking and pitching to contracts and music publishing, you should definitely participate in the open call by filling in the form below.

You are required to provide us with your CV (in PDF format), some links to your website(s) and socials, and an online private playlist (preferably on SoundCloud, Disco, Dropbox or ReelCrafter) of max. four of your compositions that you consider your best. Approach it as a demo playlist that you would send to a European filmmaker to present yourself and your music.

The call will run until 25 August, 2024. After this date, ECSA will inform the winner(s) by email and announce the news on its social media pages. The mentoring courses will take place online in September. 

Maxus Hexeberg, one of the winners from last year, about the course: "The mentoring sessions with George gave me valuable insights to the business aspect of being a film composer. For instance, I've learned about what expectations film makers might have from a composer." Emer Landers, last year's other winner, says: “George gave us a lot of helpful information in terms of how the European film industry functions, which is something that I hadn't necessarily ever seen laid out in such detail previously and will inform the business side of my approach to my career going forward.”

If the winner(s) plan to be at World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium between 15-17 October 2024, the winner(s) will also have the possibility to meet George in person at the conference.

This open call is reserved to all European composers.

List of countries included:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

This programme is made possible with the support of Creative Europe.