Young Film Composers Competition Winners Announced

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LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine) — A blue-ribbon panel of film and television industry judges has chosen the winners of the Third Annual Young Film Composers Competition. The annual film scoring competition is presented by Turner Classic Moves, Film Music magazine and MP3.com, and is sponsored by The Guitar Center. Prizes this year were provided by The Guitar Center, Korg, Sennheiser/Neumann, Deepwater Blue and The Film Music Institute.
The winners of the Third Annual Young Film Composers Competition as selected by the judging committee are:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
H. SCOTT SALINAS, Boston, Mass.
Prize: Scoring Assignment to create a new score for the restored silent film “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” (1928) starring Lon Cheney, including travel to Los Angeles to record the score with a professional LA film scoring orchestra.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER
TIMOTHY SMITH, N. Richland Hills, TX
Prize: Korg Triton 61-key Music Workstation Sampler provided by Korg and The Guitar Center
SECOND PRIZE WINNER
MATT HEIDER, Salt Lake City, UT
Prize: Neumann M-147 Tube Microphone including shockmount provided by Sennheiser/Neumann and The Guitar Center
THIRD PRIZE WINNER
MICHAEL RUBINO, Los Angeles, CA
Prize: Music for the Media Distance Learning Course from Deepwater Blue and The Film Music Institute
FOURTH PRIZE WINNER
CHRISTOPHER PALESTRANT, Elizabeth City, NC
Prize: Music for the Media Distance Learning Course from Deepwater Blue and The Film Music Institute
This year’s finals judging committee was chaired by veteran film composer Don Davis (“The Matrix”). Serving with Davis on the Judging Committee were Dennis Millay, Sr. Project Manager at TCM; Tony Barbon, VP of Studio Production for TCM, Lon Bender, President of Liberty Livewire; film music agent Jeff Kaufman; composer and winner of the First Annual Young Film Composers Competition Vivek Maddala, and veteran film composers James Venable (“The Powerpuff Girls Movie,” “Dexter’s Laboratory”); Alex Wurman (“Hero,” “No Vacancy”), Mark Holden (“The Protector,” “Beyond Desire”) and Mark Adler (“Above Suspicion,” “The Rat Pack”). The judging phases of the competition were overseen by Film Music magazine publisher Mark Northam.

8 Comments

  • georgetta banks
    January 10, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    I would like to know where to get an application for the TMC Young Film score competition and when is the deadline? please forward the information to georgetta.banks@yahoo.com

  • Brent A. Allred
    January 27, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    I would like to know where to get an application for the TMC Young Film score competition and when is the deadline? please forward the information to baallred@bsu.edu

  • Mark Northam
    January 27, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    Hi Brent and Georgetta –
    Unfortunately the TMC Young Film Composers Competition is no longer being held (the last one was 3 years ago). We are expecting to announce a new competition soon.

  • Brent A. Allred
    January 27, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    When could I expect the an announcement about this competition? Thanks for you reply!!!

  • Marius C.
    June 23, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    I would also like to be notified when the announcement is made for the new competition. My email is mariuschamberlin@gmail.com

  • Goranm
    March 18, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    Hello!
    I have just found out about this competition. Is it still being held?
    Where could I find out more about it? I am very interested in participating.
    Please email me with more information: gokizr@yahoo.com
    Thank you!!!!

  • dimos stathoulis
    July 24, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Hi!please inform me for any upcoming competition.Thank you
    email:dimosstathoulis@yahoo.gr

  • July 17, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    Hi,
    I’d like to know if there will be another competition in the near future?
    Also, I’d be grateful if you could indicate whether everyone allowed to apply for the competition or whether there are any restrictions (such as – do i have to be US citizen?).
    Please inform me, if possible, at my mail: liorcohen001@gmail.com
    Very grateful
    Lior

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