The CINE Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers

V0139 CINE Gala_0191The CINE Film Scoring Competition is a unique, innovative competition designed to recognize emerging film composers.

In 2013, dozens of composers from around the world submitted scores to the inaugural CINE Film Scoring Competition. The compositions were remarkable, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this year.

Registration for the 2nd Annual CINE Film Scoring Competition has now closed. Please join our email list to receive updates.

FilmScoreLogo-1How It Works

Entering composers will each score the same short CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning film, from which the existing score has been removed. Judges will select 10 semi-finalists and 5 finalists, and a panel of guest judges will select the competition winner and two runners-up.

All judging will be anonymous, with the identity and affiliation of each composer unknown to all judges.

For a complete list of rules and regulations, click here.

Dates and Deadlines:
Registration: December 2, 2013 - January 14, 2014

Scores Due: February 28, 2014
Semi-Finalists and Finalists Announced: May 2014
Winner and Runners-Up Announced: June 2014

Meet the Judges

The winner and runners-up will be chosen by Daniel CarlinChair of Film Scoring at USC’s Thornton School of Music, George S. Clintonwho chairs The Berklee College of Music’s Film Scoring Department, and Mychael Danna, composer for Life of Pi (Academy Award®, 2012), Moneyball and Little Miss Sunshine.

The Prize

scoreThe winner of CINE’s 2014 Film Scoring Competition can choose to be added to the composer pool of scoreAscore, bypassing the audition process. scoreAscore is an exclusive community of professional composers. Clients include Disney, Google, EA, Activision, NBC, Universal, Hasbro, Microsoft, Chase and others. scoreAscore provides countless music opportunities from major ad agencies, trailer houses, film studios and more.

In addition, each finalist will get a profile on including a demo reel, short bio, and links to websites and social media.