German Composition Funding Award 2019

Sponsored by Sonoton Music

So far there are few projects that financially support filmmakers and composers in the joint development of documentary film music. In order to strengthen this artistic cooperation and promote contemporary compositions, the DOK.forum Marketplace, together with Sonoton Music, is awarding a 2,500 euro prize for documentary film and composition.

The grants are awarded to a.n composer.n from the German-speaking region (D / A / I / CH / LU) who develops the film music for a narrative artistic documentary film in the making. The aim is to promote the arrangement of the composition and the recording of the music for this project.

A team consisting of composer and filmmaker can apply.

The pre-selection will take place within the DOK.forum Marketplace. The pre-selection jury consists of a five-member interdisciplinary committee consisting of composers, producers, editors and other creative artists.

Up to five projects will be presented as part of a closed event at the festival in May 2019. The invited teams will have the opportunity to present their projects to a panel of experts. At the end of the day, the selection committee decides in a closed meeting who will receive the funding.


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Submission and selection process

The grants are awarded to a composer from the German-speaking area (D / A / I / CH / LU) who develops the film music for a narrative artistic documentary film in the making. The team of composer and filmmaker can apply. The submitters undertake to use the grant amount solely for composition and recording in the event of an award and not to allow it to flow into the production budget of the film project.

The pre-selection will take place within the framework of the DOK.forum Marketplace. The pre-selection jury consists of a five-member interdisciplinary committee consisting of composers, producers, editors and other creative artists.

Up to five projects will be presented as part of a closed event at the festival in May 2019. The invited teams will have the opportunity to present their projects to a panel of experts. At the end of the day, the selection committee decides in a closed meeting who will receive the funding.

The submission is closed.

 

Review: German Composition Funding Award for GO BACK! by Florian Erlbeck

left: Award winner German Composition Funding Award Florian Erlbeck

The jury would like to support the project GO BACK! with the Composition Funding Award 2018 to work on an especially socio-politically relevant topic. It is about the portrait of a Bulgarian right-wing populist and his ambivalent self-image. The composer Florian Erlbeck does not want to manipulate with his composition, but rather create an open score in interaction with the filmic narrative, which should challenge the viewer to find his own position. (from the jury statement)