Alberto Iglesias Named Film Composer of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards
Alberto Iglesias was named film composer of the year for his soundtracks for Le Moine (The Monk), The Skin I Live In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy at the World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival on Oct. 21. The academy also gave him the award for best original film score of the year for Tinker, Tailor.
Brian Byrne took home the discovery of the year award and received the award for best original song written for film for "Lay Your Head Down" from the film Albert Nobbs.
The Public Choice Award went to Abel Korzeniowski for the film W.E. The prolfific Pino Donaggio, who has written scores for a number of Brian De Palma's films, received a World Soundtrack lifetime achievement award, which was presented to him by Mike Stoller.
The award ceremony was attended by the Flemish Minister of Culture Joke Schauvliege and the Flemish Minister of Energy, Housing, Cities and Social Economy Freya Van den Bossche.
A complete list of winners follows:
Film Composer of the Year
Alberto IGLESIAS (Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’)
Best Original Film Score of the Year 2012
‘TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY’ by Alberto IGLESIAS
Best original song written for Film
‘LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN ‘ from ‘Albert Nobbs’
Music: Brian Byrne / Lyrics: Glenn Close / Performed by: Sinead O’Connor
Discovery of the Year
Brian BYRNE for ‘Albert Nobbs’
Public Choice Award
Abel KORZENIOWSKI for ‘W.E.’
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Lifetime Achievement Award
Certificate of Outstanding Recognition
WINNERS 39th GHENT FILM FESTIVAL
The Grand Prize for Best Film: TABU by Miguel Gomes – Portugal – Germany – Brazil – France 2012 – Distributor: Numéro Zéro
The Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music & Sound Design: APRES MAI by Olivier Assayas – France 2012 – Distributor: A-Film Belgium
Special Mention: KID by Fien Troch – Belgium 2012 – Distributor: Cinéart
EFA 2013 Prize for Best European Short: AS ONDAS by Miguel Fonseca - Portugal 2012
National Lottery Prize for Best Belgian Student Short: DE NAAM VAN DE VADER by Timothy Josha Wennekes – Belgium 2012 (St-Lukas)
Honorable Mention: CORPS PERDU by Lukas Dhont – Belgium 2012 (KASK)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
Joseph Plateau Honorary Award: Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
Joseph Plateau Honorary Award: Emmanuelle Riva