Zurich Film Festival Starts Film Music Competition

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Composers will compete to score a short film and win an $11,000 cash prize.

COLOGNE, Germany -- The Zurich International Film Festival has introduced a new film music competition to take place at next year's fest (Sept. 20-30, 2012).

Composers will compete to score a six-minute short film, which will be judged by an international jury of film and music professionals. The winner will receive a $11,000 (10,000 Swiss Francs) cash prize and have their music recorded by Zurich's Tonhalle orchestra under the guidance of conductor David Zinman. Zurich organizers will annouce the film to be scored on Feb.15, 2012.

Composers interested in competing can contact the Zurich Festival at score@zurichfilmfestival.org.

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