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Waterloo Festival Film Score Competition

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Guest Andy Thomas

Compose a score (classical or electronic) for our short silent film and win £500, and have your score performed live at the British Film Institute, Southbank, London by Southbank Sinfonia. Visit http://stjohnswaterloo.org/waterloo-festival/fsc2014/ for full details.



Competition details

Eligibility: Anyone between 18-35 years of age can enter.

Brief: A score to accompany the short film “A Journey’s End” (the film is around 5 minutes duration). You can download a copy of the film by visiting http://vimeo.com/87933524, or call 020 7633 9819 or email  waterloofestivalfsc@gmail.com to request one.

Forces: Two categories: (1) oboe quintet (oboe + string quartet); (2) electronic (where at least one of the instruments must be synthesised).

Performance: Tuesday 1 July 2014, 3.30pm, BFI Southbank, London.

Judging panel: Walter Fabeck (Harmonie Band); Colin Maxwell (Royal Opera House)

Deadline: For entry forms and fee: Friday 11 April, 2014. For completed entries: Friday 9 May, 2014.

Entry fee: £8, to cover administration and consulting fees.


The prizes

The overall winner from each category will receive £500.


Shortlisted scores from each category will be performed at a screening of the film at BFI Southbank in London on Tuesday 1 July, 2014, 3.30pm. Members of Southbank Sinfonia will perform the selected scores from category (1) live alongside the film. The overall winner from each category will also be announced at this event.

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