Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards Selects “Jonas and the Sea” as its Official Film for the 2022 Awards Ceremony


The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards has selected the 2015 Dutch short film Jonas and the Sea as the film-scoring material for its 2022 competition. Composers applying for an award in the “Film/Media Scoring” category are challenged to create an original score for the award-winning short film.

The Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards has as its mission to champion the musical talent of youth and emerging composers from around the world. The awards have been created to honor the late Marvin Hamlisch, paying tribute to his remarkable legacy as both an artist of incomparable accomplishment, as well as an advocate for emerging talent.

Musicians may apply in all of the following musical genres: Contemporary Pop (new!), Contemporary R&B (new!), Musical Theatre, Film/Media Scoring, Classical Composition and Jazz Composition. Composers worldwide will be eligible to compete in categories for Youth (under 18) and Emerging Composers (pre-professional composers aged 18+) for cash and sponsored prize packages.

Registration is open through May 31, 2022, with a June 30, 2022 deadline for submissions. Detailed information can be found at

Read more about Jonas and the Sea and the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards here!