Scores submitted! Thank you Young Composers! CINE’s “2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers” — Young Composers, Good Luck!

Update FINALISTS ARE IN!  Young Composers, Good Luck!  CINE’s ” The 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers. Thank you for your scores! WINNERS will be announced: June26, 2018, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

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Washington, DCThe 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers’s finalists were announced June 2, 2018 —  Young composers Good Luck!

The 2018 Scoring contest has two categories, to give opportunity to the very young talented composers:

Youth Category (for young composers under 18 y/o)

Emerging Category (for young composers over 18 y/o)


Deadlines for the 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers:

Registration Opens: December 4, 2017 — Done, Thank you!

Registration Closes: January 31, 2018 — Done, Thank you!

Scores Due: April 13, 2018 — Done, Thank you!

Finalists Announced: June 1, 2018 — Done, Thank you!

Marvin Hamlisch Award Winners Announced: June 26, 2018

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012)

The Judges:

Year 2018 Contest:

Distinguished Jurors: 

Lolita Ritmanis:
Emmy Award-winning composer (Batman Beyond)
George S. Clinton:
Multiple BMI-award-winning composer and Emmy nominee
Daniel Carlin:
Emmy Award-winning music editor, supervisor, conductor and Director of Screen Scoring at University of Southern California

Alison Plante:
Composer and Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music
Ronald Sadoff:
Composer, music supervisor and Director of Programs in Film Scoring and Songwriting at NYU Steinhardt
Vasco Hexel:
Composer, conductor, arranger and area leader in the Composition for Screen program at the Royal College of Music


Flashback about CINE’s “The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers”

The film scoring contest for young composers – has been taking place for a few years now. After Composer Marvin Hamlisch received the CINE’s Legends Award in 2012 he wanted to be part of the programs that CINE has for emerging young talent. After he passed (August 6, 2012,) CINE decided to name this specific contest in his honor and contestants can participate every year with a musical score for a film that they will be given to compete. The 2017 contest has two categories (Under 18 y/o and Over 18 y/o to give opportunities to the very young talented composers! Learn more about this contest / Participate in the next film scoring competition!


The 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest — Youth Category

The 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest — Emerging Category


Message from Terre Blair Hamlisch:

Terre Blair Hamlisch

Terre Blair Hamlisch

Welcome contestants! It is with great joy that we announce yet another year of this important contest. On Marvin’s behalf (he would be so proud!) we hope that this exercise “awakens the muses” on all the young talent that feels compelled to participate. Welcome to the contest and may your score be a positive and important factor in your lives! Winners and finalists have had many work opportunities as a result of entering this contest! Good luck to all! — Terre Blair Hamlisch.

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