UPDATE: The 2016 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers! Scores submitted by contestants by March 2nd! Finalists will be announced MAY 2016!

Update: All contestants submitted their scores! Now the judges will study them and announce the finalists! (May 2016. Stay Tuned!) — Participate on 2017!

And thank you for the record of composers for 2016! — Composers from fifty five countries registered. Good Luck everyone! Team Marvin Hamlisch

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Follow in The Footsteps of a Legend. The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers. A Yearly contest for young composers!

PRIZES FOR THE 2016 CONTEST!

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Follow in The Footsteps of a Legend. The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers. A Yearly contest for young composers!

CINE.ORG: The Contest is underway!

Thanks to young composers from fifty five countries! Your submitted Scores are now being revised by the judges. Finalists will be announced May 2016!

The 2016 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers.

Deadlines

The 2016 Marvin Hamlisch
Film Scoring Contest
All Scores were submitted by March 2, 2016
Finalists Will Be Announced: May 10, 2016
Marvin Hamlisch Award Winner Announced: May 24, 2016

Attention young composers! Thank you for registering! Scores due March 2, 2016!

The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers
FOLLOW IN THE Footsteps OF A Legend!

 

Score big when you compose a new score for a CINE award-winning short film.
Marvin Hamlisch was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century — and a great friend to CINE. We are honored to pay tribute to his remarkable legacy, both as an artist and as a champion of young talent, with our unique film scoring contest.

The 2016 Marvin Hamlisch Contest is now underway. Finalists / Winner will be announce on May 2016.

Flashback: Thank you to the record number of composers from more than fifty countries for participating on the 2015 Film Scoring Contest!

And thank you for the record of composers for 2016! — Composers from fifty five countries registered. Good Luck everyone! Team Marvin Hamlisch

The Contest

For over 60 years, CINE has honored student and emerging talent in film and video. But we know that media is much more — so in 2012, we created a unique, innovative contest to recognize emerging film composers.

The contest is simple: Composers create a new score to a Golden Eagle award-winning short film that we provide. Scores are anonymously evaluated, and all composers receive judging comments. The top ranked scores are named as finalists, and a winner is selected by a guest jury of noted film-music professionals.

FLASHBACK 2015: The Judges: Mychael Danna, George S. Clinton, Daniel Carlin

FLASHBACK 2015: The Judges: Mychael Danna, George S. Clinton, Daniel Carlin

The 2015 jury featured Emmy-and Academy-award winning composer Mychael Danna (2012, Life of Pi); multiple-BMI-award winning composer and Emmy-nominee George S. Clinton (Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music); and Emmy-award winning music editor, supervisor, and conductor Daniel Carlin (Chair of Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at USC’s Thornton School of Music).

The winner of the Marvin Hamlisch Award will receive a trophy presented at CINE Celebrates: New York.

At CINE CELEBRATES Award Presentation: Jon Gann, CINE Exec Director Carlos Simon, Marvin Hamlisch Contest winner Terre Blair Hamlisch Betsy Walters, CINE Director of Awards & Operations Brandon Litman, CINE Board of Directors Melinda Shea

FLASHBACK: At 2015 CINE CELEBRATES Award Presentation: Jon Gann, CINE Exec Director. Carlos Simon, Marvin Hamlisch Contest winner. Terre Blair Hamlisch, Betsy Walters, CINE Director of Awards & Operations. Brandon Litman, CINE Board of Directors & Melinda Shea

 

Composer Marvin Hamlisch:

cine org mh contestA prolific and revered composer, Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) won nearly every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards, as well as a shared Pulitzer Prize for his music for “A Chorus Line” (awarded to the show’s writing and production team). His contributions to the world of film were extraordinary: He created music for more than forty films and received Oscars for his remarkable adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music in “The Sting” and his classic score and song for “The Way We Were.” He created scores for renowned filmmakers Woody Allen, Robert Redford and Steven Soderbergh, and he even wrote a classic James Bond theme (“Nobody Does It Better” from 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me”).

CINE was honored to present Marvin Hamlisch with the first-ever CINE Legends Award at the 2012 CINE Awards Gala in Washington, DC, where he dazzled the audience with a medley of his legendary work. Mr. Hamlisch agreed to announce the creation of CINE’s first Film Scoring Contest and serve as a guest judge for the inaugural contest. Sadly, he passed away before the contest’s launch.

With our great thanks to Terre Blair Hamlisch and his estate for their generosity, we are proud to pay tribute to our kind and gifted friend by renaming the contest in his honor.

Find out more about the amazing life and career of Marvin Hamlisch and watch clips of his work at www.marvinhamlisch.us.

Recent Contest Winners

Carlos Simon Contest Winner, 2015
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Seth Tsui Contest Co-Winner, 2013
Watch Symphonic performance of this winning Musical Score:

 

Ken Pierson Contest Co-Winner, 2013
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ABOUT CINE

CINE (the Council on International Non-Theatrical Events), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, was created in 1957 as a private-public partnership with the USIA branch of the State Department as a way to accredit U.S. documentary and industrial films to send to large foreign festivals such as Berlin, Venice and Rotterdam. The prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award was created as the method to choose films for submission to the overseas festivals, and the CINE Golden Eagle Competition eventually expanded to include student, independent, narrative and television productions. In the mid-1990s CINE’s partnership with the State Department ceased, and the Golden Eagle Awards were presented as a symbol of peer-reviewed media excellence rather than as a conduit to foreign film festivals. Beginning in 2014, CINE now presents the Golden Eagle Awards in three annual cycles: The CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Professional Media (now accepting entries, deadline January 30, 2015), the CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Independent & Emerging Media (opening January 2, 2015), and the CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Student & Youth Media (opening May 1, 2015).

CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning alumni are working throughout the industry. For some, such as Steven Spielberg (1969) and Ken Burns (1981), it was their first major industry recognition; others, such as Martin Scorsese (2006), Barbara Kopple (1992) and Spike Lee (1999) were honored well into their illustrious careers.

In 2012, CINE launched its first Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers, renamed in 2014 as The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers

Welcome contestants!

Thank you CINE!

Terre Blair Hamlisch / Team Marvin Hamlisch

FLASHBACK: CINE CELEBRATES (2015 CONTEST)

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