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10th Annual HARPA Nordic Film Composer Awards.



Posted by Philippe Mouchon

Added on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

10th Annual HARPA Nordic Film Composer Awards.

The composer organizations from the five Nordic countries announced the nominees for the 10th Annual HARPA Nordic Film Composer Awards.

The composer organizations from the five Nordic countries announced the nominees for the 10th Annual HARPA Nordic Film Composer Awards.

The nominees are Kåre Bjerkø (Denmark) for “The Truth Will Out”, Panu Aaltio (Finland) for “Luontosinfonia”, Gyda Valtysdottir (Iceland) for “Mihkel”, Gaute Storaas (Norway) for “Bröllup, Begravning och Dop”, and Anders Niska & Klas Wahl (Sweden) for “Balloons over Babylon.”
The five nominated composers show once again the versatility, high quality, and strong individual grit of Nordic music talent.

The award ceremony will take place on Monday, Feb 24th at the Auditorium of the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies/ Nordische Botschaften, Rauchstrasse 1, 10787 Berlin as part of the Nordic Film Music Days.

The winner of HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award 2020 will be selected by an international jury, consisting of Davíð Þór Jónsson, (Film Composer and 2019 HARPA award winner, Iceland), Christine Aufderhaar (Film Composer, Switzerland), Annette Gentz (Managing Director/ Film Music Supervisor, Annette Gentz Music & Film Arts, Germany), Florian Vollmers (Festival Management, Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany), and George Christopoulos (Music Agent, Greece).

Since 2016 the HARPA Nordic Film Music Days and the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Awards have been taking place at the Nordische Botschaften in Berlin in connection with the Berlinale Film Festival.
Building on past experiences, and with new impulses and collaborators, the Nordic Film Music Days will bring exciting and innovative composers for media music from the Nordic countries to Berlinale. It’s a great opportunity to meet Nordic composers, listen to their music and learn from their work. The HARPA Nordic Film Music Days, in collaboration with EAVE producers, Berlinale Talents, and European Film Market, will take place on Sunday, Feb 23rd and Monday, Feb 24th.
During those two days, audience members will have the opportunity to watch the five nominated movies and listen to the scores, witness engaging panels and insightful talks, attend the HARPA Award show, and mingle with Nordic composers & composer organizations during the award after-party with music entertainment.

About HARPA Nordic Film Composer Days and HARPA Nordic Film Music Awards:

Since 2009 the Nordic film composers from the five Nordic countries have met twice a year.
As part of the strategy to put more attention to Nordic Film Music the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award was created. By meeting at Nordic Film Music Days, the film and media composers are also exchanging ideas, and thereby strengthening the awareness of the working situation of the film and media composers in each country.
Working from a multifaceted musical palette with a vast variety of experiences to draw from, the Nordic film and media composers are known for their ability to do whatever it takes to tell the story; whatever it takes to serve the film.
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Here are the winners from previous years for the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award:

2010 Gothenburg | Dani Strömbäck (Finland) | Letters to Father Jacob
2011 Copenhagen | Gaute Storaas (Norway) | Elias og jakten på havets gull
2012 Reykjavik |Fredrik Emilson (Sweden) | Kronjuvelarna
2013 Trondheim |Tuomas Kantelinen (Finland) | Puhdistus
2014 Espoo | Matti Bye (Sweden) | Faro
2016 Berlin | Atli Örvarsson | Rams
2016 Berlin | Honor award | Johann Johannsson (Iceland)
2017 Berlin and Cannes | Sune Martin (Denmark) | Land of Mine
2017 Berlin and Cannes | Honor award | Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (Denmark)
2018 Berlin| Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) | Under the Tree
2019 Berlin | Davíð Þór Jónsson and director Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland)| Woman at war
2020 Berlin ?????


More info at: Official website Nordic Film Music Days



 



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