Movie Music Competition | Garden State Film Festival

Movie Music Competition

The Garden State Film Festival Movie Music Competition


GSFF is proud to be the first film festival to recognize the vast and varied achievements of musical composers, in the art of film making. Music sets its own backdrop, creates a mood, conveys attitude and emotion, re-enforces action and rounds out the complete vision of the film. Movies without music are as unnatural as movies without popcorn.

This is the first competition of this kind in Film Festival History. Submit any original movie music from an independent film and it will be judged by music professionals with awards in multiple categories. Please submit a CD of any original music track (one entry/one track per CD please!) from any of the film categories (please specify what category the film falls under -Documentary, Feature, Animation, etc. – but do NOT send us the actual film! We want the music to stand on its own merit!).

Please mark the outside of the package MUSIC COMPETITION with the WAB Tracking ID. If you have any questions please contact us DIRECTLY at or 877-908-7050 – do NOT contact Withoutabox Customer Support about this particular category. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions!

To submit your piece of original music from a film please go to

**HINT:WAB will kick your entry out unless the title of this project is different than the film if it was entered as well. For instance please change the name of the song to ” Blahdeblah the Music Track” if the film “Blahdeblah” was also entered.

*** Please keep in mind we are ahead of the pack on this competition and you will asked a lot of questions about the film..just do the best you can and know we are really only interested in the music for this one! Good Luck!

( Think “Laura’s Theme form Dr. Zivago…it’s the first thing you think of when you hear the film title…we are looking for music that stands on it’s own not necessarily sound effect tracks if you catch my pun intended!)


Home Grown Best Song:

 “Behind the Scenes”

Performed by: Alexa Rae

Composer: Alexa Rae Gallagher

Best Song from a Feature Film (Tie)

 “Where Are You Now”

Performed by – Kim Armstrong

Composer: William Michael Barbee

Prestige Records

” Sun of a witch (Hail to the)”
Performed by: Aya Njeim feat Anthony K
Composer: Anthony Khoury


Best Pop Song

“Love Junkie”

Performed by: Spencer Broschard & Dean Dichoso

Composer: Dima Otvertchenko


Best Orchestration

“Monsieur Noir”

Performed by: Robert Neumair and Bozenbrass

Composer: Robert Neumair


Best International Instrumental

“White Lock Theme”

MAD Resilience Films

Composer: Iain Gardner


Best Short Animation Soundtrack


Performed by: Stefan K

Composer: Stefan Kristinkov


Best American Folk Roots

“Pie Lady of Pie Town Theme Song”


Best Orchestral Theme

“Love theme from “Stones from the Desert”
Performed by: Film orchestra Babelsberg & LA- Music
Composer: Lidia Kalendareva & Alin Cristian Oprea