The Garden State Film Festival Movie Music Competition
AND THE MOVIE MUSIC COMPETITION WINNERS 2017 ARE …….
Best Orchestral End Theme
Title: Narcan (End Scene)
Performed by: Michael Edwards
Composer: Michael Edwards
Best Pop Song from a Feature
Title: We Are Waiting
Performed by: Alyssa Lee Lewis
Composer: Paul Lewis & Michel Grey
Best Rock Song
Title: Cracked House
Performed by: Jon Cells
Composer: John Neulinger
Best Score from a Short Drama
Title: Mind Over Murder
Performed by: Bryson Kemp
Composer: Bryson Kemp
Best R&B/Soul Song
Title: Hey Hey Sister
Performed by: Fall Risk
Composer: Alex Mebane
Best Vocal Song from an International Short Film
Title: Don’t Show You Cried
Performed by: Belen Vivero
Composer: Belen Vivero
Best Dramatic Orchestral Theme
Performed by: Evvie Halpert, Augusto Diemecke, Alejandra Diemecke, and Jacquelyn Timberlake
Composer: Masa Gibson
Best Melodic Theme
Title : Main Theme from “A Hope for Hartly”
Performed by: Brian Katona
Composer: Brian Katona
Best Score For A Documentary
Title: Gold Balls – Grass Courts
Performed by: Catherine Grealish, Sarah Perlman, Karin Choo, Mishkar Nunez-Mejia, Gay Dexter, Annie Roberts, Pierre Derycz, Michael David Marcus, Terri Cole, Richard Reed, Adrian Witherspoon, Vince Green.
Composer: Catherine Grealish
Best International Instrumental
Title : For Her – Original Score
Composer: Jarkko Hietanen
SUBMISSIONS OPEN JUNE 1 FOR 2018..deadline December 1, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.withoutabox.com/login/3773
**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 drift..no pun intended!)