collaboration for filmmakers and composers
Cinema SoundEx is a collaboration between composers and filmmakers that you can take part in from anywhere in the world.
Here's how it works:
Filmmakers submit a 60-second silent film
Composers submit a 60-second recorded piece
The filmmakers are provided with one piece of music; the composers are provided with one silent film
Filmmakers have 3 weeks to make a 60-second film to their given piece of music
Composers have 3 weeks to create a soundtrack to their given silent film
The completed films will be uploaded and shared on our Vimeo channel, and we will arrange a screening of the best films.
Cinema SoundEX Winter 2024
08 January to 31 January
08 February to 01 March
Completed films will be made available online 08 March
WHEN WILL CINEMA SOUNDEX RUN?
We are running Cinema SoundEX twice a year: in Jan/Feb and in Sept/Oct.
IS THERE A FEE FOR TAKING PART?
There will be a small fee to cover administrative costs.
ARE THERE PRIZES?
Each participant will receive a digital certificate, and their work will be showcased on our channels. The best film (where the music and film work the best together) will receive a digital laurel. This project aims to create portfolio content and connect collaborators; there is no financial award currently.
CAN I TAKE PART AS A COMPOSER AND A FILMMAKER?
Yes. That means you will create both a 60-second silent film and a separate 60-second composition, and then will have to create another 60-second film and another soundtrack. You will have the same deadlines as other participants.
CAN YOU BUILD A SOUNDSCAPE INSTEAD OF WRITE MUSIC?
Yes, you can create a full sound design rather than compose a musical soundtrack.
WHEN DO THE FILMS GET SCREENED?
We screen the best films in the cinema with the one-month film projects.