Magazine article Screen International

Zurich to Honour Hans Zimmer

Magazine article Screen International

Zurich to Honour Hans Zimmer

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Film music competition at the Zurich Film Festival to include a live concert with the Oscar-winning film composer.

The third International Film Music Competition will be held during the 10th Zurich Film Festival and will bring with it Oscar-winning cinema composer Hans Zimmer, who will be honoured with a special Lifetime Award.

This year, the International Film Music Competition entrants have been given the task of writing a score for symphony orchestra for the six-minute short film Maximall from Axel Tillement, Axel Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu and Nawel Rahal.

Endowed with a $11,000 (CHF10,000) cash prize, the Golden Eye for 'Best International Film Music 2014' and the award for Hans Zimmer will both be presented on Oct 1 during a public event at the Tonhalle Zürich.

The concert evening will see the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich perform the works of the five competition finalists, as well as excerpts from some of Hans Zimmer's most legendary scores, such as those for The Lion King andGladiator. …

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