Magazine article Screen International

Raphaely Wins Zurich Film Music Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Raphaely Wins Zurich Film Music Prize

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Upcoming US composer receives Golden Eye award from Hans Zimmer.

US composer Leeran Z. Raphaely has won the third International Music Film Competition at the Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5).

Raphaely received the Golden Eye Award at Zurich's Tonhalle last night (Oct 1), which includes a cash prize of CHF10,000 ($10,500).

The jury chose the winner from finalists that also included Matteo Pagamici (Switzerland), Richard Ruzicka (Germany), Dominik Giesriegl (Austria), and the duo Lidia Kalendareva and Alin Cristian Oprea (Germany/Russia/Rumania).

The five finalists were chosen in an initial round from 231 scores by composers from more than 40 countries.

The competition required entrants to compose a score for symphony orchestra for the six-minute short film Maximall by Axel Tillement, Axelle Cheriet, Hadrien Ledieu and Nawel Rahal.

The five best scores as chosen by a jury of experts were world premiered in the evening at the Tonhalle Zürich under the baton of Frank Strobel. …

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