Workshop 1: Filmmakers meet Film Music Composers

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At the Independent Days | International Film Festival Karlsruhe 3 - 7th April 2019

Organized by the Independent Days in cooperation with Music Academy International




4 workshop sessions 4, 5, 6 & 7th April 2019 from 9:30 to 13:00 in the University of Music Karlsruhe, including a Masterclass with the renowned Spanish-Argentinian film composer & music producer Lucio Godoy.


During the workshops, filmmakers, producers & scriptwriters attending the Festival are invited to meet and “try” the 9 young film music composers taking part in the workshops. Please come with a blank sequence (mp4) or a rough film script and let them build you a music theme!

4 Prestigious film music composers and lecturers:

Gilles Tinayre, composer and lecturer at Music Academy International in Nancy, France (main mentor of the sessions)

Niklas Schak, composer from Denmark and head of film music master at SDMK and RMC

Assisted by

Elke Stanicki, European project manager at Music Academy International in Nancy, France (coordinator of the sessions)

Lucio Godoy, composer from Spain and head of the Film music master at Berklee College of Music in Valencia (Master Class Independent Days)

Damon Lee, American-German composer and lecturer at the University of Music Karlsruhe



If you are filmmaker, producer or scriptwriter, take a chance on original music and apply.



Participation is free of cost.

English will be the common language. The coordinator can translate when needed.

Please send your application to the following addresses (same for questions): Gilles Tinayre, France (main mentor of the sessions) Ms Elke Stanicki, France (coordinator of the sessions)


In your application, please express briefly your motivation and wishes.

We ask for a short VITA with your film education, experience and works (or a link to a website which contains this information).


And please complete this form:


NAME + First name (M/F):

I can bring a blank sequence (+/- 1:30”):



Or/and I can bring a rough script:



I can attend the 4 sessions:



I will attend workshop 1: Thursday 4th April 9:30 - 13:00 (Hochschule für Musik)



I will attend workshop 2: Friday 5th April 9:30 - 13:00 (Hochschule für Musik)



I will attend Masterclass Lucio Godoy Saturday 6th April 9:30 - 13:00 (Schauburg)



I will attend workshop 3: Sunday 7th April 9:30 - 13:00 (Hochschule für Musik)



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Learn more about the participating filmcomposition students:

BERKLEE, Valencia, Spain



My name is Alicia Morote, and I’m a music composer focused on film, video-games and theater. The reason I decided to take a career in film scoring is that since I can remember I always wanted to have a big role in music, either conducting or composing. I love cinema, so the type of music language that comes more naturally out of me is the one in films. I usually work for film productions as music assistant; however I think it’s time for me to keep building my career from the composer’s perspective, so today I’m looking to meet emerging film directors I can collaborate with.

HfM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Anselm WEBER


My name is Anselm Weber, I live in Landau near Karlsruhe and I am studying music-informatics. I decided to dedicate more and more time of my studies into film-music, which is avaiable as an option within my unversity course. Since I really like to explore diffrent relations between film and all kinds of music, I keep being motivated to try out new possibilities in film-scoring.

BERKLEE, Valencia, Spain



Telling stories always inspired me. Sometimes, when I watch a movie I forget everything around me and dip into the story. I also love music and I wanted to add a new level to a film. That’s why I studied Filmscoring at Berklee College of Music – so that I could learn how to tell a story with music.

SDMK, Odense, Denmark

Frederik EBERT


I am a Danish Copenhagen-based freelance film composer and sound designer who strives to make music and productions that reflects the Scandinavian mind-set and the nature that surrounds us. When I compose I try to dig deep into the films states and emotions and understanding of the films universe. I am inspired by modern classical genres and I like mixing melancholic atmospheres and the blend of minimalistic electronic elements and classical instruments. In that combination I try to keep some of the old classical compositional traditions and modernize it so it fits the future pictures and films.

I have a master degree as film composer from the Danish National Academy of Music and a bachelor degree in sound design - Media and sonic communication from Sonic College.

IECA, Nancy, France



My name is Manon. I’m 24 years old. I chose to study filmmaking because I’ve always been interested in cinema and I love the energy on a set. Working on a group project in which everyone matters is exiting. I’m then passionate and unstoppable; it is a human adventure after all.

HfM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Meiyan CHEN


I'm a Chinese student who studies composition and sound design in Europe. I love to watch films and pay special attention to sound. I would like to apply my interest and passion and create something meaningful.

IECA, Nancy, France

Nicolas BONI


Boni is a young filmmaker and photographer from East France. He works on his pictures as images of what he sees, melting abstraction and shifted situations, in a universe marked by industrials wastelands from his zone. His first short, Multiplex, has been selected to be broadcasted on TVs. He prepares in parallels his second one for the festivals road, a film between Berliner nightlife and Parisian arty squats.