When I first heard about the FMC I had already passed on several contests, but I took special interest and submitted my music for the first time. I was thrilled to know I was the first composer from Puerto Rico to participate in such a prestigious competition. To win 2nd place in the Instrumental Music Category was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever felt as a composer. I learned that you must never underestimate your capacity and that testing your skills will help you grow as a musician and as a composer. I will encourage others to participate in the future. I want to express my appreciation to all the FMC team for an excellent work and for their commitment towards composers. It’s been a great honor to be part of this year’s competition.
Juan Carlos Ferrer – PUERTO RICO
Thank you FMC 2022 for organizing this competition and enabling composers from all over the world to share their passion for media music! It’s a pleasure to be able to share this experience with so many talented individuals and I’m honored to be recognized as the Absolute Winner for the category of music for films, tv, ads, and video games. Music composition/production is often a solitary behind the scenes endeavor, so it’s nice to have an event such as this that recognizes those efforts. I hope this event continues to inspire and motivate composers for many years to come.
Bryan Teoh – USA
My short review: I am so thankful for this great opportunity and I am honored to receive this award, an excellent 2nd place in a very important worldwide film music contest for the category MUSIC FOR FILM. As a composer I like to accept the challenges to work for different kind of film score and this is what I did for the soundtrack of the teen movie Glassboy for which I receive your award. To put myself on the line, I decided to participate in the FMC of 2022 and compete with authors and composers from around the world: this was ambitious but very rewarding, especially considering the result! I hope that FMC will become more and more widespread and that more and more composers will get involved from around the world because it’s important for us to learn from different cultures and methodologies. Enjoy
Giuseppe Cassaro – ITALY
I am honored to be among the few latinamerican composers to be awarded as an absolute winner in this competition, but particularly proud for being the first peruvian one. I always thought that my composition “The Sound of Adventure” had potential. I think this piece, which ranges from mellow to dramatic, to heavy adventurous cinematic music, brilliantly englobes most of my music identity as a composer. Thank you FMC 2022 for giving me opportunity to show my music to a broader audience and for the jury for giving my piece the recognizition I always thought it deserved.
Gabriel Iwasaki – PERU
Extremely psyched to achieve the 2nd Runner Up in my first film music competition! I would like to express my gratitude towards the FMC team for their quick responses, clear guidelines and the creation of such a meaningful platform for film music enthusiasts! FMC has given me a wonderful experience, and it is a great motivation for my next music chapter!
Hector Law – HONG KONG
Film Music Contest is not only a wonderful opportunity for all composers keen on film/media music to “create”, but also a meaningful experience to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone. It was a pleasure for me to join the competition, and I am so grateful to FMC for awarding me 3rd place in the video game scoring category. This is a significant achievement, which encourages me to keep on working in the right direction.
Enrico Basso – ITALY
Once again my warmest thanks to the FMC 2022 Jury for rewarding me with the Absolute Winner Prize in the Film Music Category. “Casino.sk” inspired me immediately when watching it first time. This international film music composer community is very supportive, helpful and well educated. I am very happy to be a part of this community. All the best for everybody who is heading to this never ending highway of learning something new every day.
Tapani Puranen – SPAIN
This year’s FMC has given me great confidence in my musical abilities and has allowed me to improve my scoring skills . I am honored to have received 2nd place in the ‘Video Game Scoring Category’ an I encourage anyone to participate. I thank all of the FMC organization and congratulate all participants and winners!
Daniel Sinagra – MALTA
I’m beyond humbled in winning first place in this year’s video game scoring category. This project has allowed me to take my creativity to the next level and fully engage the viewer in a cinematic experience. FMC, Thank you for putting this competition together. I will always be grateful for this opportunity as I continue my composing journey.
Isiah Kendall – USA
I’m delighted to have won second place in the film scoring category 2022 with Casinoi.sk. I have loved film music since watching Michael Kamen’s score for Terry Gillian’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” at the cinema in 1988. It’s been great fun to entering try my hand hat this discipline, and to develop some new skills as well as building on old ones. Thank you so much for organising such an inspiring and exciting competition.
Richard Meehan – UNITED KINGDOM
I composed Volo Solo some years ago, imagining a long, incessant flight all over my region, Tuscany, with it’s beautiful mountains and sea, countries and cities, level grounds and little hills. And I am happy to having been honoured for this piece. It represents my romantic and positive soul expressed through my piano music. So, thank you FMC!
Fulvio Pietramala – ITALY
Thank you very much for this prize! Having a lot of software is nice, but doesn’t help for good composition. The task of orienting myself to moving images made things easier for me. It’s nice that my first attempt at scoring a piece of film and breathing life into it was immediately successful. Thanks for this opportunity! If you want, you can also find me on Soundcloud.
Michael Suerbier – GERMANY