Music speaks – without words
Great filmmakers create their masterpieces knowing an emotive score is as vital as stunning visuals or compelling dialogue. Now annual, Score IT! is a state-wide film-scoring competition open to all secondary school students in Queensland. The competition challenges young composers to create an original composition to accompany a short film produced by the Griffith Film School.
Score IT! categories are as follows:
Based on year level, students compete in either Score IT! Junior or Senior by composing and recording a soundtrack using instruments of their choice. The more challenging Score IT! Plus is open to all secondary students, requiring composition for specific instruments and the submission of a written score.
Entrants are judged by an expert panel including QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan, and award-winning screen composer and orchestrator Cameron Patrick, known for orchestrating films such as Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World and Zootopia, as well as industry leaders from Griffith Film School, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Queensland School of Film and Television.
WHAT YOU WIN
Score IT! finalists will be invited in July to take part in a series of composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and take part in a half-day workshop with top video and digital agency PixelFrame. At the concluding awards ceremony, the winning Score IT! Plus composition will be performed by students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Prizes will also be awarded to all finalists.
For regional finalists, travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Queensland Music Festival to bring the selected student and a guardian to Brisbane for the July Score IT! activities.
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