What is the application procedure?

  1. Register for the FilmScore Competition.
  2. Watch the films on Vimeo. A link to the films and a password to access them will be included in an email after you have registered.
  3. Compose your score.
  4. Submit your film with your score embedded. The email will also include details of how to do this.

How old must I be to apply?

You MUST be at least 14 and not older than 19 on 17 February 2018.

Will you accept group entries?

Yes, we accept entries from groups, as long as all members of the group are aged between 14 and 19.

Can individuals submit without school representation?

Yes, as long as their age falls within the above category.

The Final and the Prizes

How will I be notified if I am one of the nominees, or does everyone turn up to the final and it is a complete surprise?

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email. If you are shortlisted, you will be expected to attend the final at Komedia where your piece will be shown (date to be confirmed).

Can the general public attend the gala final?

Yes, tickets for all events are available from FilmBath Festival and Bath Box Office. You will receive updates and links in the FilmScore newsletter, which you will be subscribed to automatically when you register.

Do winning candidates gain free entry to the gala finale?

Yes, for themselves and one guest.

Will the final be publicised?

There will be publicity for the final in various media, which you and your parent/guardian consent to by your entering the competition.

How can I stay updated about FilmScore’s developments?

Check back to the FilmScore website periodically.

Once you have registered, you will receive regular FilmScore emails which will include answers to questions from candidates (that’s you!).

Do I retain the rights to my music?

Yes, but not to the music in association with the film clip; you cannot show or use the clip and music together outside the competition. You are not permitted to upload the film to an outside website with or without your score.

Please refer to the Rules of the competition for more details.

How do I watch the films?

When you register, you will receive a link and a password to the FilmScore Vimeo page where you can watch the films.

How do I submit my finished film?

Details on how and where to submit your film will be emailed to you after you register.

If I have a general non-technical question where can I get help?

First of all, please read this page to see if your questions are answered here.

Please read the FilmScore Rules and the Guidelines for Composers as your questions may be answered there.

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