The 23rd Music & Cinema Festival settles in Marseille

– The only event in Europe entirely dedicated to film music and young creation takes place in its new home in the French city from April 4 to 9

ghost song by Nicolas Peduzzi

Previously held in Aubagne, the 23rd Music & Cinema Festival (and its European market for cinematographic musical compositions) will take place for the first time in Marseille from April 4 to 9. Entirely dedicated to film music and the promotion of young creation, the event led by the General Delegate Gaelle Rodeville will bring together more than 700 professionals from all over the world (directors and composers of film music, screenwriters, actors, producers, etc.). The festival will be inaugurated out of competition today by the winner of the Caméra d’Or in Cannes Murine [+see also:
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made by Croatia Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic (composers: Evgueni and Sacha Galperine).

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On the program, an international competition made up of ten feature films. These include clara sola [+see also:
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by the Costa Rican and Swedish director Nathalie Alvarez Mesen (composer: Ruben De Gheselle), Nowhere [+see also:
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by Belgium Pierre Monsaert (composer: Demusmaker), German film Toubab by Florian Dietrich (Jacob Vetter), Belgian-French production Dark Heart of the Forest [+see also:
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by Serge Mirzabekiantz (Cyril de Haes, Marguerite Hermant and Roland Manual), The Beehive [+see also:
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by Christopher Hermans (Fabien Fiorini), Animation Film My Sunny Maad [+see also:
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by the Czech director Michaela Pavlatova (Evgueni and Sacha Galperine), French documentary ghost song [+see also:
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by Nicolas Peduzzi (jimmy whoo), the multi-award-winning film Hive [+see also:
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by Kosovo Blerta Basholli (Julien Painot), wild roots [+see also:
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by Hungary Hajni Kis (Oleg Borsos) and My dear by Canada Phil Connell (Harry Knazan). The section will be evaluated by a jury composed of directors Audrey Estrougo (including the last two opuses Authentic [+see also:
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and To insanity are also projected), producer Delphine Schmitcomposer Delphine Mantoulet and director-journalist Thierry Jousse.

The guests of honor at this year’s event are the French actress Dominique Whitehis compatriot the musician and singer of Comorian origin Imanyand British composer Nainita Desai (particularly responsible for the music in for sama [+see also:
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and in American Murder).

In addition to a short film competition, Music & Cinema will also host various conferences, including “Accords en Duo” [“Duos”] programme, which will see filmmakers and composers such as Emmanuelle Bercot and Eric Neveuxand Tony Gatlif and Delphine Mantouletdiscussing the movie they worked on together.

For its part, the program entitled “They and they will go back there” [“They’ll come this way again”] pays tribute to composers who have worked on films benefiting from the festival’s various support schemes, including Stephen Warbeck (The man in the hat), Remi Boubal (Bigger than us [+see also:
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), Penelopes (SpaceBoy [+see also:
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) and Ronan Maillard (The Heiresses).

Also of note is a conference on music publishing and synchronization, and a focus on the Emergence musical residency, with sequences developed for The idealist by Martin Drouot (original score by Francesco Neglia), Black light by Karim Ben Salah (Adrian Casalis), The Explosive Species by Sarah Arnold (Emile Sornin and Philippe Deschamps), setter by Stephane Marchetti (Adrian Casalis) and Montessori by Leah Todorov (Emile Sornin).

To complete the rich program of the festival, a Carte Blanche section of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival, made up of a selection of short films highlighting young Portuguese female directors (in collaboration with the FEST – Nouvelles Réalisatrices in Espinho, in the framework of the France-Portugal season), a night of feature films, a masterclass led by Marie-Jeanne Sereroand programming for children and families.

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(Translated from French)

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