The festival's mission is promoting the importance of film music and its composers, as well as film sound. The festival's goals are to originate and encourage discussions, connecting people, advising, educating young composers, but also other people, through discussion panels, seminars, film market and media publishing; we tend to start and maintain creative and constructive discussions about that indelible link between film and music.

The Crystal Pine Award for best film scores and sound will be awarded in the following categories:

1. Best Original Score | Feature Film – up to 15 nominations
2. Best Original Score | Documentary Feature – up to 10 nominations
3. Best Original Score | Short film (live-action, documentary and animated) – up to 20 nominations
4. Best Original Score | Series - up to 5 nominations
5. Best Original Song | Feature Film - up to 5 nominations


6. Best Sound Mixing/Editing – up to 10 nominations

Special Crystal Pine Award will be awarded besides these categories for the authors who have composed the best music for the world’s best-known movies in the past year – up to 12 nominations.


Crystal Pine for Best Picture (overall, a feature length production) - up to 10 nominations

Crystal Pine for Best Short (Live-Action, Animated or Documentary) - up to 10 nominations

The application period will run until July 31 the latest. The Artistic Board of the Festival will conduct a selection of movies for nominations, and the criteria will be determined in relation to the quality and originality of the picture overall, score, song and sound. Only films with the production date between September 1st 2021 and June 30th 2023, will be considered for nominations.

1. Music/Sound/Song from the film or the film (Picture) itself has to be produced within September 1st 2021 and June 30th 2023;
2. Selected films must be in accordance with the categories (feature films – 45 minutes and more, short films – 2 min to 44 min, etc.)
3. The maximum of two composers shall be considered for their work on one film. In special circumstances, the third name may be added.
4. One composer can submit as many works as she/he wants, however, no more than two films per category can be nominated.
5. Best Picture Crystal Pine Award is awarded to Director
6. Please, send your submission via FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • 221b Media

    Thank you so much for nominating our short film Rice Connections at your amazing film festival! This is a dream festival for indie filmmakers.

    November 2022
  • Manuel Villar Lifac

    It has been an honour to be nominated to the Crystal Pine in the ISFMF.
    I value very much the professionalism and warmth from the ISFMF CEO Marijanna Knezoci.

    October 2022
  • Honored to have been selected, while we were unable to attend, we are proud to have been officially selected.

    October 2022
  • Pula is a wonderful cultural experience!

    October 2022

    We are honoured that Joon, made it to the short list of this very special festival. Such a privilege to be considered among the brightest talent in music and especially for music in movies.

    October 2022