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

The application period will run until June 30 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 score, song and sound. Only films with the production date between July 1st 2019 and June 30th 2021, will be considered for nominations.

1. Music/Sound/Song from the film has to be produced within July 1st 2019 and June 30th 2021;
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. Please, send your submission via FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    September 2020
  • it was ok, communication was not there, don't feel judged properly or feel like their opinion of conventionality lacks room for true innovation.

    September 2020
  • Hello ISFMF, Thank you very much for having “Oregon’s Water Colors” participate in your festival, what a thrill. As an artist all I can think is I’m so happy when somebody will see the film and experience the natural beauty of Oregon. As a sound artist i just hoped a sound & music festival would appreciate the sound editing of Nature's Sounds, it's Water and Birdsong. So happy to be part of your Festival!! We are simply #VeryGrateful.

    September 2020
  • Artemis Fradelou

    Could not attend, but our communication with the staff was super.

    September 2020
  • We had a great time at the International Sound & Film Music Festival. Thanks for including us this year, and we look forward to the next festival. It's a great festival, and communication could not have been better. We will be back for more in the future!!!

    August 2020