All candidates for the “Emerging talent” award need to register at:
An administrative fee, for processing and consulting costs, of 35€ will have to be paid in order to successfully register to the contest. This fee is not refundable.
2/ Submission Dates:
All candidates will submit their work to a designated ASA email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The submission period for the 2023 awards will be from March 15th to May 31st.
If a composer is nominated as one of the 20 finalists, he/she will be requested to deliver a good resolution material of their work.
Additionally, nominees will need to submit a professional bio and a hi-resolution photograph that will be used in the promotional & publicity material of the event.
3/ What music should I send:
This year’s contest is different than last year. We will always strive to reinvent it every year, and find new ways to invite and meet new talent and emerging composers.
Specifically, for this year you must send us - at the email email@example.com - what you consider to be your THREE (3) best film scoring compositions, from previous films you worked on (i.e. either long, short or documentary). It is advisable, when sending the files to us, to write a short message explaining “why” you chose those three works of yours, as if you were trying to pitch them to a filmmaker.
It can be just an mp3 audio file but it is always preferable to send something within context. If you have already a film, please send that also, along with the mp3 file, as a low-resolution video file (quick time) or as a YouTube/Vimeo link.
4/ Selection of the Candidates
After the initial round of submissions, the ASA Executive Board with commence the selection of the 20 finalists-candidates on May 1st and conclude it on June 1st.
After the selection is done, we will have a video call with each composer to give them insights about the contest and a first professional guidance.
During the festival, the attending candidates will continue receiving this guidance from our guests-industry professionals, as part of the masterclasses, roundtables and evening events. You’ll be able to meet various industry professionals, such as agents, publishers, labels and other established composers.
After the festival, we will continue to maintain a contact and answer any further questions you may have.
5/ When and where:
Apulia Soundtrack Awards – Film Music Festival is scheduled for July 6/7/8 at the Castle of Carovigno in Puglia (south Italy).
The 20 candidates will be welcome to join the roundtables, the masterclasses and the concerts during the festival.
This year we will have 2 Guests of Honor, musicians and 5 awards to offer on stage or on screen. The emerging talent winner will be attending the award ceremony.
Like in 2022, the festival will open wildcards to composers who are not selected but who want to follow the festival.
6/ The winner is...
The final awards ceremony will show the work of the 3 best emerging talents. Those 3 will be called on stage. Number 2 & 3 will receive a mention and the winner a special award.
The winner will be declared during the closing ceremony on July 8, 2023 at the Castle of Carovigno, in presence of the Guests of Honor and the public.
The festival website is not fully updated since the exact guests and awards for 2023 haven’t been announced yet.
Besides the program and the awards, the festival doesn’t have the capacity yet to welcome every candidate. However, like in the previous year, we encourage all candidates (and the wildcard) to attend the event if possible, by covering the relative expenses of transfer and accommodation in Carovigno, in order for them to benefit by their attendance the festival’s events (i.e. masterclasses, roundtables, concerts).
We call of the “Apulia Soundtrack Awards”, “ASA”, so it is good to start becoming familiar to this abbreviation!
THANK YOU ALL! And Welcome!