1. What exactly is the Lei Cine Scoring Project (LCSP)?
LSCP is a program that involves a series of screen music activities centered around a ﬁlm scoring competition. It is one of only a few ﬁlm scoring competitions in Asia. The competition invites active, professional ﬁlm music composers and mixers from different regions (mainland China, Hong Kong, and the United States, etc) to serve as judges. Judging for the competition is fair, open, and pragmatic, with the overall creativity and quality of the music and its interaction with the ﬁlm as the judging criteria. We hope that through this competition more exceptional soundtrack creators will have the opportunity to showcase their talent.
2. Why is it called the Lei Cine Scoring Project rather than the Lei Cine Scoring Contest or Award?
In addition to the competition, the Lei Cine scoring Project also offers a series of other activities held before and after the awards ceremony including screen music lectures, ﬁlm screenings & post-screening talks, ﬁlm music concerts, and masterclasses. The purpose of these activities is to popularize knowledge about screen music and promote the exchange and development of ideas to energize the entire ﬁlm music industry. That’s why we call it a “Project" rather than a “Contest”.
3. Who is this project for?
There is no restriction on age, gender, nationality, or occupation in the Lei Cine Scoring Project ﬁlm scoring competition. Anyone who has not been the main composer of three or more feature-length ﬁlms can participate in the competition. If you were only involved in the orchestration, arrangement, or any other non-primary composition role in three or more feature-length ﬁlms, you are eligible to register.
4. How is the Lei Cine Scoring Project different from other film scoring competitions?
5. What are the prizes?
After the submission deadline, the Lei Cine Scoring Project Academy will start the judging process and the top ﬁve contestants will be selected as the ﬁnalists. The ﬁve ﬁnalists will be invited to Beijing for the awards ceremony. A live orchestra will perform the music by the ﬁnalists, and the jury will provide comments and feedback on each of the ﬁnalist’s work. Finally, the winners will be announced after the performances. The overall winner will receive a trophy and a prize of 20,000 CNY (approx. $3140 USD). The other finalists will receive trophies. In addition, the Lei Cine Scoring project committee will provide board and lodging expenses for the ﬁve ﬁnalists participating in the awards ceremony in Beijing. We will also have extra sponsored prizes coming (such as sample libraries), which will be announced on social networking sites, so stay tuned.
6. Will the Lei Cine Scoring Project film scoring competition be held annually?
Yes, it will.
7. How does the Lei Cine Scoring Project guarantee fair and impartial decisions for the contestants?
We provide a unique code to each contestant which is a combination of letters and numbers. Each contestant will be required to use this code when submitting their works. Therefore, when our judging panel evaluates the submissions they will not know the names of the participants and will only judge based on the quality of the work. After the judging panel selects the 5 ﬁnalists, our staff will match the codes with the registration forms, and then conﬁrm and ﬁnalize the real names of the participants. Notiﬁcation will then be sent to the selected contestants. We will also announce the ﬁnalists through our ofﬁcial website and the ofﬁcial social media accounts.
8.What are the judging criteria?
The judges will evaluate base on three main criteria: the accuracy of the score, mixing, and how well it matches the film. The most important element above all is how well your music and visual image complement one another, and does it help tell the story.
9.Can I use a stage name or other preferred name when I register to enter?
That’s completely fine. However, if you are nominated, you will then be asked to prove that your registered name is related to your full legal name. e.g. identity verification in social media account.
10. How can I register?
Click on “Register Now!” to enter the registration page. Please include your Name, Email, and Country (Address) when you pay the registration fee. We will use that information to deliver the competition film and registration code.
11. Why didn’t I receive the video clip?
After you submitted both the payment and the application information, you will receive the download link of the clip within 24 hours during the business day. Submission on weekends might be delayed and will be processed the next business day. And don't forget to check your spam folder.
12. Other than the registration fee and application information, Are there any other materials needed before submitting the final works?
No. You can submit all required documents together when you make the final submission.
13. Where do I submit the final works?
Please submit your works and the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Wouldn’t the judges know the participant’s identity from the resume/CV?
The judges won’t have access to the resumes/CVs. After the finalists are selected, our staff will check the code on the resumes/CVs to confirm the finalist’s identities.
15. Do I need to score the Logo at the beginning?
Contestants can decide whether to score the logo at the beginning of the film, it's not necessary.
16. What is the difference between “Early bird Registration” and “Regular Registration”?
The only difference is the registration fee. You will get a discount for registering early. The early bird registration fee is $50 USD while the regular is $65 USD.
17. Should the full score include every instrument in the mockup?
Yes. It’s always best that your score reflects every detail in the mockup.