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.
5. What are the prizes?
After the submission deadline, the Lei Cine Scoring Project jury 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 prize of 20,000 CNY, a trophy, and a chance to record his/her winning composition. The second and third place winners will receive trophies and a chance to record their winning compositions. Fourth and ﬁfth places winners will receive trophies and live performances opportunities for their compositions (prior to the announcement). 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.
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.
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”.
4. How is the Lei Cine Scoring Project different from other film scoring competitions?
The judging panel of the Lei Cine Scoring Project ﬁlm scoring competition is made up of seasoned professionals with years of industry experience. They have been active on the front lines of the Chinese and North American commercial screen music industry for many years working as composers, mixers, and the heads of related music organizations. As a result of their experience, the judging standards for this competition are very close those of the real-world ﬁlm scoring industry. This is a rare opportunity for the testing and training of contestants who want to enter the commercial soundtrack ﬁeld.
Many other ﬁlm scoring competitions are held in cities and countries without much commercial ﬁlm industry background. After participating in those competitions, even after being shortlisted or awarded, participants will not have many opportunities to enter the local ﬁlm industry. The Lei Cine Scoring Project competition is held in Beijing. As the capital city of China and the center of the Chinese ﬁlm industry, Beijing has the largest number of ﬁlm studios in the world and also the largest number of music recording studios in China. Winners and ﬁnalists who come here will be able to build connections in the world ’s second-largest ﬁlm market, which is one of the biggest advantages of this competition compared to other similar competitions.
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.