International Film Music Critics Association

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The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is a professional association for online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing about original film and television music.

History and purpose[edit]

The IFMCA was originally founded in the late 1990s as the Film Music Critics Jury by film music journalist Mikael Carlsson (now the owner of film music record label MovieScore Media), and after period of inactivity was re-launched in 2003 under its new title.

Its membership includes 55 journalists from 16 different countries who write for such high-profile film and soundtrack-related publications and websites as Film Score Monthly, Filmtracks, SoundtrackNet and Music from the Movies, as well as more mainstream publications such as Ain't It Cool News, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and the Irish Times. Members of the IFMCA have also been involved in writing liner notes for major film music record labels such as Film Score Monthly, Varèse Sarabande, Intrada Records and La-La Land Records.

The aim of the group is to promote original film music and the work of film music composers as legitimate artists worthy of recognition from the mainstream film and music media, and to publicize the work of its members in pursuing this aim. To this end, the group maintains a website documenting its activities; operates a central online review interface which provides links to articles, reviews and interviews written by its members; organizes an annual awards event, the IFMCA Awards, celebrating music for films written during the preceding year; and is involved in organizing major international film music festivals, such as those in Tenerife,[1] Úbeda in Spain,[2] Krakow in Poland,[3] and the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium.[4]

IFMCA Awards[edit]

The organization is responsible for the annual International Film Music Critics Association Awards, the only awards given to composers by active film music journalists, and which are seen by many as a valuable precursor to the Academy Awards in the absence of a guild for composers.[5] They have been called the "Oscars of film music",[6] have been featured in major daily newspapers in Spain[7] and Portugal,[8] are recognized by major performing rights organizations such as ASCAP in the United States[9] and SGAE in Europe,[10] and most recently have been seen by the video games industry as an important step forward in legitimizing game music as a mainstream creative art form.[11]

Composers as varied as John Debney,[12] Alexandre Desplat,[13] Randy Edelman,[14] George Fenton,[15] Michael Giacchino,[16] James Newton Howard[17] Mark Isham,[18] Andrew Lockington,[19] Abel Korzeniowski,[20] Brian Tyler,[21] Fernando Velázquez[22] and Debbie Wiseman[23] highlight their IFMCA Award wins and nominations in their official biographies.

Major award winners[edit]

  • 2000 - AWARDS NOT GIVEN
  • 2001 - AWARDS NOT GIVEN
  • 2002 - AWARDS NOT GIVEN
  • 2003 - AWARDS NOT GIVEN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home. "Tenerife International Film Music Festival". Fimucite.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej". Fmp.org.pl. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Poland. "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » Members". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "International Film Music Critics nominees". Incontention.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Araujo, premio IFMCA a la banda sonora de videojuegos por "Lords of Shadow"". Abc.es. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sinfonías en el videojuego: Premio internacional para Óscar Araujo por una banda sonora". Elpais.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nuno Malo eleito o compositor revelação do ano nos Estados Unidos". Mundoportugues.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "ASCAP Composers Score at the IFMCA Awards". Ascap.com. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "SGAE: El compositor catalán Óscar Araujo gana el Premio a la Mejor Banda Sonora 2010 para Videojuego de la International Film Music Critics Association". Sgae.es. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Kietzmann, Ludwig (12 February 2011). "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow soundtrack nominated for 2 IFMCA awards". Joystiq.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.gsamusic.com/pdf/Debney_John.pdf
  13. ^ "Alexandre Desplat's biography". Alexandredesplat.net. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Bio". Randy Edelman. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  15. ^ http://www.gsamusic.com/pdf/Fenton_George.pdf
  16. ^ http://www.gsamusic.com/pdf/Giacchino_Michael.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.gsamusic.com/pdf/Howard_James_Newton.pdf
  18. ^ "Mark Isham Music – Bio". Isham.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Composer » Biography". Andrew Lockington. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Info". Abel Korzeniowski. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  21. ^ http://www.gsamusic.com/pdf/Tyler_Brian.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.gsamusic.com/pdf/Velazquez_Fernando.pdf
  23. ^ [2][dead link]
  24. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » 1998 FMCJ Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » 1999 FMCJ Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  26. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » 2004 IFMCA Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  27. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » 2005 IFMCA Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  28. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » 2006 IFMCA Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  29. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » 2007 IFMCA Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  30. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA announces its 2008 winners for scoring excellence". Filmmusiccritics.org. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  31. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA announces winners of 2009 Awards". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  32. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA announces its 2010 Winners for scoring excellence". Filmmusiccritics.org. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  33. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA Winners 2011". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  34. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA Winners 2012". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  35. ^ "IFMCA: the International Film Music Critics Association » IFMCA Winners 2013". Filmmusiccritics.org. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

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