Music in Films and TV

Stockfish Film Festival 2016 offers great events about music in films and TV. As previously announced composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will be a special guest at the festival and will the music-theme begin with the screening of his film The End of Summer Friday February 19th at 18:00 and a ‘artist talk’ right after.

There will be two panels on Saturday Februart 20th in Bíó Paradís;
at 13:00-14:00 Synchronization: Placing Music in Film and TV
With the explosion of TV and film the demand for music content has been growing while the physical sales are decreasing. Licensing music to film and TV (‘sync’ licensing) has become a great revenue stream for songwriters as well as publishers. Filmmakers are often unsure on how to find the best fitting music for their film and many musicians don’t know the way to get their music into a film. During Stockfish Film Festival, we will host an industry session on sync licensing, looking specifically at licensing to television and films. Various professionals from the sync business will be giving an in-depth look at the opportunities in this business. Our expert panel will discuss the process for musicians as well as filmmakers.
Panelists will be Barði Jóhannsson (composer, Bang Gang, Starwalker), Edna Pletchetero (synch and publishing at Sigur Rós), Iain Cooke (music supervisor, Amy) and Sarah Bridge (music supervisor, The Theory of Everything). The panel will be moderated by Guðrún Björk Bjarnadóttir (STEF)

at 14:30-15:30 Composing: Scoring Music for Film and TV
The panelists discuss the importance of the film score and the challenges and opportunities that filmmakers, composers, and producers are facing today, giving the audience first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development of music in film. Creating the film score and incorporating music is a crucial part of the filmmaking process. The main goals of this panel are to discuss the role of composing in the filmmaking process, learn approaches to merging video and music, and establish a platform for musicians and filmmakers to come together and talk about this important factor in making a film.
Panelists will be Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Ólafur Arnalds and Biggi Hilmars. The panel will be moderated by Louise Johansen (Programmer at CPH PIX)

The panels will be conducted in English and are open to everyone.

On Saturday night at 21 there will be a music party at our sister-venue Hlemmur Square. Ceasetone will perform a live set along with a DJ set as the night continues. Free drinks, courtesy of Hlemmur Square! First come, first serve.