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DESS en musique de film


Montreal international film scoring competition

Beginning of the competition

The Specialized Diploma Program in Film Music at the Université du Québec à Montréal and l'UQAT are proud to announce the eighth edition of the Montreal International Film Music Composition Competition. Three short films are proposed to composers of all parts of the world to inspire their creativity. Multiple awards (see below) shall be awarded to the composer of the best score for each of the following films: Le goût du néant, Nature morte, Your mirages, thanks to our amazing sponsors as: UQAT, UQAM, Arturia, Acustica, MCDSP and Ableton.

Stages of the Competition

  • December 24st, 2021: Competition opens. Three short films are available on the website of the Montreal International Film Music Composition Competition.
  • February 24th, 2022, 11:59 PM (EST): Deadline for composers to submit their entries. Composers may submit up to three entries in the competition (one piece per film) if they so desire. Here is he online form.
  • March 27st 2022: Finalists announced.
  • April 3th 2022: Livestream of the finalists and announcement of the winners.


The contest is open to any composer of any age and is worldwide. There are no registration fees. Past winners are not eligible for the competition. It is possible to participate up to three times to the competition by sumbitting music for each of the three films.

 The movies

The three films proposed for this competition have been directed by students of: Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and l'Ecole des médias de l'Univeristé du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

1) Nature Morte


Ecole des médias de l'Université du Québec à Montréal
Directed by: Alysée Lavallée-Imhof

Orchestration libre

To watch the movie

2) Le goût du néant

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Ecole des médias de l'Université du Québec à Montréal
Directed by: Elisabeth Lauzon

Orchestration libre

To watch the movie

3) Your mirages


L'Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Directed by: Pierrick Lefrileux, Mattis Dupont Bianchi, Alec Bacquart, Tom Wyseur

Orchestration libre

To watch the movie

 About UQAM’s graduate degree in film music

Unique in its genre, UQAM’s graduate program in film music has been training students in the art of scoring for screen (film, tv, web, video games) for the past ten years. During this one year program, students not only get to be played by a symphony orchestra, a large choir, small ensembles and combos, but are also matched with film directors for original projects.


The competition sincerely thanks it’s amazing sponsors! Please check out their websites.





UQAM coul impression
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For each film, the winner will get several prices:

  • 500 canadian dollars
  • Analog Lab V Arturia
  • Acustica (Plugin Aqua of your choice)
  • MCDSP (Plugin of your choice)
  • 200 dollars gift certificate at Ableton


UQAM coul impression


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