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DESS en musique de film



CICMFM 2018-2019

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Joseph Trapanese - Compositeur, Arrangeur et Producteur

Andreas Grimm - Professeur, Musicien, Compositeur

Catherine Joy - Compositrice, Directrice Exécutive de l'Alliance pour les Femmes Compositrices de Films, Fondatrice de la Joy Music House

Cindy O'Connor - Compositrice, Directrice Musicale et Interprète 

Stephen Warbeck - Compositeur de musique de films



École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal
Réalisatrice: Laurence Massé

Instrumentation imposée: quatuor à cordes seulement (deux violons, un alto et un violoncelle).

Lauréat: Crépeault Bertrand


Agra Bruno

Delmas Yann

Vibert Théodore


Film ROUGE: 

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Réalisateur-rice-s: Cécile Montanès, Gaby Argay-Faris, Louise Godart, Stanislas Picoron

Orchestration libre

Lauréat: Chan Lok Yin (Chine)


De Carvalho Morgan

Gramain Titouan

Guigue-Rodet Benjamin

Prix Coup de Coeur des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices: Christopher Leboucher



École des médias de l'Université du    Québec à Montréal
Réalisateur: Samuel Jodry-Larouche

Orchestration libre

Lauréat : Yven Jérôme


Bélec Lauren

Camara Lopez Alvaro

Heynard Hugo



CICMFM 2017-2018

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Gardien de Nuit:
École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal
Réalisateur : Jean-Philippe Choquette

Instrumentation imposée: quintet de cuivres seulement.
LauréatKohyama Tetsuya (France)
Crépeault Bertrand (Canada)
Jayasekera Shamala (Canada)

École des médias de l'Université du Québec à Montréal
Réalisatrice: Marie-Kathryne Viens

Orchestration libre

Lauréat: Szymon Szewczyk (Poland)
Heynard Hugo (France)
Pitoiset Victor (France)

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Réalisateur: Cyprien Jeancolas

Instrumentation imposée: quintet de cuivres seulement.

Lauréat: Gilbert Marie-France (Canada)
Alicia Morote (Spain)
Cossette Mathieu (Canada)


CICMFM 2016-2017

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La Vallée:
Lauréat: Matthieu Lechowski (France)
José Parilla (USA)
Lauren Bélec (Canada)
Wiktor Tyrchan (Canada)
Live Free:
Lauréat: Mikhaël Bureau (Canada)
Antoine Walter (Switzerland)
Maxime Jacquet (France/Canada)
Gérald Loricourt (France/Ile de la Réunion)
Lauréat: Gilles Alonzo (France)
Bertrand Crépeault (Canada)
Lauren Taylor (Etats-Unis)
Gabriel Genest (Canada)


December 10th 2020 - Beginning of the competition 


Decembre 10th, 2020 - Beginning of the competition

The Specialized Diploma Program in Film Music at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois are proud to announce the sixth 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: Souvenirs de Roumanie, Vapeur et charbon et Jane, as well as to all finalists of the competition, thanks to our amazing sponsors at Acustica Audio, UQAM, UQAT and Arturia.

The music by the finalists in each of the categories will be broadcast online.

Concours international de composition de musique de film de Montréal

According to  Mathieu Lavoie, the competition’s director, UQAM professor and compositeur at Vibe Avenue: « The four first editions of the competition  were an amazing success! To this day, nearly 1200 submissions from composers of two dozen countries have been received. This confirms that Montreal is a key player on the international scene of the movie industry.”

Competition schedule

  • December 10th, 2020: Competition opens. Three short films are available online on the website of the Montreal International Film Music Composition Competition.
  • Ferbruary 22nd 2021, 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.
  • March 15th 2021: Finalists announced.
  • Beginning of april : Winners announced. On line event


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

We are proud that all three films proposed for this competition have been directed by students for Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT).

1) Souvenirs de Roumanie

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École de Design de l'Université du Québec à Montréal

Directed by : Cassandra Calin



2) Vapeur et Charbon

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École de design de l’Université du Québec à Montréal

Directed by: Chloé Biocca



3) Jane


Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Directed by: Anne Delarue et Jeanne Verniest


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.



Founded by René Rozon, The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is dedicated to the international promotion and distribution of films on art and media arts. For nearly 4 decades, it has presented an annual event in March, which allows discovery of the latest documentaries on art. With its various activities all through the year, FIFA is committed to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of art among the public, promoting the work of artists in the fields of cinema, video and visual arts, and also encouraging the production and diffusion of art films. While this year's exclusively online edition was hugely popular with both audiences and the media, the 39th edition of FIFA will take place physically, from March 16 to 28, 2021.


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





For each film, we will have three finalists, each deserving a prize. We’d like to thank our Sponsors

  • First place (for each film):
    1. $500 CAD
    2. Arturia et Acustica
    3. 2 choices of plugins (Acustica)**
  • Second place (for each film):
    1. MCDSP (choice of Plugin)
    2. Plogue (choice of Plugin)
  • Third place (for each film):
    1. Plogue (choice of Plugin)


Special award

Special mention: CICMFM cégépiens prize, special mention of UQAM music students, "coup de coeur" of film makers at UQAT

We believe that music is also about harmony, which goes beyond performance. This is why the Director's Favorite will be awarded to a participant who has perfectly embraced the director's vision and atmosphere.


In addition to filling out the form,please send us, using WeTransfer, your music, in WAV, 24bit, 48khz. Use the following email adress for WeTransfer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please indicate you name and surname.

Le Concours international de composition de musique de film de Montréal est fier d'annoncer les gagnants de sa sixième édition! Félicitations à tous les participants.
Rendez-vous à tous et à toutes vers la mi- novembre 20121 pour la 7e édition du concours!
The Montreal international film music competition is proud to announce this years winners. Congradulations to all participants! Come back to see us in mid-novembre 2021 for the seventh edition of the competition!
Vapeur et Charbon
1- Diego Munoz
2- Gabriel Campos Santos (Prix des cégépiens)
3-Étienne Bérézyat (Coup de coeur UQAM)
Coup de coeur de la réalisatrice Chloé : César Pineda
Jane :
1- Kinis Ataman (Coup de coeur des réalisatrices Jeanne et Anne ; Coup de coeur UQAM)
2- Piero Bonanni (Prix des cégépiens)
3- Hugo Dottori
Souvenirs de la Roumanie :
1- Pierre Mendola (Coup de coeur UQAM)
2- Raphaëlle Brochet (coup de coeur de la réalisatrice Cassandra Calin ; prix des cégépiens)
3- Hassan Ali

Jury for the sixth edition of the

Montreal internation film scoring competition

Perrine Virgile, France

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Perrine Virgile is a French TV and film composer based in Los Angeles, CA. After studying classical music at the French conservatory and receiving a degree in Sound Engineering in Nice, France, Perrine moved to Boston, MA to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She graduated in late 2014 with a dual major in Film Scoring and Music Business, and moved to Los Angeles early 2015 to pursue her career as a film composer. Perrine has worked with composer Jeff Russo (“Fargo”, “Star Trek Discovery”, “Legion”) for the past 5 years as a scoring assistant and

additional writer. Perrine’s recent projects include additional writing on TV shows “The Act” (Hulu), “Counterpart” (Starz), “Channel Zero” (Syfy), “Cursed” (Netflix) and movies, such as “Lizzie” (selected for Sundance), as well as additional arrangements for movies “Mile 22”, “Submission” and “Three Christs”, and video game “What Remains of Edith Finch”. 

Most recently, she completed the music for short films “Before the Storm” (selected for the Manhattan Film Festival) and is co-credited as composer for the season 2 of Netflix hit series “The Umbrella Academy”. She was also one of the ten featured composers in “The Future is Female” concert series where she premiered two pieces, “Ten years” and “Life Was So Beautiful Then”. Perrine was one of the few lucky composers selected to participate in the SESAC Scores workshop series with composers Christophe Beck(“Frozen”, “Ant-Man”) and Chris Bacon (“Bates Motel”, “Men In Black: International”) and is currently working on her first orchestral album, which is set to release in early 2021.

Sherri Chung, États-Unis


Sherri Chung is a composer for film and television and currently co-composes the scores for Riverdale (CW) and Batwoman (CW). Her most recent show, The Red Line, produced by Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay, is a limited series which premiered on CBS and currently airs on CBS All Access. Upcoming, Sherri will be scoring CW’s newest show, Kung Fu, as well as an animated series for HBO Max and Amblin.

Her latest film, The Lost Husband, is currently streaming on Netflix and Prime Video, and recently garnered her a Society Of Composers and Lyricists nomination for Best Score for an Independent Studio Film. Other films include Warner Bros Studio’s Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase and The Other Side of Home, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars for Best Short Documentary. Sherri’s compositional work also includes songs, documentaries,commercials, musicals and music libraries.

A long time collaborator with composer Blake Neely, they have worked together on a number of scores, including those for CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Sherri studied Music Composition and Theory at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, and attended USC's Scoring For Motion Picture and Television Graduate Program in Los Angeles, CA. Sherri has also attended the Sundance Institute's Film Music Program as well as ASCAP's Scoring Workshop. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, she began assisting composer Walter Murphy and then continued as an orchestrator for his shows, Family Guy and American Dad.

Not only a composer, Sherri is also a pianist, vocalist and songwriter. She has recorded and produced 2 original albums and performs with her band in Los Angeles. As a vocalist, she has recorded for films, commercials, trailer music, and television (ABC’s Resurrection, and CW’s Arrow). Currently her voice can be heard on NBC's Blindspot and the Netflix documentary series The Keepers (Emmy nominated for Outstanding Documentary), two scores she also conducted.


Kyle Dixon & Micheal Stein, États-Unis


In the annals of film and television, certain musical themes manage to transcend the moving image. From the whistle that brings in Morricone’sThe Good, the Bad and the Uglytheme to Tangerine Dream’s “Love On A Real Train,” memorable scores have the uncanny ability to sum up an epoch, an entire aesthetic. The prolific Texan musiciansKyle Dixon & Michael Stein have crafted a body of work that’s synonymous with the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the supernatural everytown at the center of the Netflix hit Stranger Things. Audience members approached them afterwards to tell them they’d listened from the top of a rock formation off in the distance, waves of synthesizer hurtling across the expanse.After The Duffer Brothers found the band and tapped Dixon and Stein for work on Stranger Things, the duo rolled their sleeves up, taking on a workload typically handled by multiple composers and assistants. Since 2016, they’ve produced nearly 200 tracks spanning three seasons ofStranger Things, scored Native Sun, Butterfly, Spheres andValley Of The Boom, released a critically acclaimed album with S U R V I V E, toured the world and made the rapid transition from synthesizer-obsessed band dudes to Hollywood darlings. This unlikely coronation culminated with two 2017 Grammy Award nominations, an ASCAP Award nomination and an Emmy Award Winfor Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

But Dixon and Stein are just getting started. The Stranger Things kids have matured into emotionally-nuanced teenagers, and on their recent score for Season 3, they’ve turned in 41 tracks of their most dynamic, emotionally-resonant work to date. Their score for the National Geographic documentary on the beginnings of the Northern California tech explosion,Valley Of The Boom, includes melodic techno that channels the motorik optimism of Kraftwerk, while theirButterfly score transforms the lofty concepts of German cosmic music into timeless instrumental pop music. Stein and Dixon attend to warrens of hardware synthesizers in Los Angeles and Austin respectively, working assiduously to adapt screen visions to synthesizers. But the movies have been in their mind all along. Now we just get to watch them.

Nami Melumad, Israël



Nami Melumad is a Los Angeles-based Israeli-Dutch composer, whose scoring credits include over 130 projects in a wide range of genres. Most recently Nami scored the HBO Max comedy, An American Pickle, starring Seth Rogen, the Amazon thriller-drama series, Absentia, starring Stana Katic, and Electronic Arts' VR video game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. She also contributed music and arrangements to Amazon's latest hit, Borat Subsequent MovieFilm. Her score for the Star Trek episode, Shorts Treks: Q&A in 2019, landed her an upcoming Star Trek series, making her the first female composer for the franchise. Nominated for Breakthrough Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association in 2020, Nami's works have earned multiple international awards, including the Hollywood Music in Media Award (2018) and the Best Short Score at Fimucite (2017). Her compositions have been performed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Helix Collective Ensemble. An alumna of the prestigious ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop in 2016, Nami graduated from the SMPTV program at the University of Southern California in 2015 and holds a B.A. in multi-style composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Nami serves as a board member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers and is a member of Women in Film and the Television Academy.

FM LeSieur, Québec, Canada


ASCAP Award-winning François-Maurice Le Sieur is a celebrated musician and composer who has been nominated for every major award for television and film music in his native Canada, garnering six Gemini awards wins and five additional nominations; one Genie award nomination and three Jutra awards nominations. FM’s career has spanned over twenty years. His works include Tony & Ridley Scott’s series “The Hunger” starring David Bowie; the films, “Fathers and Guns” (highest-grossing French film in Canadian History) Security (Antonio Banderas, Sir Ben Kingsley) and television series “Bad Blood” (Netflix), “Les Limiers (France 2)”. He also won an ASCAP award in 2012 for his work on Being Human, a North American version of the British show of the same name.

Sasha et Evgeni Galperine, Russie

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Sarah Murcia. France

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Sarah Murcia studied piano and cello before consecrating herself to the double bass. She began her apprenticeship in the improvised music classes of Manuel and Patricio Villaroel, and then with Jean-François Jenny-Clark.

 In 2001, she creates the group Caroline with Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado and Olivier Py. She arranges several times the music for the music programs of Paul Ouazan and the research atelier of Arte France.

 In 2011, Sarah Murcia and Kamilya Jubran create Nhaoul’, then Wasl with Werner Hasler (2013) and Habka (2015) with RégisHuby, Guillaume Roy and Atsushi Sakaï. The same year, she creates Never Mind The Future, inspired by the album of the Sex Pistols with Caroline, Benoit Delbecq and Mark Tompkins.

 In 2020, she is an associate artist at the Scène Nationale de Chambéry / Espace Malraux and multiplies artistic and pedagogic projects,notably with Fanny de Chaillé, also associate artist. They are preparing a performance inspired by Lou Reed’s album: Transformer.

 She also works with a new quintetco-directed by SylvaineHélary, with ElodiePasquier, Aloïs Benoit and Sébastien Boisseau. She composes a piece with Kamilya Jubranfor the Orchestre Régionale de Normandie for 2022, and she is doing a tour with Kamilya Jubran, Rodolphe Burger and Louis Sclavis.

Arnaud Rebotini. France


Arnaud Rebotini is a French author, composer, performer and producer. He is also the founder of the Black Strobe Records label in 2011.

 Arnaud Rebotini's career began in 1995 with a few techno EPs released on different labels. In 1996, he was spotted on the compilations Source Lab 2 and Source Lab 3 (Virgin) alongside Air, Daft Punk, Etienne de Crécy, Philippe Zdar.

 In 2000, Arnaud Rebotini released his first album, Organique(Artefact, 2000), under the pseudonym Zend Avesta. It is an ambitious, avant-garde album, highly noticed and praised by the public and the media (a cover for Magic). He mixes pop, electronics, jazz and contemporary music, analog synthesizers, winds, brass, strings, electric guitar and voice - including that of Alain Bashung and Mono Soyoc. A French tour followed, including the festival La route du rock as well as television and the show Nulle part Ailleurs.

 Arnaud Rebotini also founded the Black Strobe group. Many remixes and EPs initiate this new electro and club nickname: Paris Acid City, Source 1997 / Innerstrings, Output Recordings, 1999 / Chemical Sweet Girl, Me & Madonna, Fitting Together, Output Recordings, 2002 / Italian Fireflies, Kitsuné, 2003 / Deceive Play, Black Strobe Records, 2005 / Last Dub On Earth, Crosstown Rebels, 2006...

 These electronic productions also mark Arnaud Rebotini's collaboration with the GRM (Groupe de Recherche Musicale). After several creations for the Group between 2001 and 2005, Arnaud Rebotini collaborates with Christian Zanési on an album, Frontières (Black Strobe Records, 2016), mixing analog synthesizers, acoustic sounds and concrete music. The creation takes place at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2012.

 Arnaud Rebotini's beginnings, particularly with the style of Zend Avesta's productions, also opened his career to cinema. The first director to call on him was Jean-Pierre Limosin. He commissioned him to write a title for the feature film Novo in 2002.

But it is with director Robin Campillo that Arnaud Rebotini's collaboration with cinema is sealed, as he signs the two soundtracks for the last two feature films, Eastern Boys (Black Strobe Records, 2014) and 120 Battements par minute (Because Music, 2017) - the feature film 120 Battements par minute received the Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes and Arnaud the César 2018 for best film music.

Aude Weber-Houde, Québec, Canada



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