Music Meets Film

Over the past few years, Music Meets Film (MMF) has evolved to become a recognizable platform and a highly anticipated series of events, laid out in a two-day program every November. in 2022 MMF had its 11th edition and took place in Tallinn and Laulasmaa between November 21-22 during the Black Nights Film Festival. The majority of MMF panels were also broadcasted via web stream.

Music Meets Film is providing the possibility of a meeting place for extending the film and film music professionals’ network. It brings together composers and directors; from music and sound creatives to producers, agents, and the wider music and film industry. It aims to build bridges between creatives, grow as an interdisciplinary meeting place, and encourage new International collaborations between students and professionals.

Experienced professionals are invited from around the world as well as Estonia to hold masterclasses and workshops for meeting the local industry for the two-day program - be it institutions, companies, professionals as well as students alike.

Music Meets Film is proud to be sponsored by Orchestral Tools, a German-based sample library company, and Tallinn UNESCO City of Music.

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Its founder and CEO Hendrik Schwarzer: We are pleased to support Music Meets Film and also to continue the work that we’ve already started with the release of the Tallinn Collection.
Music Meets Film is also a great opportunity for us to launch an entirely new scoring award. The scoring award is made for young composers. We will be there in person and we cannot wait to meet you there in Tallinn at Music Meets Film.

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Music Meets Film Award

In 2021 MMF started a new initiative – The Music Meets Film Scoring Competition. It was launched to support and promote talented young composers and 2022 saw a continuation of the competition for its second installment.

Participants, anyone around the world, in the age of 30 years old or younger, were invited to compose an original soundtrack to a video clip, to demonstrate their composition skills and musical creativity.
The clip was kindly provided by the creators of Melchior the Apothecary (2022), directed by Elmo Nüganen.

Application dates for MMF Award were 3 November – 19 November 2022 at 11:59PM (GMT+2).

Both years the initiative has been promoted by Orchestral Tools and awards its first prize of 2000 EUR as well as a package of Orchestral Tools’ virtual instruments including their acclaimed Tallinn collection.

The winner of the MMF Scoring Competition 2022 was selected by a jury of music and film professionals from Music Meets Film panelists, and announced on 22 November 2022 at the Music Meets Film Award.

Winner of MMF Award 2022: Taaniel Pogga
Winner of MMF Award 2021: Jonas Tarm

Learn how to participate in Music Meets Film Award 2023

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Music Meets Film Award ceremony 2022

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Music Meets Film Award ceremony 2021

Partners and supporters of Music Meets Film 2022

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Orchestral Tools, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, Music Meets Film, Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn UNESCO City of Music, Music Estonia, and Arvo Pärt Centre

MMF in media




Listen to Johan Randvere’s interview with MMF 2022 guest William Goldstein

Retrospect to William Goldstein's Instant Scoring Concert @ Klassikaraadio Helikaja

An article about MMF Award 2022 winners

MMF recommendations to music events which took place in November '22

Article at Müürileht

MMF curator Michael Pärt visiting OP at Estonian National Television, starting from 26min:52sec

Estonian National Television Culture News, starting from 17min:37sec

Article at Estonian World

William Goldstein Instant Scoring Concert

MMF Award 2022 article

Industry@Tallinn News

PÖFF Discovery Campus 2022 booklet

MMF 2022 Photos


Listen to Johan Randvere’s interview with MMF 2021 guest Anyssa Neumann and her live performance

Tõnu Karjatse conducted an interview with Jan Holmberg, who gave a lecture in MMF 2021 about Wagner, Bergman and the future of film art

MMF Award 2021 article

10th anniversary article

Orchestral Tools Instagram

Arvo Pärt Center

Article at Eesti Päevaleht

Article at Postimees

Article at Teater. Muusika. Kino.

Article at ERR Culture

MMF Award - Industry @ PÖFF

Klassikaraadio 'Delta'