Call for candidacies: 2017 Film Music Prize (documentary)

FONDATION SUISA awards its Film Music Prize, worth 25'000 francs, for the second time in the category documentary.

Accepted for candidacy are original compositions for documentaries published in 2016 or 2017. The films' minimal duration must be 60 minutes. Composers with a reference to today's Swiss music-making are invited to submit their works for candidacy. Also possible are candidacy proposals by third persons.

The compositions will be assessed by a jury of professionals. The award ceremony is going to take place on 3 August 2017 at the International Film Festival in Locarno.

Please find the enrollment forms, the prize regulations and all other information about the Film Music Prize on

The closing date for candidacy submission is 19 May 2017.

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