Soundtrack Film Festival | 2012


 

Soundtrack Film Festival, an exciting and distinctive film festival celebrating the most creative, ingenuitive and exciting use of music in film, was launched in 2008.The festival took place in various venues around Cardiff each November. This was the festival's official website.
Content is from the site's 2012 archived pages celebrating the 4th annual
Soundtrack Film Festival.

 



Soundtrack Audience at BUG: Opening Night

 
  • I'm really interested in SOUNDTRACK - it's a festival that appeals to me as an actor and a musician. There's not any film festival in the UK that celebrates this make or break element of the film - the soundtrack - and those who excel creatively in this field. I'm pleased to be associated with SOUNDTRACK, and pleased this new festival will draw attention to Wales.- Rhys Ifans, Actor & Musician
  • There are far too many film festivals in the world today, so new ones have to be distinctive. SOUNDTRACK is very much so. It's not so much about new movies, as the crucial creative relationship film has with music. And in the coming years it intends to be really international. And it's not about the boring old middle-brow. And it's taking place in a shape-shifting city, Cardiff. What's not to like?- Mark Cousins, Filmmaker, Author and Broadcaster
  • I am delighted to accept the invitation to be on the advisory panel for SOUNDTRACK. It is a pleasure to lend my support to this ambitious film event; here is a festival which manages to celebrate not only the film and music industries of Wales, but balance with an international appeal.- Jonathan Pryce, Actor
  • I am always proud when a dynamic event comes from Wales. I'm delighted that SOUNDTRACK is taking on and celebrating the best of the International and Welsh film and music industry, and I am sure it will establish itself in a prominent position amongst other film festivals across the world.- Ioan Gruffudd, Actor
  • “The exploding role of music in the soundtrack of our digital lives means a festival like this is crucial.”- Danny Boyle, Director
  • SOUNDTRACK is an exciting and innovative event that I am proud to be a part of. It is an opportunity to draw worldwide film and music industry focus and media attention to Wales whilst also celebrating the best in film and music talent from here, as well as in the rest of the UK and worldwide. I’m pleased to be supporting a festival that strives to achieve that.- James Dean Bradfield, Manic Street Preachers

 

About

The Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival was launched in 2008 as an annual event that would celebrate the distinctive relationship between music and the moving image. Based in Cardiff , the Capital city of Wales, but with satellite events reaching around the country, the inaugural Soundtrack took place between the 26-29th of November 2008, with a packed programme of Premieres, Master Classes, Q&A’s, Educational Workshops and exceptional Live Performances.

In 2008, Soundtrack welcomed guests Danny Boyle and Oscar winning composer Gabriel Yared to Cardiff, alongside DJ and composer David Holmes and respected actor Jonathan Pryce. Danny Boyle presented the second ever UK screening of Slumdog Millionaire as our Opening Night Film, which followed a Master Class with the director. Gabriel Yared performed alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the iconic Millennium Centre, in tribute to the late Anthony Minghella, as well as delivering a composer’s Master Class.

Soundtrack 2009 took place between the 18th-22nd of November, and saw legendary Velvet Underground founder John Cale performing his classic album ‘Paris 1919’ in its entirety, for the first time ever, at Cardiff Coal Exchange. Cale also took part in an ‘In Conversation’ around his composition work for film. Also performing at Soundtrack ’09 were Super Furry Animals, who played a set from their Creation Records years, to tie in with our preview of ‘Upside Down: The Creation Records Story’, while SFA frontman Gruff Rhys also premiered his first movie ‘Seperado!’ at the festival. Legendary music doc/filmmaker Julien Temple presented ‘Oil City Confidential’ followed by a Q&A; Hammer historians DR David Huckvale and Marcus Hearn debated ‘The Music of Hammer Horror’ and cutting edge production house Warp Films traced their history in a special industry session.

Soundtrack took a break in 2010, not surprisingly coinciding with the major shake-up in British arts funding. Those hurdles were overcome, with the Soundtrack International Film & Music Festival returning from the 16th-20th of November 2011 in Cardiff, but also branching out into the neighbouring city of Newport.

In 2011 we welcomed Adam Buxton and his ‘BUG: The Evolution of Music Video’ show to Cardiff for the first time, as well as a specially commissioned live score of ‘Faust’ by Guillemots. There was a Q&A with the legendary Don Letts, the ‘X Banned: A Clockwork Orange’ exhibition with materials from the Stanley Kubrick Archive and a city shaking concert by Dimmu Borgir; All in addition to the usual packed programme of screenings.

2012 saw the 4th installment of the festival, as we were joined by composers David Arnold and David Julyan for Masterclasses; Parisian director Vincent Moon presented new work from his Petites Planėtes’ project, there were concerts from master percussionist Joby Burgess, singer-songwriter Lucy Rose and psych-legends Gong; whilst Fake Blood closed the festival with his re-imagined live score for Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria’.

Soundtrack will celebrate its 5th birthday in November 2013, with dates to be announced soon. Check out the digital brochure below to see what went down last year.

 



 

2012 Programme

BAFTA Craft Masterclass: Composition with David Julyan

DATE: 14/11/2012
TIME: 18:00
 

ChapterArts Centre

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Join acclaimed composer David Julyan on-stage with BAFTA at Soundtrack Film Festival for a special craft masterclass on his career.

Opening Night Film: Seven Psychopaths

DATE: 14/11/2012
TIME: 20:30

2012 / Directed by Martin McDonagh / 109 Mins

Cineworld Cardiff

Struggling to finish his screenplay 'Seven Psychopath's', screenwriter Marty (Colin Farrell) becomes inadvertently entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld thanks to his oddball friends, Billy (Sam Rockwell) and Hans (Christopher Walken), a pair of part-time dog thieves.

The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 14:30
 

2011 / Directed by Lucy Walker / 39 Mins / English Subtitles

Chapter Arts Centre

A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan's most beloved flower. The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom shows the strength of human spirit and its ability to survive and continue in the aftermath of  the 2011 Japanese disaster.

Film Distribution Lecture

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 17:00
 

Newport University's City Centre Campus

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Presented by the International Student Film Organisation, this one hour lecture focuses on distribution opportunities including festivals, for young filmmakers with limited budgets but high ambitions.

Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost) - A Film About Bobby Bare Jr.

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 18:30
 

2012 / Directed by William Miller / 90 Mins

Newport University City Centre Campus

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Fighting his way out from the shadow of his famous father with a rock all his own, Bobby Bare Jr. attempts to redefine what it means to be a touring artist today.

Gong

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 19:30
 

Great Hall 2, Cardiff University

Doors: 7:00pm

Tickets: £16 ADV

One of the most eccentric psychedelic bands of the late and early seventies, the legendary Gong turned 43 in 2012, continuing their long and often dislocated history.

RWCMD & Soundtrack Presents: Powerplant with Joby Burgess

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 19:30
 

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Soundtrack International Film & Music Festival 2012 are pleased to present Powerplant with Joby Burgess.

An Internationally acclaimed percussionist, Joby Burgess is best known for his virtuosic, lissom performances and regularly appears with artists including Stewart Copeland, Peter Gabriel and Joanna MacGregor.

Kelly + Victor plus Q&A with Kieran Evans and Paul Lambden

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 20:00
 

Cineworld Cardiff

Kelly meets Victor while they are both loved up on the dance floor of a Liverpool night club. They are soon in bed and discover an intensity neither has experienced before. Both are struggling to get by as best they can while those closet to them are choosing illegal lifestyles; Kelly's best mate is a dominatrix prostitute, Victor's pals are aspiring drug dealers. Both Kelly and Victor live on the edge of society; people with flaws who don't always abide by the rules, trying to find themselves a way through life. When two get together in bed their darker instincts take over and a transgressive love affair begins.

The Miners' Hymns + Performance & In Conversation

DATE: 15/11/2012
TIME: 20:30
 

The Miners' Hymns + Performance & In Conversation with Tylorstown Band 2010 / Directed by Bill Morrison / 50 Mins

Chapter Arts Centre

Presented in association with Cymru Wales UNISON

The Miners' Hymns ia a homage in film and music to the coal mining history of North East England, from which producers Forma initiated a collaboration between experimental American filmmaker Bill Morrison and acclaimed Icelandic musician and composer Johann Johannsson.

Q&A: Adapting from Novel to Screen

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 10:30
 

Newport University's City Centre Campus

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Join director of 'Kelly + Victor' Kieran Evans and the book's author Niall Griffiths as they discuss the process of adapting the film from Griffiths' 90's cult novel to Evans' debut feature.

David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust + Q&A with Director James Hale & Executive Producer Ryan Minchin

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 12:30
 

2012 / Directed by James Hale / 60 Mins

Newport University City Centre Campus

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is arguably the most important album in the mind-blowing career of David Bowie.

The Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award 2012: Newport

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 15:00
 

Newport University City Centre Campus

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Presented in association with Swn Festival and the London Short Film Festival, our short form music documentary competition saw submissions from around the globe whittled down to a shortlist of 5, which will battle it out for the Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award 2012 and a £500 prize.

Sound of Noise

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 18:00
 

2010 / Directed by Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjarne Nilsson / 110 Mins / English Subtitles

Chapter Arts Centre

Police Detective Amadeus Warnebring was born into a family of illustrious muscians - which is deepy ironic, given that he loathes music with a passion.

Lucy Rose

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 19:30
 

The Gate Arts Centre

Doors: 7:00pm

Tickets: £9.00 ADV

After months hidden away in her parent's basement recording debut album Like I Used To, Lucy Rose, one of Britain's fastest rising young talents, arrives in Cardiff as part of an extensive autumn UK tour.

Darkened Rooms Presents: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe called Quest

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 19:30
 

Presented by Chapter and Darkened Rooms

A mix of movies and music at Clwb Ifor Bach

Actor and Hip Hop aficionado Michael Rapaport (True Romance, Cop land) goes behind the camera to record the rise, rapture and reunion of this trailblazing group.

The Legend of Kaspar Hauser

DATE: 16/11/2012
TIME: 20:15
 

2012/ Directed by Davide Manuli / 95 Mins / English Subtitles

Chapter Arts Centre

This techno western starring Vincent Gallo in two roles, finds the mysterious Hauser washed up on a beach, almost dead, with big headphones on his ears and his name emblazoned on his naked torso.

Kids Screening: Rango (Morning)

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 11:00
 

2011 / Directed by Gore Verbinski / 107 Mins

Chapter Arts Centre

Rango (Johnny Depp), a pet chameleon who becomes stranded in the Mojave Desert after his terrarium falls from his owner's car, finds himself in the parched desert town of Dirt. Using bravado and improvisation to fit in, the chameleon presents himself to the townsfolk as a tough drifter named Rango, but quickly runs afoul of Dirt's outlaw Bad Bill (Ray Winstone).

Sound on Screen: Exploring Music Video's Place in a Digital Landscape

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 12:00
 

Chapter Arts Centre

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Welsh Music Foundation and Skillset Media Academy Wales Presents:

A panel session that shines light on the role of video content for music in the digital world.

Vincent Moon Presents 'Petites Planetes'

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 14:00
 

Chapter Arts Centre

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

It was whilst studying photography at Atelier Reflexe in Montreuil, under the guidance of photographers Michael Ackerman and Antione D'Agata, that Parisian director Vincent Moon first began his journey in filmmaking. Photo-documenting the Parisian nightlife for his Les Nuits De Fiume blog, he would set his photographs in motion using simple slideshow techniques and music to tell the stories.

Kids Screening: Rango (Afternoon)

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 15:00
 

2011 / Directed By Gore Verbinski / 107 Mins

Chapter Arts Centre

Rango (Johnny Depp), a pet chameleon who becomes stranded in the Mojave Desert after his terrarium falls from his owner's car, finds himself in the parched desert town of Dirt. Using bravado and improvisation to fit in, the chameleon presents himself to the townsfolk as a tough drifter named Rango, quickly he runs afoul of Dirt's outlaw Bad Bill (Ray Winstone).

The Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award 2012: Cardiff

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 19:00
 

Chapter Arts Centre

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Presented in association with Swn Festival and the London Short Film Festival, our short form music documentary competition saw submissions from around the globe whittled down to a shortlist of 5, which will battle it out for the Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award 2012 and a £500 prize.

'SEANSMITHSUCKS.TV: A RETROSPECTIVE'

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 19:30
 

Cineworld Cardiff

Come join 'The Shame of Merthyr Tydfil' and 'Singer' of The Blackout - Sean Smith, for the first screening of his new documentary 'SEANSMITHSUCK.TV: A RETROSPECTIVE' .

During the summer of 2012 The Blackout's Sean Smith made the faltering leap from third-rate mic-slinger to fourth-rate television presenter, and thankfully, the cameras were rolling!

Shock Corridor

DATE: 17/11/2012
TIME: 21:00
 

Shock Corridor and a Q&A with the BBFC's Craig Lapper

1963 / Directed by Samuel Fuller / 101 Mins

Chapter Arts Centre

Presented as part of the BBFC's Centenary Celebration

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

DATE: 18/11/2012
TIME: 13:00
 

2012 / Directed by Stacy Peralta / 90 Mins

Chapter Arts Centre

Presented in association with City Surf

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography is a very personal story of a group of young, straight laced American kids who did the impossible through a combination of work, skill, passion, and the belief that anything is possible.

David Arnold In Conversation

DATE: 18/11/2012
TIME: 15:00
 

Chapter Arts Centre

Presented in association with The Musicians' Union

Free Event: Registration Required: Click Tickets

Soundtrack & The MU are hosting an In Conversation with David Arnold, multi award-winning British film and television composer best known for his work on blockbuster films such as Independance Day, Stargate and the most recent five James Bond films (including Casino Royale, for which he was nominated for a Grammy, a BAFTA and won 'Best Song' at the World Soundtrack Awards).

Cape Fear

DATE: 18/11/2012
TIME: 17:00
 

1962 / Directed by J. Lee Thompson / 102 Mins

Chapter Arts Centre

Presented as part of the BBFC's Centenary Celebrations

After spending eight years in prison for rape, Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) is released and promptly tracks down Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), a small town Georgia lawyer whom put him there. Cady intends to make Bowden's life torturous, stalking his wife and 14-year-old daughter.

Suspiria: With Live Soundtrack by Fake Blood

DATE: 18/11/2012
TIME: 21:00
 

 



 

Mini Music Doc Award

Launched in 2012, the Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award welcomes submissions of films running under 30 minutes, which fall within the general boundaries of music documentary; focussing on a musician or band, instrument, scene, song, record label, venue or genre or anything else associated with music. Stand alone music videos are ineligible, although videos featured as part of an extended film are.

The Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award is presented at the festival each November, with the winner receiving a cash prize of £500.00 and opportunities for further screenings at partner festivals.

Submissions are reduced to a shortlist of 5 by the Soundtrack Programme Team, before the Soundtrack Guest Judging Panel cast their votes. The shortlist is also screened during the festival, where the audience can also vote for their favourite film.

We recieved a high standard of entries from all over the globe, whittling them down to a five film shortlist was a pretty tough task. After much deliberation we narrowed it down the entries to Criterioh, Randy Parsons: American Luthier, One Big Holiday, Honky Tonk Ben and The Yodeling Farmer.

After negotiating our panel of judeges and three audience votes, the votes for each film were tallied, and we're pleased announce that the winner of the Mini Music Doc Award 2012 is Criterioh, directed by Alberto Blanco. The film follows Spanish rapper Fernando Fernandez aka Criterioh, as he fights to find his way in the world of rap. It is a truly moving piece of filmmaking which struck a cord with our judges and audiences alike and Soundtrack offers its sincere congratulations to our director Alberto Blanco, who becames the first ever recipient of the Mini Music Doc Award!

We will be calling for submissions for the 2013 competition from June onwards, at which point we will also upload entry forms and submission conditions.

 

The Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award 2012


 

THE PANEL 2012

  • James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Jenny Horwell (London Short Film Festival)
  • Ryan Minchin & James Hale (BBC Wales)
  • Sally Griffith (Head of Cinema, Chapter)

THE SHORTLIST 2012

  • Criterioh: Dir: Alberto Blanco (2012 / Spain / 19 Mins)
  • The Yodeling Farmer: Dir: Mike Maryniuk (2011 / Canada / 6 Mins)
  • One Big Holiday: Dir: Michael Feld (2011 / USA / 29 Mins)
  • Randy Parsons: American Luthier: Dir: David Aldrich (2011 / USA / 8 Mins)
  • Honky Tonk Ben: Dir: Ryan McKenna (2011 / Canada / 15 Mins)

THE WINNER 2012:

  • Criterioh: Dir: Alberto Blanco (2012 / Spain / 19 Mins / English Subtitles)

Criterioh is the stage name of Fernando Fernández, a 23 year-old fighting to find his place in the world of rap. His 150 kilos have made him the subject of jokes, insults and abuses, which Criterioh must face when stepping up to the stage to battle, using his own limitations as a weapon and confronting traumas of the past.

 



 

Blog

The Curtain Falls on Soundtrack 2012!

22/11/2012

The Soundtrack International Film Festival has ended for another year! This year has been amazing with five days filled with great guests, exciting events, cool films and informative sessions that came to an epic conclusion last sunday.

Soundtrack would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the different screenings and events; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We would also like to say a big thank you to the Soundtrack volunteers Tom Williams, Yasmin Elsworth, Anthony Sims, Morten Wright and Lorna Stedham. A big thank you also goes to our guests who came to carry our the many Q&As, In Conversation sessions, workshops and master classes.

Also Thank You to the staff of Cineworld, Chapter and Newport University who helped us to ensure everything was ready and provided us with venues for the festival. We'd also like to thank our funders the Film Agency for Wales, Newport City Council, BFI and Capital Region Tourism who help us make sure Soundtrack is possible each year. Also a big thank you goes to Push4 Audio Visuals, AB Acoustics and Gorilla for the help they've given to Soundtrack.

As it's over for another year we hope to see everyone back again next November ready for Soundtrack 2013.

 



 

 

  • Director Paul Kelly at a screening of his film Lawrence of Belgravia
  • The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González director Fredrik Egerstrand
  • Adam Buxton hosts BUG: The Evolution of Music Video
  • Shame's composer and producer Harry Escott and Iain Canning in conversation with John Hardy
  • X Banned: A Clockwork Orange exhibition at Chapter Arts Centre
  • Soundtrack Audience at Faust
  • Soundtrack Audience at Guillemots
  • Don Letts In Conversation
  • Guillemots score Faust at The Coal Exchange
  • Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots concentrates hard on their live score of Faust
  • Composer of the score of Coriolanus Ilan Eshkeri
  • Soundtrack Audience at Coriolanus Q&A: Closing Night
  • Ashli Todd of Spillers Records with Sound It Out director Jeanie Finlay

 



 

Submissions/FAQ

Here you will find frequently asked questions regarding Soundtrack. If you cannot find the information you are looking for below, feel free to drop us an email via our Contact Page.

 

SPONSORSHIP & PARTNERSHIPS

Q: I’d like to discuss the potential for sponsorship/partnership/product placement opportunities at Soundtrack. Who do I need to speak to?

A: Thank you for your interest. Please forward any queries to us via our Contact Page.

SUBMISSIONS

Q: Would my film be eligible for Soundtrack?

A: Soundtrack focuses on the relationship between music and the moving image, so you're film will need to have a notable score or Soundtrack; or a focus on sound or music. Music documentaries are particularly welcome, and if you have a short music documentary (under 30 mins), please feel free to enter our Soundtrack Mini Music Doc Award.

Q: How do I submit a film to Soundtrack?

A: Firstly, Soundtrack celebrates the relationship between Music and the Moving Image, so your film will need to be relevant to be considered. If you feel that your film is relevant, please send a DVD Screener and Synopsis to the address on our Contact Page. If you’d like to query the relevance of your film, send us an email via our Contact Page.

Q: What about submitting my Short

A: As with features, we accept short films that are relevant to Soundtrack’s theme. We also accept short music documentaries via our Mini Music Doc Competition.

Q: I have posted my submission but have not yet received confirmation that it has arrived.

A: Due to the number of submissions that we receive, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to confirm your submission’s safe arrival. However, feel free to contact us via our Contact Page and we will do our best to reply with confirmation.

Q: Is there a fee to submit my film to Soundtrack?

A: It is currently free to submit your film to Soundtrack.

Q: What is the deadline for submissions?

A: Please make sure that your submission is with us by the end of September.

Q: How do I submit my performance to Soundtrack?

A: Please be aware that Soundtrack only programmes a couple of performances each year. However, should you want to send us details about your performance or an artist you represent, please contact us through ourContact Page.

Q: You rejected my film, can I have some feedback from you?

A: We are unable to provide feedback on your submission.

Q: Will my screener be returned to me?

A: No. Due to the large volume of titles received by our Submissions team, we are unable to return your screeners.

 

PRESS

Q: I would like to cover Soundtrack for a publication/website. How do I apply for a Press Pass?

A: All Press requests should be sent via ourContact Page. However, for Print/Web coverage, we look more favourably on those who provide a Preview of the Festival in advance of a Review.

Q: I would like to cover Soundtrack for TV/Radio.

A: Please contact us via ourContact Page and we will reply as soon as possible.

Q: I would like to interview one of the guests at Soundtrack. How do I submit my request?

A: It is entirely the Guests decision whether or not they will accept interviews whilst at Soundtrack. However, we will pass your request along. Please send your request via our Contact Page

 

TICKETS

Q: Is there an all encompassing Festival Pass for Soundtrack?

A: At present Soundtrack does not sell Festival Passes. Each event within the programme is priced individually.

Q: How do I purchase a ticket for a Soundtrack event?

A: Tickets can be purchased online via our Programme Page, but also in person or over the phone directly from individual venues.

 

VOLUNTEERS

Q: How can I become a Soundtrack Festival volunteer?

A: First of, thanks! Soundtrack relies on the enthusiasm of its Volunteers. Please get in touch via our Contact Page if you wish to get involved.

 

Jobs at Soundtrack

Q: Are there any jobs available at Soundtrack?

A: Currently there are no vacancies, but should a position open up, we will post details in our News section. If you wish to submit a CV, please get in touch via our Contact Page.

 

Other Questions

Q: Who produces the Soundtrack International Film and Music Festival?

A: Soundtrack is produced by Orchard Entertainment, the music and events arm of the Orchard Media and Events Group Ltd.

 


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