The Fusion Film Scoring Workshops are designed for musicians and composers who are looking to enhance their knowledge and compositional skills in writing for Film as well as gain experience writing for a live ensemble. The aim of the workshops is to give the composer all the essential tools needed to create an original Film Score with seminars by industry professionals that will cover both the aesthetic and creative aspects of writing for film as well as technical aspects and score preparation.
Rules and Regulations
1. § Workshops Rules
1.1 The workshop is open to composers ages 18 and over and of all nationalities
1.2 The composers participating in the workshops will receive a Short Film, of approximately five (5) minutes in total duration for which they will have to score original music.
1.3 Each participant should complete the registration form at www.fusionfilmscoring.com and pay the workshop fee
The fee for the workshop is not refundable if the participant is unable to attend.
1.4 The Composers participating in the workshop will receive a recording of their composition. They will have the full and complete rights to use the recording of their composition and share it online.
1.5 The participants will not have the right to change, re-edit, or in another way alter the video file of the movie that will be provided to them. They will be able to use the recording synchronized with the film for their own private use and in their portfolio, share it in a private manner to seek work or apply for any other institutions and/or other positions. The participants will have the right to share the music synchronized with the film freely online if they receive special permission.
1.6 Faculty: The faculty of the workshops is subject to availability. If any member of the faculty is unable to participate in the workshops for any reason, the organizer shall find a substitute professor.
2. § Special Awards
2.1 All participants will receive accreditation to take part in the Thessaloniki International Film Festival where they will have the opportunity to meet film industry professionals and promote their work at the market (agora) of the festival.
3. § Copyrights
3.1 Contestant does not have the right to assign rights to their version of the entry or the original film. The individual submitting a score to the FFSW hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the score for consideration. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless FFSW, its organizers, judges, sponsors, and partners, individually and collectively, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to submitted material. The burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity or any other proprietary rights rests with the composer. The entrant shall bear the sole liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.
3.2 Should third parties lay a claim against the Organizer on account of a breach by the participants of copyright or personal rights of third parties connected with the usage of the compositions, the participants of the Workshops shall indemnify the Organizer against any and all of such third parties.
3.3 The participants of the Workshops grant the Organizer their permission to publish their image, which has been recorded by any photographic or recording techniques for the needs of organizing the Workshops and in accordance with the statutory purposes of the Competition Organizer.
3.4 The participant of the Workshops retain full ownership of their work, but, assign, on a non-exclusive basis and free of charge, their copyright to the compositions submitted for the Workshops and their artistic performances and recordings in a territorially and time-unlimited way.
4. § Additional Provisions
4.1 Unless otherwise provided by applicable law a complete legal relation between the participant of the Workshop and the Organizer shall be governed by the Greek Law.
4.2 The Artistic Director of the FFSW makes final decisions on all organizational issues. Such decisions are irrevocable and non-claimable.
4.3 The Organizer has the right to change the rules of participation.
4.4 Once a participant has completed their registration and paid the participation fee they shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.