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Success for Paul

Tuesday 24 June 2014


RCM Composition for Screen composer Paul Devlin has won the 2014 CINE Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers.

The Annual CINE Film Scoring Competition is a competition open to all aspiring composers for screen. Entrants each receive the same short film - this year an animation entitled "Sebastian's Voodoo” - and are free to score it in any way they choose.

Paul’s entry saw him chosen as one of five finalists from hundreds of entries from composers around the globe, before three prestigious guest judges - including Academy Award winning composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) - selected his score as the winner. He has been invited to the awards ceremony in Washington in early 2015 and will now be added to the composer pool of scoreAscore, an exclusive community of professional composers with clients including Disney and Universal.

Paul says "I am absolutely delighted to have won the 2nd Annual CINE Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers. The film was great fun to score and huge thanks are due to the singers who recorded the score for me. It's an honour to have won and knowing that my score was viewed by an Academy Award winner is fantastic!"

CINE’s mission is to support emerging and established producers of film, television and digital media through its film competitions, educational panels, screenings and networking opportunities. This is the second year of its Film Scoring Competition, designed to recognise talented emerging film composers.