Panama Jazz Festival and International Film Festival in Panama present
the first Film Scoring program to create music for cinema
Panama Jazz Festival and International Film Festival in Panama (IFF Panama) create a
new alliance to launch the first educational program of Film Scoring (Music for films)
which will be taught by acclaimed musician and film music expert Claudio Ragazzi,
Professor of the Film Scoring Department of Berklee College of Music, one of the most prestigious
music schools of the world.
The aim of the alliance of both festivals is to grant scholarships to five teams of musicians and filmmakers
to attend the program that will be held in Panama City in two stages from 14 to 19 of
January at the 16th Panama Jazz Festival, and from April 4 to 10, as part of the 8th edition
of IFF Panama.
During this program, participants will learn the process of creating music
film in parallel to film development, thus experiencing the different processes of
production and creation necessary to compose a film score, understand the import of
the music with respect to the film and at the end of the program, the team, will be able to
The workshop is aimed at musicians, composers, directors and film producers, screenwriters, and
professionals of music or cinema, interested in soundtracks and the use of music in the
audiovisual industry, that have a project (short film) of 5 to 10 minutes in intermediate stage
or end of production to be musicalized during the program.
'The Film Scoring program is designed as a space for creation and dialogue between
filmmakers and composers during the process of musical composition for the films.
Involving both parties is essential to promote the formation of our industry
cinema that is why we bet cinema to our alliance with the Panama Jazz Festival, 'said Pituka Ortega, Director of IFF Panama
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