Film Scoring Competition - The International Indie Gathering

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2018 Best Film Score: Guido Arcella Diez

Film Scoring Competition

2020 Competition will open October 1st. 2019


1) Submitting early ensures a review process that will let you know if you need to resubmit your clip.        Resubmissions will not incur a separate registration fee. Files must be mailed on DVD or sent as a private link via e-mail submission to
2) Entries are to be completed by ONE composer. We no longer accept team submissions.
3) Every composer can only submit one score for consideration.
4) Score material must be original and submitter must own all rights to the piece of music.
Composer bears responsibility for any liabilities arising from copyright infringement.
5) Competitors are not to contact the filmmaker or production company responsible for the competition trailer while submissions are open.
6) Winners will be announced before the festival, and awards are presented at The Indie Gathering's award ceremony.
7) This event is open to the public.
8) Any entries that are found to violate copyrights, contain offensive material, and/or do not abide to the timing rules and other guidelines will be disqualified from the competition.
9) Judging will be blind in all categories.
10) All composers are invited to participate regardless of musical background. International participation is also encouraged.
11) Once submitted, there are no refunds; however, a composer may still withdraw his/her
composition from the competition.
12) Entering the competition does not guarantee you any award or placement. Only entries that reach a specific score in judging qualify for an award.

Mail Reg. Form with check/MO (or pay online) and DVD to:

The Indie Gathering
5009 Storer Ave. #3
Cleveland, OH 44102

All submissions include a VIP event pass

You do not have to be present at the festival, although special awards are given to winners who attend! Non-attending winners will receive an e-mailed certificate after the festival.

Winners will be networked with the film business for one year. We also send winners job leads as often as possible.

How to submit for The 2020 Indie Gathering:

1) Download trailer HERE
2) Score entire trailer / Download registration form:  Scoring Form
3) Send an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link to, with score & trailer combined, no later than June 1st, 2019 for final submission deadline. Include PayPal receipt and registration form.

You may also send registration form, and a check or money order via mail to address on form.

*The final deadline is JUNE 1, 2020 for THE INDIE GATHERING.*

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