The award, first presented in 2009, commemorates the great German film composer Peer Raben, whose estate has donated the prize money of 1,500 euros.
The award will be given to film scores with innovative and dramaturgically coherent use of music and sound in relation to narration.
The closing date for the competition is April 12, 2021.
Only short films whose production was completed after January 1, 2020 or that premiered after January 1, 2020 may be submitted. Films with a maximum length of 15 minutes in all industry standard formats will be considered. There are no restrictions regarding country of production, genre, or content; however, the film must be predominantly scored with original music.
The nominees of the competition should be present at the screening of the films and will be presented to the audience and the jury on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The award ceremony will take place during the official Gala later that same evening.
Terms, conditions and the application form for the competition can be found here:
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