New International Jury member!
Academy Award-winning film composer Mychael Danna will give us the honour of being part of the International Jury for this edition. Mychael Danna is recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Danna also composed scores for Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Ride With the Devil. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as his long-time collaborator Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, Moneyball and Capote with director Bennett Miller, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, Monsoon Wedding, The Breadwinner, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Being Julia, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Deepa Mehta’s Water and Girl, Interrupted. Television scores include Alias Grace, Tyrant, and an Emmy Award for outstanding music composition for the 2012 mini-series World Without End.
“The most gratifying filmmaking experiences are ones that take effort to unpeel the layers surrounding the heart of the story and to find the best musical expression of that heart,” says Danna. “Those are always the film scores I am most proud of.”