PEER-RABEN-MUSIC-AWARD at SoundTrack_Cologne 12 · August 19-22, 2015

SoundTrack_Cologne again awards the prize for the best music in a short film: the PEER-RABEN-MUSIC-AWARD. 

The prize is awarded by SoundTrack_Cologne in memory of the great German film composer Peer Raben. The award money is donated by Peer Raben’s estate.

For the PEER-RABEN-MUSIC-AWARD, which has been awarded for the first time in 2009, SoundTrack_Cologne is again looking for the best music in a short film. Awarded will be film scores where the relationship between the narration and the music and sound is innovative and dramaturgically striking. 

Entry deadline for the competition is extended to July 15, 2015. 

All short films whose production was completed after 1st January 2014, or which had their premiere after 1st January 2014, are eligible for submission. All films with a maximum duration of 15 minutes (longer films will not be accepted!) and in any industry standard format will be considered. There are no restrictions regarding country of production, genre, or content. The film music must have mainly been written for the film.

Submission for the PEER-RABEN-MUSIC-AWARD is also possible via the online-platform reelport ( If you apply via reelport please ALWAYS indicate the composer!

The twelve finalists will present their work (films, compositions) to the jury and the audience. The prize will be awarded at the official gala on 22nd August 2015. The prize will be worth 1.500 euro.

Terms, conditions and the application form of the competition can be found here (please read the conditions carefully!):


> Participation Requirements | DOC
> Application form | PDF

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