Awards

The Buma Awards for Music in Media Categories

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Celebrating the very best music in film, television, radio, documentary and advertising The Buma Awards for Music in Media Categories are back for another year at Buma Music in Motion. Submissions can be made until March 10, via the Buma Music in Motion website. Buma Music in Motion will take place on the 21st and 22nd of May, and in order to honour and recognise the most successful music composers across a range of media projects, Buma Awards will be presented during a special event held on May 21st. A panel of highly experienced judges drawn from some of the sector's leading companies will assess each entry before choosing a winner. The expert 20-member jury, which includes celebrated composer Bob Zimmerman, Golden Calf winner Alex Simu and top producer Danielle Guirguis, will determine the winners. Buma Music in Motion also puts new talent in the spotlight each year through the BMIM New Talent Award.

Dutch composers and musicians who compose on commission and who meet the required conditions for entry are now invited to submit their best works from 2018 via the links below to have a chance of winning a Buma Award. The entries must be received by March 10, 2019.

The call for entries is in the following categories: New Talent | Buma Award Best Radio and Television Imaging | Buma Award Best Original Composition in Documentary, Telefilm, Short Film and Animation | Buma Award Best Sync (in Television, Trailers, Film, Online) | Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series | Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising | Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film.

The Buma Award Best Original Composition in Trailers will return at BMIM 2020, for which you will be able to submit your best work for both 2018 and 2019.

Buma Award Best Radio and Television Imaging

Buma Award Radio and Television Imaging is awarded to the best Dutch composer of original compositions created specifically for radio and television branding purposes, like channel identities, program branding or station imaging packages. Including idents, leaders, jingles, television- and radio title sequences, bumpers, theme music, music beds, sweepers, intros.
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Buma Award Best Original Composition in Documentary, Short Film, Telefilm and Animation

Best Original Composition Documentary, Short Film, Telefilm and Animation is awarded to the Dutch composer of a documentary, short film, telefilm and animation that has had its premiere or first public screening in 2018, followed by a week in at least three cinemas or film theatres, a festival screening at the NFF, the IDFA, Holland Animation Festival, the IFFR or has either been broadcast in the same year for the first time by a national or regional broadcaster in the Netherlands or abroad.
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Buma Award Best Sync (in Television, Trailers, Film, Online)

Buma Award Best Sync (in Television, Trailers, Film, Online) is awarded to the best use of existing Dutch music in (international) television, in online domains, in a selected scene from a feature film or television program; in a game, TV or movie trailer.
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Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Television Series is awarded to a Dutch composer who created an original composition for a television programmme as part of its incidental score. This category does not include television title sequences or programme trailers but can include web or streaming series. The entry must have been broadcast in 2018 for the first time by a national or regional broadcaster or streaming service in the Netherlands or abroad. A single scene or a selection of excerpts from an episode or series (up to a maximum duration of 5 minutes) can be entered for consideration.
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Buma Award x Adformatie Best Music in Advertising

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The Buma Award x Adformatie Best Music in Advertising consists of two subsidiary awards: Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising and Best Sync in Advertising.

a) The Buma Award Best Original Composition in Advertising is awarded to the Dutch composer of a composition created specifically for an advertising campaign (online, television, cinema). This category does not include film, tv or game trailers or promos.
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b) The Buma Award Best Sync in Advertising is awarded to the best use of existing Dutch music in an advertising campaign.
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Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film

Buma Award Best Original Composition in Film is awarded to the Dutch composer of an original score for a feature film, that has had its premiere or first public screening in 2018, followed by a week in at least three cinemas or film theatres.
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Buma Music in Motion New Talent Award

For the New Talent Award, which was launched six years ago, students and young professionals can submit music for any and every kind of media, that has had its premiere or first screening in 2018. The annual talent award recognizes, inspires and celebrates emerging composers from all over the country, and offers upcoming talent an all-important platform to showcase their work to professionals from the music and media industries.
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