NFF, BMIM & DFC Present: Masterclass Kris Bowers (When They See Us, Dear White People, Green Book)

A masterclass with virtuoso pianist and composer Kris Bowers. He composed the music for Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, Justin Simien’s Dear White People and Oscar winner Green Book. In the latter film, Bowers also played the arrangements of the real Don Shirley, acting as a piano double for actor Mahershala Ali. On Sunday 27th September, Kris will give a ‘BMIM Presents’ online masterclass as part of the Netherlands Film Festival Professionals Program.

This session takes place at the online edition of the Nederlands Film Festival 2020. If you want to attend this session e-mail us on A few days before September 27th you will receive the login details to join this online session. Please note: tickets are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Kris Bowers

Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. His debut album, Heroes+Misfits, opened at number one on the iTunes jazz chart in 2014. In 2015, he was selected to participate in the Sundance Film Composers Lab at Skywalker Sound and in 2018, Bowers scored Green Book, for which he was nominated for ‘Best Score’ at the 2019 Critic’s Choice Awards. In the same year Bowers received the prestigious ‘ROBIE Pioneer Award’ from the Jackie Robinson Foundation and he scored Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and has been nominated for an Emmy. Bowers’ original music and lyrics are featured in Madden NFL 19: Longshot, as well as the forthcoming Madden 2020.

Moderator: Emily Weber (Position Music, US)

Emily Weber is the Vice President / Head of Synch for the Los Angeles-based indie-publisher, Position Music. Weber is responsible for building and overseeing the nine-person synch team which is responsible for exploiting Position Music’s repertoire in Advertising, Film, Television, Trailers and Video Games worldwide.

Weber joined Position Music in 2010 and has been instrumental in expanding Position Music’s Movie Trailer, TV Promo and International Advertising business. She has A&R/Produced over 30 albums made for movie trailers. Over her 15+ years of pitching music she has become a trusted source for music supervisors, editors/producers, and creative directors throughout the industry.