Winners announced for Sony Music’s “Enter The World of Hans Zimmer” Competition!

You may have seen our previous post, and we saw quite a few of you entering this amazing opportunity, and now the winners have been announced! Were you one? Get in touch! In the meantime, here’s the official reveal:

The six official winning videos of the “Enter the World of Hans Zimmer” video production competition are now official. Sony Music and YouTube launched the global competition together with Hans Zimmer on September 4, inviting video makers to create original music videos to five recordings from the “World of Hans Zimmer” album.

Over the course of the campaign, participants from 40 countries have created more than 400 videos to five original compositions: “Gladiator Orchestra Suite: Part 3 Now We Are Free”, “Inception: Time – Orchestra Version”, “The Da Vinci Code Orchestral Suite: Part 4”, “The Dark Knight Orchestra Suite” and “The Lion King Orchestra Suite”. The six winning  videos are from producers from the US, Indonesia, Australia, Italy and Germany and have been officially released as music videos and featured on Hans Zimmer’s YouTube channel by December 10.

To celebrate the video premieres, YouTube and Sony Music produced a livestream for Hans Zimmer’s official YouTube channel featuring Hans Zimmer and jury members. The moderator of the event was TV-host Annabelle Mandeng.

The jury members are: Lorne Balfe – composer of Pacific Rim or MI:Fallout; Zoë Zimmer – visual artist and photographer;  Russell Emanuel – CEO of Extreme Music and Bleeding Fingers; Christopher von Deylen aka Schiller – electronic music producer and visual artists; Maria Elena Gutierrez – CEO VIEW Conference; Sandra Tomek – artistic producer and director of the World of Hans Zimmer live show; Michael Balgavy – Art & Video Director of the World of Hans Zimmer live show.

The winners are:

·       Inception – Time (Orchestra Version), Director: Neil Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

·       Inception – Time (Orchestra Version), Director: Shahrzad Mazloumsaki, Bremen, Germany

·       Lion King (Orchestra Suite), Director: torrikabe | thoriq Yasirrahman, urwokerto, Central Java indonesia

·       The Da Vinci Code (Orchestra Suite) – Pt. 4, Director: Razif Djamaludin, Mortlake, NSW, Australia

·       The Dark Knight (Orchestra Suite), Director: Charles Eck, San Diego, USA

·       Gladiator (Orchestra Suite) – Pt. 3 – Now We Are Free, Director: Tommaso De Portu, Rome, Italy

Watch more on Hans YouTube page

Calling all inventive creatives! Sony Music, with the support of YouTube, is hosting a global competition challenging creators to produce music videos for original compositions by Hans Zimmer.

Open now, submit your creation accompanying one of Zimmer’s most known compositions by registering on www.entertheworldofhanszimmer.com

Participants can submit their video accompanying one of the following compositions from the “The World of Hans Zimmer” album: “Gladiator Orchestra Suite: Part 3 Now We Are Free”, “Inception: Time – Orchestra Version”, “The Da Vinci Code Orchestral Suite: Part 4”, “The Dark Knight Orchestra Suite” and “The Lion King Orchestra Suite”. Unlike the usual movie production process, where scores are normally composed once a film is in post-production, the process will be reversed for this contest in order to test the participants’ creative instincts and filmmaking skills.

In Hans Zimmer’s spirit, there will be no restrictions for this contest. Synchronised or synchronised. Live action or animated. Colourful or gritty. Poetically abstract or brutally real. It’s all up to the contestants. This is an exercise where confidence, flair and above all, blistering creativity will be tested.

You need to register on entertheworldofhanszimmer.com and upload the finished production to their own YouTube channel using the contest’s hashtag #EnterTheWorldOfHansZimmer. A jury will decide on the winning entries — one for each of the five songs. The winning videos will be released and announced as official music videos for those compositions from “The World of Hans Zimmer” album in November of this year. 

On top of this, Semmel Concerts will invite the winners to experience it live on one of the many upcoming tour dates. Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba, CEO Sony Music Entertainment Germany:

“We are delighted to host this competition alongside one of the greatest composers of today and YouTube. We wish all talents out there the best of luck!”

Register on www.entertheworldofhanszimmer.com


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