Free Scores for Student Films
Get the most out of your movie with a custom musical score!
We are looking for student made films of any genre or length to provide original music to through the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. This service, which includes a score recorded by professional musicians in a world class recording studio, is offered for free to student filmmakers. It is an opportunity for our Masters students to use the skills learned during our program and collaborate with directors to produce custom music for any style of film. The music is licensed to the filmmakers free of charge for use within their films in any and all media and for any promotional use (trailers, etc.) in connection to those films.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS.
The submitted films must have been made as part of an educational program.
We are no longer accepting film submissions for 2023, check us out again in Spring 2024!
More information and technical requirements below
Student Films Scored by PNWFS
Climbing Mt Dignity
Climbing Mt. Symphony
Wendell's Advantageous Adversity (stop-motion film)
Every year our program does 4 rounds of scoring sessions for student films, the first one starts in mid March, then one in April, in May, and the last one in June. At the start of each cycle we screen all submitted films for our students, they decide which ones they want to work on, and we split them up into teams to begin work on their films. The writing process takes about 3-4 weeks with the composers meeting with seasoned advisors and getting approval of their cues from their directors. After that it usually takes another week or two to record and mix the scores before final deliverables are sent to the directors. The whole process takes 4-6 weeks to complete from the initial film screening.
Complete information and tech specs will be sent to your email once you send in your submission form (make sure to check your spam folder as there will be attachments),
but here are the minimum requirements for your film:
Films must be picture locked
Films should be stripped of all temporary music
Films must begin with 15 seconds of pre-roll with a Slate that includes the following information:
TRT: (total run time)
After the 15 second slate pre-roll the film must have a 2-pop placed exactly 2 seconds before the start of the film, preferably with an Academy Leader
Films must end with 15 seconds of black leader (post-roll)