Music (soundtrack) competition for the multi-series feature TV film "Atabeys: Shamsaddin Eldeniz" is announced
Ministry of Culture (Azerbaijan) announced a competition for the preparation of the music composition (soundtrack) of the first multi-series historical feature-television film of Azerbaijan – “Atabeys: Shamsaddin Eldeniz”.
Participants can submit their compositions in any genre from December 25.
In addition to the spectacular battle scenes, the film will include statehood, love, separation, betrayal, drama, joy, turmoil and other themes. For this reason, participants must take into account the essence of the film, changing scenes and episodes when presenting the leitmotif of the music for the competition.
NOTE 1: "Atabeys: Shamsaddin Eldeniz" multi-series feature TV movie is planned to be shot in 24 episodes. The film will tell about the life and tumultuous activities of Shamsaddin Eldeniz, the founder of the Azerbaijani Atabeys.
At the same time, as one of the main goals, the existing state structure, social relations, socio-political situation, national-spiritual heritage, cultural-literary environment in the Renaissance period and other realities in the medieval Azerbaijan geography will be brought up in detail.
The main terms of the competition:
Each participant can propose at least 1 (one) and at most 5 (five) pieces of music and different leitmotifs.
More songs and leitmotifs can increase the chances of that participant to win. However, plurality is not mandatory; what matters is the originality of the music and its suitability for the film.
It is possible to involve one or more winning participants in the project to work together in order to enrich the musical accompaniment of the multi-part film and increase the originality.
If the number of participants is less than 5, it may be decided not to hold the competition. In this case, all the presented music is returned to the participants.
Participants can also join together and submit their proposals as a group. In this case, the name of each author (composer) should be mentioned. A group bidder will be treated as one participant, and if the group wins, the award will be paid to the entire group only once, not to the authors individually.
Winners of the competition will be awarded as follows:
For the 1st place: 1,500 (one thousand five hundred) AZN (manats)
For the 2nd place: 1,000 (one thousand) AZN
For the 3rd place: 500 (five hundred) AZN
In addition, contract negotiations will be started with one or more successful contestants to record music for all parts of the film.
NOTE 2: The prize money specified here is only for the purpose of incentive in the competition and in no case will affect the price of music to be used in the film.
Those prizes and other important conditions will be separately agreed during the above-mentioned contract negotiations and will be fixed in the contract.
IV. Submission Requirements:
The deadline for submitting compositions for the competition is January 25, 2023.
Compositions can be submitted on a memory stick, via email or other electronic means (for example, via we_transfer).
The name, surname and mobile phone number of the participant must be mentioned.
V. Selection of Winners
The winners will be selected based on the opinion of the jury consisting of professional specialists of Azerbaijan Television, Ministry of Culture and "Shahdag Film", and the names of the winners will be announced to the public.