Film and television composers and music industry executives converged in Cordoba, Spain, for the International Film Music Festival. The week-long event, from July 20–27, 2014, included Q&A sessions, film screenings, workshops, concerts, the Elmer Bernstein Gala, the Jerry Goldsmith Awards and GoldSpirit Awards Gala. BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, attended the festival in support of multiple BMI composers and as a panel participant.
The schedule for July 24 included the “Best of the Best” concert and featured music from television, including scores of BMI composer and Golden Globe nominee Rolfe Kent (Sideways, Up in the Air, Election), BMI composer and Emmy-award nominee Christopher Lennertz (Revolution, Horrible Bosses, Ride Along) and BMI composer Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man, W.E., Penny Dreadful), played by the Córdoba Orchestra and the Ziryab Choir.
On July 25, Ringer-Ross participated in the “Master of Masters,” a collective panel tribute to Jerry Goldsmith. Accompanying Ringer-Ross were BMI composer Christopher Lennertz; Jerry Goldsmith’s widow, Carol Goldsmith; producer Dan Goldwasser, and film, TV and music executive and producer James Fitzpatrick. Each panelist contributed by elaborating on various aspects of Goldsmith’s work and career.
On the evening of July 26, the festival staged the “Best of 2013–2014/Tadlow Music Classic Film Score Presents: Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith” concert, where Goldsmith’s widow accepted a posthumous award on behalf of her late husband.
Additional highlights of the festival included BMI composers Kent and Korzeniowski receiving the Elmer Berstein Award during its gala event. The closing night concert held in the courtyard of Palacio de Viana on July 27, “Jazz Night – Sideways,” featured music by Kent on the keyboard.