The Film Music Festival in Krakow (FMF), organised by the Krakow Festival Office and RMF Classic, is a captivating showcase of the highest quality musical interpretations of the moving image and one of the most important festivals in the world of film music. Performed by leading musicians and orchestras in Europe and the world, the festival provides a unique concert experience by setting it to live screenings of the world’s most spectacular films, well-known for their dazzling cinematography, top-class direction, enthralling plots, and emotive acting. The Festival takes pride in its diversity of featured music and film, all-star roster and the diversity and size of its audience.The 2014 edition anticipates an audience 35,000 strong in total. From retrospective performances of the classics to exclusive ceremonies distinguishing contemporary favorites and celebrating international superstars of the industry, the event’s boldness in production, innovativeness in the sphere of sound and film technology, and outstanding talent is an annual showcase of the best in the film music industry. The Film Music Festival in Krakow has become one of the most widely-recognized Polish cultural exports around the world that has delighted fans since its inception.
FMF is an important industry event, the sight of international and Polish premieres, which often take place in the presence of world-class directors and composers. The Festival hosted, among others, Oscar winners: Elliot Goldenthal, Tan Dun, Howard Shore, Jan AP Kaczmarek; eminent composers: Joe Hisaishi, Shigeru Umebayashi, Don Davis, Alberto Iglesias, Trevor Morris, Michal Lorenc, Wojciech Kilar, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Abel Korzeniowski, Eric Serra; film directors: Tom Tykwer, Julie Taymor, and Tomas Alfredson. In 2014, Elliot Goldenthal, Garry Schyman, Johan Söderqvist, Dario Marianelli, Patrick Doyle, Gustavo Santaloalla, and Hans Zimmer graced the Festival stage.