From May 8th to 19th, the 71st Cannes Festival edition will take place. Since its creation, the Festival has revealed some of the biggest talents of Cinema, from Fellini, Colpi, Demy to Jane Campion and Roland Joffé, and carried them to the edge of film heritage as cult directors.

The musics and composers of all those films is also a determining part of the history of the festival. Even more, this music transports the spectator into its own imaginary world and creates the original soundtrack of our lives. Since 1947, the Cannes Festival invites us to discover the greatest composers like Ennio Morricone, Georges Delerue, Michel Legrand or Michael Nyman and Nino Rota.

Cannes Soundtrack allows to cast a light on the films’ music, and was founded as an echo of the Festival, in the aim of reconciling Music & Cinema. Every year, a jury of journalists rewards the best soundtrack and their composers among the Official Competition. For this 8th edition, the jury is composed of 26 journalists, that will meet up on the croisette the 17th of May to deliberate.

Vincent Doerr / Founder Cannes Soundtrack

"A film is more like music than fiction" Stanley Kubrick


Cannes Soundtrack Awards
Cannes Soundtrack was founded in 2010 and has given a reward for Best Film Music from The Official Selection of the Festival since 2012. The reward is handed out by a Jury composed by journalists.

Cannes Soundtrack Event
Each year during the Festival Cannes Soundtrack sets up meetings, masterclasses and discussions with composers, movie teams and professionals from Cinema Industry. They are meant to federate people around Music & Cinema events on the fringes of Festival de Cannes.

Cannes Soundtrack Live
Cannes Soundtrack also sets up Music & Cinema lives and showcases by composers.

Click here to discover Cannes Soundtrack 2018 Jury




Roma Zver & German Osipov


Good Time
Oneohtrix Point Never


The Neon Demon
Cliff Martinez


The Assassin
Lim Giong


Maps to the Stars
Howard Shore


Only Lovers Left Alive
Jozef van Wissem

Click here to listen the selected 2018 composers' playlist



Meetings with composers

More than 200h

of movie showings


awarded composers


Competition Films