Morricone, Shankar accept honorary Prizes
BONN, Germany — A host of international film music maestros descended on Bonn Saturday night for the third Intl. Prize for Film and Media Music, part of the city’s biannual film music event.
Italian composer Ennio Morricone, whose credits include the scores for Oliver Stone’s “U-Turn” and Wolfgang Petersen’s “In the Line of Fire,” accepted the Honorary Erich Wolfgang Korngold Prize 1999. India’s Ravi Shankar took the honorary Intl. Prize for Film and Media Music but had to cancel plans to accept in person at the last minute.
The jury, which included British composer Michael Nyman, Indian director Mani Kaul and Argentina’s Fernando Solanos, awarded the Intl. Feature Film Prize from a short list of 16 titles.
It was shared by Nelle Karajilic, Vogislav Aralica and Dejan Sparavalo for the music to Emir Kusturica’s “Black Cat, White Cat,” and to Michael Lorenc for Polish entry “Nothing,” directed by Dorota Kedzierzawaska.
A special mention went to Wasis Diop for the music to Djibril Diop Mambety’s “La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil.”
D’Hondt has ‘Ball’
Under the auspices of Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer (“Rainman,” “The Lion King”), Vincent D’Hondt was awarded the European Newcomer’s Prize for the score to “The Ball.” Pic opened the children’s section of the Berlin Intl. Film Fest this year. The other newcomer prize, supported by the GEMA Foundation, went to Germany’s Oliver Heise for the music to the French/German co-production “Die Liebe, Mein Schatz, Ist Bodenlos.”
Hit German pic “Run Lola Run” was awarded a prize for the best soundtrack by the German Phono Akademie.