Spot the composer


Have an amazing project still looking for a score? Find perfect harmony with the best composers in the world.

Sound and music professionals, this event is made for you!

Spot the Composer invites film music composers to meet film directors and producers looking for original music for their projects.

Spot the Composer will begin on Friday 19 May with a case study and will continue with meetings between composers and filmmakers & producers on Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May 2023.


🎵 Submissions are NOW OPEN! 

🔔 Deadline is 2 April 2023

Submit as a music composer

If you are selected, participation onsite in Cannes is required. As a Spot the Composer participant, we will also grant you free accreditation to the Marché du Film and a hotel room in Cannes from Friday 19 May to Monday 22 May (morning).

Launched in 2020 with the support of SACEM, Spot the Composer is the Marché du Film’s unique program designed to connect professional film composers with feature film directors & producers in Cannes.

10 international composers will be chosen to participate in one-on-one meetings, designed to match them up with film projects (in development or in production) and create harmonious collaborations.

The program also offers exclusive conferences and cocktail events dedicated to genre & animation films.

Spot the Composer is organized in partnership with:







  • Eligible profiles: confirmed composers, with at least ten films to their credit, including at least two feature films.
    Eligible composers may attend the STC program twice in total, at least three years apart.
  • The selection will select 10 applications from Europe and North America. Applications from outside these territories will be considered provided that a valid visa is obtained.
  • Participants are responsible for their travel expenses to and from the festival. Accommodation from May 19 to 22, 2023 and accreditation to the Marché du Film are offered to the 10 selected composers.
  • The selected composers agree to participate in the entire STC program.
  • Only the selected composers will be contacted directly by email on 15/04/ 2023 to announce their selection for the program.
  • Selected composers will be featured on the Marché du Film website / The Spot the Composer Page.