Spot the Composer


Meet this year's 12 international selected composers!

The Marché du Film is extremely proud to welcome 12 international film composers for this year’s 2024 edition to partake in our Spot the Composer program. From 17 May to 19 May, they’ll participate in one-on-one meetings designed to match them up with film projects and create harmonious collaborations.

Interested in meeting them in Cannes?

Lydia Ainsworth (Canada)


Lydia Ainsworth, a composer, producer, and singer, blends electro-pop with orchestral elements in her music. With a Master of Music in Music Theory & Composition; Scoring for Film & Multimedia from NYU Steinhardt and a B. Mus Honours in Composition and Cello Performance from McGill University, she’s made waves from NYC to global screens, scoring films like The Woods and contributing to Stranger Things Season 3. Her albums, like “Right from Real,” have earned critical acclaim and nominations, showcasing her unique style praised by Pitchfork, NPR, and Vogue.

Romain Allender


A versatile musician and composer, Romain Allender blends music for visuals, electro, pop, and French chanson. Trained at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, he’s scored animation series, documentaries, and commercials. Since 2012, he’s assisted Alexandre Desplat on around 50 film scores, including Grand Budapest Hotel and Shape of Water. He’s also composed for projects like La Sainte Famille, Christmas Carole, and 12 ans, 7 mois et 11 jours. Collaborating with artists like Rone, Mika, and Benjamin Biolay, he explores electro/orchestral music and arranges for various mediums.

Jina Hyojin An
(South Korea)


Jina Hyojin An, a South Korean composer in LA, has worked on projects like Exploding Kittens and Princess Switch 3 for Netflix, and 38 At the Garden for HBO. Collaborating with Mychael Danna, she contributed to films like The Breadwinner and Onward. Recognized with awards like The Georges Delerue Award, she’s known for her innovative music, winning the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Soultide and participating in initiatives like the NBCUniversal Composers Initiative. Additionally, she’s involved in the League of Legends universe as Ziggs.

Amaury Chabauty (France)


Amaury Chabauty began his musical journey with the cello and chamber music before transitioning to the rock-indie scene as a teenager. He later studied cinema at EICAR and worked as an editor in the audiovisual industry for about ten years. Combining his passions, he ventured into film music in 2006 with his band KFX Orchestra, performing for silent Japanese heritage films. Since then, he’s focused on scoring for various film projects, spanning short films, feature films, and documentaries for television and cinema.

Florencia Di Concilio
(Uruguay / Italy)


Florencia Di Concilio, based in France and the first winner of the Prix Michel Legrand, is a renowned figure in film music. Her compositions, described as “delicate, unsettling, ethereal,” have earned acclaim for enhancing emotions in various films and series. She values collaborative synergy between filmmakers and composers, crafting music that ranges from intimate to infernal. Currently, she’s working on original scores for several films, including collaborations with acclaimed directors Isabelle Brocard and Terence Davies, as well as upcoming projects with Sylvain Desclous and Karim Moussaoui.

Jérôme Lemmonier


Jérôme Lemonnier, a pianist since age 5, transitioned to film scoring after collaborating with director Denis Dercourt. His debut score for The Page Turner earned a César nomination in 2007, followed by compositions for films like Tomorrow at Dawn and In Harmony. Lemonnier’s collaborations extend to directors such as Christophe Ali and Rémi Tézier, and he also scores music for the France TV series Alex Hugo/The Mountain Detective since 2016.

Alicia Morote (


Alicia Morote, a Music Composition graduate from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, pursued her Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, TV, and Video Games at Berklee Valencia Campus. She’s composed for various productions like La Estrella Azul, El Siglo de Galdós, and Lucía, along with orchestrating for films like Pain and Glory and Parallel Mothers by Pedro Almodóvar. Her accolades include winning prizes at the Montréal International Film Scoring Competition and the AX Awards for Culture. Recently, she scored Emilia and Figurante, nominated for the Goya Awards, and La Estrella Azul, honored at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Blair Mowat (Scotland)


Blair, a BAFTA-nominated composer with over 15 years of experience, has crafted scores for film, theatre, and television, including acclaimed works for BBC, SKY, and ITV. Notable projects include the BAFTA-nominated drama Nolly and the theatrical release Doctor Jekyll, praised for its bold score. He’s classically trained with degrees from Durham University and Bristol University. Blair’s work has earned recognition from organizations like BAFTA and the Music & Sound Awards, with recent wins at the World Entertainment Awards. He splits his time between London, Los Angeles, and Edinburgh.

Allyson Newman (Australia)


Based in Los Angeles, Allyson Newman is an Emmy-nominated composer known for her work on shows like The L Word Generation Q and Partner Track. With a master’s degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and training at USC in film scoring, she’s received grants and awards for her film music. Her credits include the Emmy-nominated series Her Story and the Sundance-premiered film Kusama-Infinity. Recently, she was nominated for the Society of Composers and Lyricists David Raskin emerging talent award and serves as co-president of the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

Karl Sölve Steven (New Zealand / Sweden)


Karl Sölve Steven is an award-winning composer from New Zealand & Sweden known for his diverse portfolio. His recent work includes scores for films like Uproar and Never Look Away, as well as the black comedy thriller Come To Daddy, celebrated by reviewers and winning several awards. Karl’s expertise stems from a background in studio engineering, and he’s been involved in platinum-selling musical projects. With a PhD in Ancient Philosophy from Trinity College Cambridge, he brings a unique perspective to his compositions. Karl is recognized for his collaboration on experimental short films and is esteemed in New Zealand as a thoughtful collaborator and passionate storyteller.


Swiss Composers
presented by SONART

SONART – Swiss Musicians Association is the largest professional association of freelance musicians in Switzerland. Representing their interests on a political and social level, SONART is committed to fostering optimal professional conditions and offerering a wide range of services and guidance. With over 2,800 members, the association is active throughout Switzerland and serves members from all language regions.


In support of Switzerland, Country of Honour, SONART has selected two Swiss composers to join the roster of this year’s Spot the Composer program:


Christine Aufderhaar (Switzerland / Germany)

Christine currently lives in Berlin, where she wrote over the course of more than 20 years the music for over 50 films, including recently Aurora’s Sunrise by Inna Sahakyan, which won 15 international awards. She graduated in classical piano performance (Conservatory Lugano), classical composition and film scoring (Berklee College of Music, Boston), which gives her the freedom to leave the world of classical and jazz harmony behind and create her own language. After her studies Christine lived in Los Angeles and worked within a mentorship program with the composers Alf Clausen (The Simpsons), Jay Chattaway (Star Trek) and Steve Bramson (J.A.G.). From 2004 to 2007 she was Associate Professor at the The Film and Television University Konrad Wolf (HFF) in Potsdam Babelsberg (Berlin). Christine was honored with several awards and scholarships in Switzerland, Germany and USA. Her concert music has been performed in the USA as well as in Europe, recently at the Berlin Philharmonie. 

Balz Bachmann (Switzerland)


Balz Bachmann is a composer, producer and musician who has been composing for international feature films, documentaries, theater, art and television for over 20 years. He has written film music for renowned directors such as Jasmila Žbanić, Dani Levy and Oscar-winner Xavier Koller. His music has been awarded several prizes. In addition to his work as a composer, he also works as a music producer and teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts. As a musician, Balz Bachmann has worked with numerous artists of various genres and accompanied the singer Sophie Hunger on her tours. His style includes electro-acoustic, orchestral and experimental compositions. He lives and works in Zurich.


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