Celebrating the Soundtrack


This semi-annual event showcases international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship.

The festival also features an academic conference that presents the latest research in sound, music and audio with moving image, expanding beyond film and video to include games, installation, interactive media and performance. Cinesonika research is regularly published in The Soundtrack academic journal. Cinesonika 5 will also present sound design workshops.

CINESONIKA 5 Festival, Conference and Workshops: Sept 30th-Oct 2nd 2016 at Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, USA

Keynote Speaker Rick Altman


The Golden Earwax is an officially inscribed golden (coloured) earwax shaped prize, awarded for the best sonik-cinema experience of the festival. Winners of the award:

2014 — "Epithymetikon" by Diego Capoccitti
2013 — "Retrocognition" by Eric Patrick & Jed Feder
2010 — "Pulse" by Youki Hirakawa & Tomohisa Hashimoto

Steering Committee

Dr. Adam Melvin, University of Ulster Magee Campus
Dr. Andreas Floros, Ionian University
Brian Lock, Royal Holloway, University of London
Jennifer O'Meara, Trinity College Dublin
Joseph Reinsel, University of Michigan at Flint
Lawrence Andrews, University of California Santa Cruz
Dr. Liz Greene, University of Glasgow
Michael Filimowicz, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Margot Bouman, The New School
Dr. Neil Hillman, University of York
Paul Glennon, University of the Arts London
Dr. Rob Dean, University of South Wales
Samantha Lin, Queen's University Belfast
Dr. Sarah Atkinson, University of Brighton
Dr. Vanessa Ament, Ball State University

The Soundtrack Journal Logo (Intellect Books)