Celebrating the Soundtrack


This 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. CINESONIKA is based at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. If you are interested in bringing the festival to your area, or having your home institution host the CINESONIKA academic conference, please inquire by email.

CINESONIKA 4 Festival: July 10th, 2014 at Vancity Theatre


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:

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


An international academic conference to present and disseminate research in soundtrack studies. More information for this year is available on the conference page. Conference dates: July 8-9, 2014

Conference 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, Birmingham City University
Dr. Rob Dean, University of South Wales
Samantha Lin, Queen's University Belfast
Dr. Sarah Atkinson, University of Brighton
Vanessa Ament, Georgia State University

Festival Board of Directors

The CINESONIKA Festival Society is a registered BC not-for-profit Society. The board of directors is comprised of the following individuals:

Hennisea Hoy
Jin Kuang
Melanie Cassidy
Michael Filimowicz
Sue Ann Bartecko

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