2020 Screen Music Awards: a virtual dance across the world of feelings

Screenhub revels in the annual Screen Music Awards because the creators are challenged to be daring, to search the world for the rights sounds, and open themselves to such interesting emotions.

Always a treat, the Screen Music Awards run by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), went digital this year, but still kept the central thrill of the traditional event.

Jessica Wells pulls together an ensemble of classy musicians and scores the key pieces for the feature film awards, which is a fresh way of listening to the music for the composers. The real event each year has a particular magic generated by a room full of composers and their enablers, coming together, electric with the possibility of victory, their toes curling in unison to the music.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.