Young Estonian composer Marianna Liik won a film music composition award at the European Talent Competition, organized by the film music and sound festival Soundtrack Cologne 11.
Liik was presented with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk film music award for the soundtrack written for Carmen Büchner's film, “Contrast”. “Liik is able to create a surprising version with her music, bringing a new dimension to the film with her abstract approach,” the jury said.
Liik won a one day recording session with the WDR Funkhausorchester Cologne and 5.1 final mix down for a short film for a DCP at a recording studio in Germany.
Marianna Liik (b. 1992) was born in Kärdla, Hiiumaa. At present she is a Masters student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Film composers Jean-Michel Bernard (The Science of Sleep) and John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) were part of the jury.
Trailer for "Contrast", for which Marianna Liik's music was composed