Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Original scores performed live to indie films

2019 Festival

By on November 29, 2016

The 6th annual Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival will take place at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre on July 20th, 2019. 


The 2019 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival is presented by Helix Collective in collaboration with the Academy of Scoring Arts. Films for the 2019 festival are curated by the faculty at the L.A. Film School, New York Film Academy – Los Angeles, and Columbia College, Hollywood.

6:00pm Composer and Filmmaker Panel
7:30pm Screening
9:00pm Reception
Free Parking in Barnsdall Art Park

Selected film composers are paired with a winning filmmaker to create an original score for the festival. The film is screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective. The screening includes an interview with the filmmakers and composers. The audience votes for Best Picture and Best Musical Score and the awards are presented at the close of the festival.

About Helix Collective

Helix Collective founded and produces the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival. Helix is a Los Angeles-based ensemble that specializes in multi-media, collaborative performance and recording that has released three critically acclaimed albums and has recorded the scores for over thirty films. Called “dizzyingly virtuosic with exquisite musicianship and world-class range” by The Free Times and praised for their “beyond-the-ordinary programming,” the flexible instrumentation ensemble performs as a small chamber orchestra for the festival performance.

Helix Collective has performed for several live soundtrack events including Silent Films Live and the Women Composers in Media event in Los Angeles. Recent performances include Live! at Museum in Laguna, CA, Classical Revolution: L.A., Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion, and Encinitas Music by the Sea.

Helix Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable community of multi-disciplinary, multi-genre artists working together to create accessible, immersive works of art in order to bring joy, connection, solace, and understanding to a wide and diverse audience.

Festival Line-Up

Coming Soon!

About the composers of the 2019 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival:

Jesper Ankarfeldt

Jesper Ankarfeldt is a Danish LA based film composer with more then 100 films to his name. Latest his music was awarded the Golden FIPA award for Best Original Music at FIPA / Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuals for the Van God Los: Kerstkado. www.ankarfeldt.dk

Javier Colmen

Javier Colmen is a Film & Video Game composer from Madrid (Spain). After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he moved to Los Angeles where he’s been composing music for short films, video games and concert music as well. His influences include Spanish and Brazilian music, Jazz and classical composers among others. www.javiercolmen.com

Lasse Elkjær

Los Angeles-based Danish composer, Lasse Elkjær recently received an award for his gothic score for the horror movie Sticks (2018), featuring prominent Hollywood cellist Tina Guo. Elkaer moved to LA in 2013 to study at the Screen Scoring Program at USC. Since then, he has been involved in blockbuster movies, award winning documentaries, over 70 short movies and TV series. lasseelkjaer.dk

Gerardo Garcia Jr. and Isabelle Engman

Gerardo Garcia Jr. and Isabelle Engman are a composing team based in LA. They are graduates of the film scoring program at USC and have several years under their belt collaborating with clients like Microsoft, Sony Pictures and HBO. Combining their expertise, they’ve created a unique sound and teamwork. www.suitetracks.com

Alex Robert Heinrich

Alex Heinrich is a composer from Brazil. After attending USC’s film scoring program he had the privilege to collaborate with composer Tony Morales on scores to Disney’s TV show “Elena Of Avalor”, Discovery Channel’s “Alaska: The Last Frontier”, ESPN’s “30 For 30: The Dominican Dream” and the upcoming feature “Wish Man” among others. alexheinrich.com

Michael Paraskevas

Michael is a LA-based film composer, enthusiastic collaborator, and nostalgic film nerd. He also works closely with mentor, Christophe Beck, where he has written some additional music and co-composed the score for Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles. When not busy writing music he can be found watching Dodgers games, biking, or stuffing his face with tacos. www.paraskevasmusic.com

Logan Stahley

Logan Stahley is a native of Billings, Montana, and holds a BA in Music Technology from Montana State University Bozeman. In 2015, he graduated with an MFA in Music Composition for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago. In 2015, he moved to LA to work as film composer and producer. loganstahley.com

Sergei Stern

Sergei Stern is a Sundance Composer Fellow (17′), whose music was featured in ‘GOTHAM’ TV series, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ TV Show as well as ‘Pawn Stars’ and ‘American Pickers’ and other shows on History Channel, National Geographic, E!, HULU, Netflix. The latest feature film he scored, Queen Of Spades 2: The Looking Glass, was picked up by Disney receiving distribution all around the globe. Sergei has won 6 ‘Best Original Score’ awards at various film festivals. One of the latest documentaries he has scored was co-produced by Werner Herzog. So far he has scored 8 feature films and more than 80 shorts. www.sergeistern.com

Philip Timofeyev

Coming from a Russian upbringing, Philip Timofeyev is driven by the classical greats and passion for the arts. Studying piano and composition throughout his life, he developed an immense love of storytelling through music which brought and bonded him to the limitless world of cinema. PhilipTimofeyev.com

Cali Wang

Raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Cali Wang worked on various TV series, commercials and short films before she attended USC Thornton’s Masters of Music program in Screen Scoring in 2017. Currently based in Los Angeles, Cali continues to work on projects and with other industry professionals. She has recently received BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship 2018, and the Public Vote Winner Award of Pannonia Music Competition. caliwang.com

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