The World Soundtrack Awards will welcome Marco Beltrami, two-time Oscar nominated composer and one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, known for his unique collaborations with some of the world’s most respected and iconic filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Wes Craven, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Marco Beltrami established an early reputation as a genre innovator with his non-traditional horror scores for the 'Scream'-franchise. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received accolades for his music including two Academy Award nominations for Best Score: for James Mangold’s drama '3:10 to Yuma' and for Best Picture winner 'The Hurt Locker'. In 2011 Beltrami won a Golden Satellite Award (Best Film Score of the Year) for 'Soul Surfer'. Beltrami also scored the Marvel film 'Logan', the theme for the hit video game 'Fortnite' and 'First They Killed My Father' by Angelina Jolie.

Film Fest Gent also welcomes Tamar-kali, who, during last year’s World Soundtrack Awards, won the 'Discovery of the Year' award for Dee Rees’ Oscar-nominated film 'Mudbound'.