2021 Festival de Cannes, 1 minute Interview (in French)
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2010-2012 : Débuts en musique de films
2015 : Lauréat-participant aux Ateliers musique et cinéma du festival Premiers plans d'Angers
2015-2020 : Sélectionné au 3e personnage du Festival International du film d'Aubagne.
2017 : Prix de la Meilleure musique de film pour le court métrage "Et toujours Nous Marcherons" de Jonathan Millet au Festival Kinoma.
2017 : "Headbang Lullaby" de Hicham Lasri, musique originale de Wissam Hojeij, est programmé à la BERLINALE- section Panorama
2017 : Lauréat sélectionné pour le NEXT STEP de la Semaine de la critique - CANNES suite à un appel à candidature national.
2018 : Lauréat sélectionné à BERLINALE TALENT suite à l'appel à candidature International
2019 : "Ceniza Negra" - "La Danse du Serpent" de Sofia Quiros, musique originale de Wissam Hojeij, est sélectionné en compétition à la Semaine de la Critique - FESTIVAL DE CANNES, 2019
2021 : Membre du Jury Court Métrages au Festival International Music & Cinema d'Aubagne 2021
2021 : Compositeur invité par la Sacem et l'Institut Français à donner une Masterclass Musique et Cinéma dans la cadre de la Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde du FESTIVAL DE CANNES, 2021
2019 Festival de Cannes, 4 minutes Interview (in French)
MASTERCLASS MUSIC & CINEMA AT CANNES 2021 - La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde
Invited by Sacem & the Institut Français to give the film Music Masterclass at Canne's World Cinema Pavillon - Full Video
During all his childhood, Wissam Hojeij learns classical guitar and music theory at the conservatory in Beirut, Lebanon and then in France for 10 years. During university studies in Paris he has many experiences in several music groups where he composes, plays the keyboard and guitar; and his first contact with film music through experimentations on his first shorts movies.
Afterwards Wissam is several times assistant curator at the Philharmonie de Paris for the exhibitions "Jonh Lennon", "Travelling Guitars", "Miles Davis" and "Georges Brassens" where he learns a lot by being in constant contact with musicians and archives from the musical patrimony ; while developing in parallel his compositional skills and his growing film score composing professional activity.
After these experiences, he has been fully and professionally involved in his passion for film music since 2011. In early 2015 he is one of the three laureates to integrate the workshop Musique et Cinéma SACEM of the festival Premiers Plans d'Angers supervised that year by the French director Tony Gatlif and composer Delphine Mantoulet. He then integrates the SACEM music jury of the festival that gives the best original music award ; the same, year as well as in 2017 and 2018, he is selected to be part of the composers participating to the "3e personnage" encounters of the Festival International du film d'Aubagne dedicated to film music. In 2017 he is invited by the Clermont-Ferrand International Short film Festival to discuss in public the music he composed for the animation film "La Costa Dorada" directed by Noémi Gruner that caught the attention of the festival organizers.
Later he wins the best Original music Prize for the Jonathan Millet's film "Et toujours nous marcherons" / "And still We Will Walk On" at Parisian festival Kinoma.
Early 2017, Wissam Hojeij went to Berlinale in the official Panorama selection with "Headbang Lullaby" by Moroccan director Hicham Lasri - for which he composed the full Original music.
In December 2017 he is selected after a national call for entries for the "Next Step" of the Semaine de la Critique - Cannes. A few month later, in February 2018, he is selected after the International call for entries to participate to Berlinale Talents 2018.
In May 2019 Ceniza Negra / Land of Ashes / La Danse du Serpent directed by Sofía Quirós for which he has composed the original score is Selected in competition at the festival de Canne's Semaine de la Critique.
He is invited in December 2019 by Canne's Semaine de la Critique and Sacem as consultant-composer for the new fomula of the Next Step where he will share his experience and expertise during one-to-one consultations with each director, so as to guide them optimally in their artistic choices.
during the press conference. Copyright Berlinale.