2021 FESTIVAL DE CANNES 1 min Interview (French)





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 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

2022 : Lauréat sélectionné par le dispositif EMERGENCE cinéma. Binôme avec le réalisateur Jonathan Millet pour la musique de son film en développement "Les Fantômes" produit par Films Grand Huit.

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 scores.


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 2012. 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 (now ' Music & Cinema Marseille') 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.


Late 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.


In 2021 Wissam Hojeij is invited by SACEM and Institut Français to give a film music Masterclass during the festival at Cannes' World Cinema Pavillon to the directors selected at the "Fabrique cinéma". The following year he composes for transdisciplinary artistic projects as well as TV documentaries.


Early 2023 he finished the score for the Feature Film ' El Ladron de Perros', directed by chillian director Vinko Tomicic (Chili) and coproduced by Easy Riders Films (France), Color Monster (Bolivia), Zaphira (Mexico).

Summer 2023, Wissam composed the original music of colombian director Camila Beltran's first Feature Film "Mi Bestia" produced by Films Grand Huit

Fall and Winter 2023 Wissam is curently composing the score of the Feature Film ' Les Fantômes' / ' Lives of Hamid ' directed by Jonathan Millet, produced by Films Grand Huit.