June 30, 2023

Lifetime Achievement Award for Music

Crystal Pine Lifetime Achievement Award for Film Music 2023 is presented to Howard Shore

Composer Howard Shore has won three Oscars® for his score to “The Lord of the Rings”, with one being for the song “Into the West”, an award he shared with Eurythmics lead vocalist Annie Lennox and writer/producer Fran Walsh, who wrote the lyrics, as well as four Grammys, three Golden Globes and numerous critic and festival awards for his music.

He is an Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la France, the recipient of Canada’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and is an officer of the Order of Canada. He has scored over 100 films (among which: “The Fly”, “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Philadelphia”, “Seven”, “Gangs of New York” and “The Departed”…) and collaborated with many esteemed directors: David Cronenberg, Martin Scorsese, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, Jonathan Demme, Tim Burton, Sidney Lumet etc. He is one of only a few living composers who work independently – he has no associate orchestrators and writes all the music with pencil on paper.

ISFMF Crystal Pine Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to outstanding professionals who during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of sound and music in cinematography.