MUSIC&CINEMA

Festival International du Film d'Aubagne: from May 31stth to june 5thth 2021

WISSAM HOJEIJ

WISSAM HOJEIJ

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Composer

Wissam Hojeij is a Franco-Lebanese composer who wrote for short and feature films as well as documentaries. He participated in many national and international programs such as Next Step during Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique, Berlinale Talent and the Film Music Composition Market in MC FIFA. He composed the music for more than 20 short films and won the prize for Best Music at Kinoma festival in 2017 for Jonathan Millet’s Et toujours nous marcherons.

The feature films Headbang Lullaby and Jahilya by Hicham Lasri, for which he composed the music, were selected at the Berlinale (Panorama Section 2017/ Forum 2018). He was nominated in the Best Soundtrack category of the Lebanese Movie Awards fo Bahik Hojeij’s Good Morning in 2018. His music on the movie Ceniza Negra, by Sofia Quirós Ubeda, was featured in Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique 2019.

In his compositions, Wissam Hojeij displays a personal approach, combining a strong osmosis with the narrative with an exploratory dimension of film music.