On July 31 will be known the 12 finalists 2nd Juan Gil International Soundtracks Contest

The day of June 9th , 2018 was the deadline to participate in the 2nd Juan Gil International Soundtracks Contest From then on as established by the contest regulations, the committee will select the twelve finalist works, process that will end on July 31, 2018. The list with the names of the finalists and the title of the submitted soundtracks will be published on the website  www.juangilsoundtrack.com and previously it will be communicated to the selected finalists. Among the twelve finalist works, the jury board chaired by Patrick Doyle and also including Roque Baños, Lucio Godoy, Constantino Martínez-Orts and Juan Gil Vera, will choose the winning work. The jury’s decision will be published on October 2nd, 2018 on the official contest website www.juangilsoundtrack.com once the winner has been informed. The award ceremony will take place on November 15, 2018 in the auditorium Víctor Villegas in the town of Murcia. During the ceremony  the Film Symphony Orchestra conducted by Constantino Martínez-Orts will offer a concert, and the short  film “Essence” will be displayed as the basis for the contest while the award-winning soundtrack will be performed.


The Scottish composer Patrick Doyle will preside the jury of the 2nd Gil Family Estates International Soundtrack Composition Prize

The Scottish composer Patrick Doyle will preside the jury of the 2nd Gil Family Estates International Soundtrack Composition Prize, which will also include Roque Baños, Lucio Godoy, Constantino Martínez-Orts and Juan Gil, the latter representing the competition organiser. Patrick Doyle is a world-renowned Scottish film composer. Some of his most famous works include the soundtracks for films such as Henry V, Indochine, Carlito’s Way, Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Gosford Park, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Eragon, Thor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Brave, Cinderella and Murder on the Orient Express. Doyle has been nominated for two Academy Awards, two César Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2013, he received the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award and in 2015 the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy Roque Baños, Lucio Godoy and Constantino Martínez-Orts make up the rest of the jury, together with Juan Gil, who represents the competition organiser. It is the biggest prize for film scores in the world, with 50,000 euros to a single winner. Composers of any nationality aged between 18 and 35 must provide a soundtrack to the short film made especially for the competition called “ESSENCE”. The short film and the rules can be downloaded from juangilsoundtrack.com. A total of 115 composers from 20 countries took part in the first edition in 2016. More information NP Doyle will preside the jury soundtrack Juan Gil


Juan Gil Bodegas Estates launches its II Soundtrack Composition Contest with a prize of €50,000

The “Academia del Cine de Madrid” was the place chosen by Juan Gil Bodegas Estates to present its II International Contest of Soundtrack Composition.  As in the previous edition, this prize has the largest financial award in the world for a competition of this nature: €50,000 to a single winner who must be between 18 and 35 years old. Competition rulescan be consulted at www.juangilsoundtrack.com, as well as the visualization of the short film of 2018 to which music entitled “Esencia” must be composed. “Esencia”is directed by José Mellado, its screenplay is the work of TessyDíez and is starred by Jon Arias, who has Rafael Sandoval and MarielaGarriga as co-partners.  We can also find Armando del Río and Imanol Arias, among other actors. Works of musical composition in competition must be original and unpublished. The admission period runs from 20thFebruary to 9th June 2018. As in the first edition, the jury will be presided by RoqueBaños and will also include Lucio Godoy, ConstantinoMartínez-Orts and Juan Gil Vera, in addition to another composer of international prestige – in the first edition was BroceBrouhgton. The managers of Bodegas Juan Gil (the brothers Juan, Ángel and Miguel Gil), Constantino Martinez-Orts (member of the jury, director of the Film Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and in charge of directing the winning band) and José Mellado were in the presentation at the Academy. In their speeches, it was highlighted that “the objective that Juan Gil pursues with this initiative is to give back to society the much that it has given us.Our wines and brands are what they are thanks to the support we have had from society around the world. We believe that encouraging young talents to get an award that helps them in their beginnings is a good way to achieve it. Wine and art are strongly united, as can be seen in this initiative that has the support of great Spanish actors to whom I thanks for their commitment to this project” stated Miguel Gil. For their part, Constantino Martinez-Orts and José Mellado commented on the artistic quality of the short film and, furthermore, they stressed how important it is the fact that “it is a Spanish company the one that launches the greatest prize in the world for young composers. It is an unprecedented fact the Gil Family’s strong commitment to young talents”. “Esencia” is a story that reflects effort, pride in your land, spirit of sacrifice, love, courage and reward. The main actor is Jon Arias; he embodies the figure of Pablo, a young stonemason (winkling at the founder of Juan Gil, who left his profession as stonemason to start up Bodegas Juan Gil and launch his first wine in 1916) who is recruited by a wealthy person of the time (played by Rafael Sandoval) to look for the treasure that his father left in inheritance. A treasure that only the nobles of heart will find and which will have the power to melt diamonds into white gold and maroon gold. Years of searching through all the lands on the map come to an end when the wealthy son does not believe in his father’s words and, on the contrary, Paul discovers what the treasure really is. A path that goes along with a muse, MarielaGarriga, who shows us the different faces of what is truly “Esencia”. The places where it has been filmed show the strength and beauty of Jumilla, the place where Bodegas Juan Gil was born and where today is also located the headquarters of the Juan Gil Family Wineries group and that already expands with 12 own wineries […]


Wine Spectator gives 92 points to Alaya and defines it like highly recommendable wine

Alaya, the red wine 100% Garnacha Tintorera that Gil Family Estates makes in Bodegas Atalaya, has achieved 92 points in the American magazine Wine Spectator and besides, has been selected as one of the six wines highly recommendable which will appear in the December edition heading the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2014 that this prestigious magazine publishes at the end of the year. Alaya is the only Spanish Wine presents between the best wines of the Wine Spectator ranking. Alaya is a powerful, thickness wine with muscular tannins and tasty fruits, which offers blackberry, redcurrant, liquorice and vanilla flavours. A powerful wine which can be a little exaggerated for ones, but which shows an amazing concentration. It can be already tasted and until 2020” is a part of the tasting note that Alaya 2012 received in Wine Spectator.