First launched in 2020, a few months after starting The Cue Tube, our amazing Score Relief campaign is the free-to-enter film scoring competition with a heart.

Score Relief is about the community coming together to celebrate creativity while contributing to real change via our optional charity fundraiser for arts-related charity.

The way it works is that we provide you with a video to re-score and submit, for a chance to win amazing prizes.  Our prize pool is worth tens of thousands of dollars, judges including Oscar winner Mychael Danna and, excitingly, the winner gets to have their music performed by a real Orchestra and recorded/mixed in high quality audio with a stunning video record of the session.

SUBSCRIBE NOW to our YouTube channel to stay tuned for updates on the next Score Relief contest!

Score Relief includes an optional fundraiser which brings the community together in support of an arts-related charity of our choice. We are honoured to have supported In Place of War and Backup Hardship Fund in the past.

For composers, taking part is already a success but we offer thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes, principal of which is the opportunity to have your music performed and recorded by session orchestra Northern Film Orchestra at the prestigious Stoller Hall in Manchester, England. Judges have included Guy Michelmore, Oscar winner Mychael Danna and other successful professional composers.

The Cue Tube, In Place of War, Backup Hardship Fund and the network of change-makers across the world are very grateful to our supporters and participants. Read our latest press release, or check out our previous competitions…

  • 2024


    From Dec 24th, full details can be found here.

  • 2022

    For 2022 we teamed up with, In Place of War, a global charity that helps with grassroots change-makers in music and across the arts to help communities rebuild by transforming a culture of violence and suffering into hope, opportunity and freedom.

    Our 1st place winner for the general composition prize was Oliviero Forni.

    For our orchestral composition was Philipp Von Hören.

    See the amazing performance of this year’s winning score here, or if you want to see more from Score Relief 2022 watch here.

  • 2021

    In 2021, alongside our free scoring competition, we raised funds for the Backup Hardship Fund, which supports workers from Film, TV and live events, along with their families, who have experienced difficulties as a result of the pandemic.
    Our 1st place winner was Denizcan Aktaş.

    If you want to see more from Score Relief 2022 watch here.