The British Council in Vietnam and Salon Saigon proudly present a workshop with British composer Michael Price who won an Emmy award for outstanding music composition for the BBC TV series Sherlock. This is a rare opportunity to meet and share the creative process of film scoring with the composer as he talks through the highs and lows of his career.  He will also be joined by Vietnamese composer Nguyen Manh Duy Linh and filmmaker Phan Gia Nhat Linh. The great draw of this workshop is that Price and the Vietnamese speakers will explore the role of music in telling a story within a film, discuss the current trends in film scoring and examine the crucial relationships amongst the members of the film-making team. The participants will also have the opportunity of a mentoring session for a practical exercise with their own short film projects which will be shared with the public at a networking event. 

We are looking for 15 young students/professionals to participate in this workshop. This includes ten music composition students or composers at an earlier stage of their careers who seriously wish to pursue music for film, TV, and other visual media as a career; a further five attendees will consist of filmmakers who have created their own short film (either in post-production or released) and who wish to either create or remake music for their films and learn more on how film music can shape narrative.



  • 9.00 – 17.00 | 8 May 
    Current trends in Film and TV scoring
    Film-making team relationships (experience from independent films to Hollywood blockbuster)
  • 9.30 – 12.00 | 9 May
    Technology and the film making process
    How music tells a story
  • 13.00 – 17.00 | 9 May
    Mentoring session with each group of 3
  • 10 and11 May
    Working separately in group
  • 18.00 – 20.00 | 12 May
    Film screening/networking event 

Number of participants and conditions 

  • Ten music composition students/young composers must aim to be a film music composer or already be at an earlier stage of that career
  • Five young filmmakers/directors with their own short film (either in post-production or released)
  • The participants must be available to join the whole program from 8 to 12 May
  • Good with English is an advantage.

Please fill out this online application form before 21:00 (Vietnam time) 27 April 2017


The British Council and Salon Saigon will cover most of the expenses as the workshop is part of our program to support the development of the creative industries in Vietnam. Each participant will need to pay 1,800,000 VND as a contribution to the organisation and logistics.

Participants from other provinces will need to cover travel and accommodation expenses by themselves.

In case of more than 15 applications, we will base selection upon your statement.


Salon Saigon, 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 

Contact information (for inquiry, or application)

Ms Hong Pham
British Council Vietnam
Tel. 04-37281924
Email: hong.pham@britishcouncil.org.vn


Michael Price

Price’s work for film and television has been widely recognised, winning an Emmy award in 2014, as well as awards from the Royal Television Society, Music & Sound, and Televisual Bulldog in addition to a BAFTA nomination and two further Emmy nominations for the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold. Other current TV projects include the second season of crime drama Unforgotten and the fourth season of Sherlock (with David Arnold).

"If you can find a daily joy in the process of making music, you’ve already won." - Michael Price

Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer himself, Price enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor on a number of blockbuster films such as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men. As a music editor, Price has been nominated for four MPSE Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Nguyễn Mạnh Duy Linh

Duy Linh is a composer and stage manager at Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra. He studied at Magnitogorsk Conservatoire before returning to Vietnam in 2005 after a Master degree in Composition. He has worked with local filmmakers for many projects including feature films and TV series. Duy Linh attended FAMLAB organized by the British Council in London in February 2016, and will share what he experienced from that trip and from the local industry through a practical workshop

Phan Gia Nhật Linh

Nhật Linh is an independent film director and founder of the online short film festival Yxineff (2010-2014). He had his debut feature, Sweet 20, in 2016 and it became the highest-grossing Vietnamese film at the Vietnamese box office up till now. The film was also acclaimed for its music and well-selected soundtracks. Linh received the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur award in 2013 for his work in promoting independent short film. He will contribute to the workshop from a director’s point of view on how to work in collaboration between directors and film composers.