Gorka Oteiza

Founder and director of SoundTrackFest

Gorka Oteiza

Founder and director the site SoundTrackFest, an independent source of information and a growing reference for film music festivals, concerts, and events, Gorka Oteiza has always been interested in soundtracks.

Born in Bilbao (Spain) and graduated with a Computer Engineering degree after 5 years at Deusto University, he took complementary music studies and two years of piano, that made him shift his mind into film music world and journalism.

Gorka has attended and covered many European film music festivals in the last 10 years (Fimucité, Krakow Film Music Festival, Film Music Prague, Úbeda Festival, Cordoba Festival, MOSMA, Hollywood in Vienna, SoundTrack_Cologne, World Soundtrack Awards, ISFMF, Gamemusic Poland, Musimagem Brasil...…), collaborating with Spanish film music websites and festivals, writing articles, reviews, conducting interviewing, and keeping track of live events.

He has hosted and has also been part of panels at Krakow Film Music Festival, Film Music Prague Festival, MOSMA, and ISFMF, to talk about the role of film music festivals, the development of film music concerts around the world, or the work of film music critics as ambassadors of film music as an art form. In 2019, he was a member of the FIMUCINEMA jury in Tenerife. He has also given conferences in the Christopher Young Film Scoring Program Spain and SAE Alumni Convention 2018.

During all these years, Gorka has interviewed many renowned composers such as Lalo Schifrin, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Bruce Broughton, John Debney, Roque Baños, Diego Navarro, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Christopher Young, Trevor Jones, Garry Schyman, Jeff Beal, Brian Tyler, Victor Reyes, Jeff Russo, Cliff Martinez, Christophe Beck, Trevor Morris, Mac Quayle, Sean Callery or Łukasz Targosz among many others, but he is still dreaming of an interview with his lifetime idol: John Williams…