SOCAN member Cristobal Tapia de Veer, the first screen composer to win the International Award at the 2017 SOCAN Awards has been nominated for a second time at the prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Gala.

Tapia de Veer is already the recipient of three international honours – the FIPA d’Or and BAFTA for Best Original Score for National Treasure, and Best Original Score at the Gérardmer Film Festival in France for his work on the film The Girl with All the Gifts.

This time, he’s being celebrated internationally for his score to the horror series The Third Day. “Being nominated for a BAFTA Award after winning one not so long ago is like a confirmation that the first time wasn’t just a fluke!,” said Cristobal said when we reached him.

Asked what the biggest challenges were in composing the music for this production, he said, “Recording an orchestra in Prague for the first time was quite a change of scenery, but incredibly rewarding.”

The BAFTAs take place on Sunday, June 6, 2021, and the Television Craft Awards on Monday, May 24, 2021. It is during the May 24 gala that Tapia De Veer will know if he’s won the award for a second time. SOCAN wishes him the best of luck!