A spotlight for filmmakers

 

Free to enter, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards is a major new program for short films providing an exceptional opportunity for creators and filmmakers from around the world.

 

The 30 successful filmmakers will be flown to Los Angeles to visit Sony Pictures studio in Culver City, California, where they’ll gain unparalleled insight into the world of cinema and exclusive access to industry experts through panel discussions, workshops and screenings.

 

Prizes

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Filmmaker winners

The Filmmaker competition elevates original voices that bring a fresh perspective to storytelling. The three winners receive $5,000 (USD), an FX9 Cinema Line Camera (plus lens), and are flown, along with the shortlist, to Los Angeles for a two-day workshop program and a black-tie awards ceremony.

Student Filmmaker

Student Filmmaker winners

The Student Filmmaker competition rewards the talent soon to shape the industry. The two winners and their institutions receive a range of Sony camera equipment ideal for filmmakers. Winners are flown, along with the shortlist, to Los Angeles for a two-day workshop program and a black-tie awards ceremony.

Future Format

Future Format winners

The Future Format competition challenges filmmakers to respond to a technical brief. The winner receives $2,500 (USD), a range of Sony camera equipment ideal for filmmakers and is flown, along with the shortlist, to Los Angeles for a two-day workshop program and a black-tie awards ceremony.

Awards Timeline

July 26, 2022

Competitions open 

December 13, 2022

Competitions close 

February 22, 2023

Winners announced during ceremony 

February 23 to 24, 2023

Two-day workshop program 

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