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Congratulations to the six category winners: Katie Blair (Fiction), Olawunmi Hassan and Adaobi Samson (Non-Fiction), Solmund MacPherson (Environment), Kyle Novak (Animation), Raheem Razak (Student) and Cristian Daniel (Future Format).

Over 8,400 films by more than 5,000 filmmakers across 148 countries and territories were submitted across six categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Environment, Animation, Student, and Future Format.

The winners announced on May 30, 2024 during a black-tie Awards ceremony at the historic Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California will receive a range of Sony camera equipment and cash prizes.

The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards is a major program providing exceptional opportunities for creators and filmmakers. The shortlisted filmmakers are flown to the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, to attend a black-tie ceremony and a bespoke four-day workshop program led by Sony Pictures executives.



The program included workshops led by Sony Pictures executives, covering a range of topics from keynotes by major cinematographers, screenings and Q&A sessions, to insights into working with talent agencies and using cutting-edge technologies, to film scoring and music rights. 

Awards Night


The week-long industry program culminated in a black-tie Awards ceremony held at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. The six category winners were announced and received a range of cash prizes and Sony camera equipment.

Now open for entries! 

Submit your short film to the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards 2025

2025 competition open