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Sony Future Filmmaker Awards



Posted on 28 July 2022

13 December 2022

Who may enter
The competition is open to filmmakers from around the world.

Short description
The promoter of the competition is Creo ARTS Group Ltd located in London.

Established by Creo and sponsored by Sony, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards is a major new annual awards program for short films devoted to supporting and elevating independent filmmakers and creators from across the globe. 

There are three competitions:

Aimed at independent filmmakers and creators from around the world, there are three categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction and Environment. Submissions must be between 5 to 20 minutes in length. 

Student Filmmaker
All entrants must be studying a film course at a registered institution at a diploma or degree level worldwide. There are two categories: Fiction and Non-fiction. Submissions must be between 5 to 20 minutes in length.

Future Format
The Future Format competition challenges filmmakers to respond to a technical brief – this year, submissions are to be shot exclusively on a smartphone. Submissions must be between 2 to 5 minutes in length. 

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.



The three winners receive $5,000 (USD), and an FX9 Cinema Line Camera (plus lens).

Student Filmmaker

The two winners and their institutions receive a range of Sony camera equipment.

Future Format

The winner receives $2,500 (USD), and a range of Sony camera equipment.

The 30 successful filmmakers will be flown to Los Angeles for a three-day event at the historic Sony Pictures studio, including a black-tie award ceremony and an exclusive two-day workshop program.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.