Sony Future Filmmaker Awards (2)


15 Jun 2023
Call for entries

15 Feb 2024
Festival closed

23 Apr 2024
Notification date

28 May 2024
31 May 2024


10202 West Washington Boulevard,  90232, Culver City, California, United States

Festival description
Short film festival >5' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >5' 20'<
 Any language
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Photo of Sony Future Filmmaker Awards

Photo of Sony Future Filmmaker Awards
Photo of Sony Future Filmmaker Awards


Festival start: 28 May 2024      Festival end: 31 May 2024

The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards is a major program providing exceptional opportunities for creators and filmmakers.
All 30 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.

Flight to Los Angeles and accommodation*
Ceremony attendance
Four-day workshop program at Sony Pictures Studios**
Networking and access to industry experts
Camera plus lens***

*Includes flights and accommodation for the shortlisted filmmaker. Should the filmmaker have worked with a cinematographer / director on the selected film, and that individual be credited accordingly, they may also attend the four-day program, but their associated costs (including flight and accommodation) must be covered at their own expense.

**Topics covered in workshops will include: casting, physical production, animation, legal, CGI, innovation at Sony, pitching process, sound and music mixing, post-production, talent agencies, TV and studio tours.

***Student category winner and institution each receive Sony camera equipment.


Videos can be shot on any kind of device or camera*

The length of your video must be the same as stated in the category description

One submission per person per category

Please make sure your submission is in English (or includes English subtitles)

Audio is delivered as mono/stereo and not 5.1 surround sound

You must own full copyright of your entry

Entries must have been created in 2022 or 2023

Please refer to category descriptions for specific entry requirements

*except entries to the Future Format category, which must be shot on a smartphone



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