The Sony PROduction Awards 2014 offers aspiring filmmakers from across the world the opportunity to showcase their talent and win the latest Sony technology. The competition is designed to unearth exceptional filmmakers, giving them a chance to get their work in front of leading industry insiders, and providing a platform to elevate their careers. Entrants are invited to create or share an existing film of up to five minutes and submit it to the Sony PROduction Awards Arena under one of the following categories:
How does it work?
Pick up a camera, any camera, and shoot a film of no more than five minutes. Once you are happy with it, upload it to the Sony PROduction Awards site under one of the following categories: Creative; Factual; or Student. All qualifying films submitted will be uploaded to The Arena, where the public will be able to view them and vote for their favourite. Following a public vote, the 15 most popular entries, consisting of the top five from each category, will be judged by Sony's panel of industry experts to pick three winners, one in each category. Students are invited to submit either creative or factual films and will be judged among their peers in the overall student category.
What can you win?
You could win the latest Sony technology, including Sony's NEX-FS700RH 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor NXCAM camcorder and UWP-D wireless microphone kit, as well as profile-raising publicity and access to Sony's cloud-based video production and library platform Ci℠. Entrants in the student classification can also win admission to the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (subject to T&Cs) for hands on experience with cutting edge production equipment.
What happens and when?
- Competition opens
- Entries Close
- Voting opens
- Voting closes
- Shortlist announced
- Winners announced
You'll need to impress the best
We've assembled some of the biggest names in the industry to judge the creativity of each submission and how engaging the idea, content, cinematography, direction and production are. We are also delighted to welcome the winner of the last Sony PROduction Awards, student Mohammed El-Sehrawy, to join Sony's judging panel for 2014.
Ready to let your talent do the talking? Enter below.
Before you start shooting there are some things you should know:
- You can shoot with any camera, made by any manufacturer
- Your film must be no longer than five minutes
- If your film has any CGI or animation it must be no more than 25% of the film
- The file size of your film must be no more than 250Mb
Time to take your career to the next level? The Sony PROduction Awards put your work in front of some of the biggest names in the industry.
Think you can take on the big boys and make a name for yourself? Get creative and go for it. This is just the beginning...