2014 Shortlist Announced

The Sony PROduction Awards 2014 has invited aspiring filmmakers from across the world to showcase their talent and win the latest Sony technology.

Entrants have submitted their films to the Sony PROduction Awards Arena under one of the following categories:

  • Creative
  • Factual
  • Student

Entry to the Sony Production Awards 2014 and the public vote have now closed. Votes have been counted and verified, and this year's finalists announced. Now it's over to Sony's panel of industry-experts to judge the merits of each film based on its idea, content, cinematography, direction and production. The winners in each category will be announced on 28th April 2014.

View 2014 Shortlist

How does it work?

Entrants have submitted their films under one of the following categories: Creative, Factual or Student. All qualifying films were uploaded to The Arena, where the public were invited to view them and vote for their favourite. Following the public vote, the 15 most popular entries, consisting of the top five from each category, will now be judged by Sony's panel of industry experts to pick three winners, one in each category. Students will be judged among their peers in the overall student category.

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What can be won?

Entrants 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.

Impress the best

The five most popular films in each category following the public vote will be judged by 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.

See the full panel

  • Philip Bloom
  • Molly Clarke
  • Mohamed El Sehrawy
  • Shane Hurlbut
  • Nino Leitner
  • Den Lennie
  • Tony Marchant
  • Emmanuel Pampuri
  • Andrew Reid
  • Sebastian Wiegärtner

What happens and when?

  • Competition opens
  • Entries Close
  • Voting opens
  • Voting closes
  • Shortlist announced
  • Winners announced