Creo er glade for å kunngjøre lanseringen av Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, en ny årlig prisutdeling for kortfilmer, som gir en inngangsport for utvikling av kreativ fortreffelighet. Prisutdelingen er sponset av Sony, og har gratis deltakelse, med mål om å heve originale stemmer fra hele verden med et nytt perspektiv på historiefortelling.
30 kortlistede filmskapere vil bli valgt ut og fløyet til Los Angeles for prisutdelingen som finner sted 22. februar 2023 i Cary Grant Theatre i det historiske Sony Pictures-studioet i Culver City, California. Vinnere fra seks kategorier, inkludert Environment and Future Format, vil bli annonsert på kvelden og belønnet med pengepremier og en rekke digitalt bildeutstyr fra Sony. Vinnerne velges ut av et panel som består av ledende skikkelser i bransjen, med den prisbelønnede teater-, TV- og filmregissøren Justin Chadwick i spissen.
Etter prisutdelingskvelden vil alle de 30 vinnerne og kortlistede delta på to dager med workshops, visninger og paneldiskusjoner ledet av Sony Pictures-ledere og eksperter på sine felt. Det eksepsjonelle todagers-programmet dekker et bredt spekter av emner fra pitching og juss, til å jobbe med byråer og banebrytende teknologi, inkludert animasjon og CGI. Denne uvurderlige muligheten støtter filmskapernes karriereutvikling ved å gi dem eksklusiv tilgang og enestående innsikt i bransjen.
Justin Chadwick, award-winning theatre, television and film director and Chair of the Jury, says: ‘We are in a moment of great change in the film industry: where studios are looking for original new voices that can cut through the noise and find new ways of communicating with audiences. With the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards we are looking for the next generation of storytellers whose work can engage, inform, entertain and excite. If you have something to say and you want your voice to be heard, we want to hear it.’
Kenji Tanaka, Senior Vice President, Sony Corporation, says: ‘Sony’s Purpose is to “Fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.” Working alongside our collaborators Creo to launch the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, we are truly excited about what this new initiative offers to filmmakers, as it furthers our commitment to content creators and the stories they tell. From access to our world-class facilities and leading experts to the most advanced and innovative technology, we aim to break down all barriers to creativity and provide creators with the tools and the opportunities they need to propel them to the next level.’
Scott Gray, Founder and CEO of Creo, says: ‘We are thrilled to launch the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, with the aim of elevating and championing filmmakers from across the globe. The prize presents a unique opportunity to filmmakers and an exceptional boost to their professional development. This new initiative further builds on Creo’s strong track record of setting-up programs to support and advance the careers of creatives and we are grateful to Sony for their sponsorship and to Justin Chadwick for his expert guidance as Jury Chair.’
The Sony Future Filmmaker Awards includes the following competitions and categories:
The Filmmaker competition elevates original voices that bring a fresh perspective to storytelling.
The Student Filmmaker competition rewards the talent soon set to shape the industry.
The Future Format competition challenges filmmakers to respond to a new technical brief each year.
The deadline for all entries is December 13, 2022, at 07:00 AM (CT). The two-day workshop program will take place at the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City, California on February 23rd and 24th, 2023. The jury panel for the inaugural edition will be announced in September 2022.
For more information and to submit to the Awards visit: www.sonyfuturefilmmakerawards.com
Notes to Editors
Sony Future Filmmaker Awards
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. Set apart by its exceptional prize, the Awards provide successful filmmakers with invaluable opportunities in the form of a trip to Los Angeles and to the historic Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, where they gain exclusive access to experts and unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the industry. Winners additionally receive cash prizes and a range of Sony Digital Imaging equipment. Free to enter, the Awards comprise three competitions: Filmmaker, Student Filmmaker and Future Format, and are judged by a panel of leading figures. By supporting talents in film, video and storytelling, the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards provides a gateway for the development of creative excellence. www.sonyfuturefilmakerawards.com
Justin Chadwick is an award-winning British theatre, television and film director. He is best known for critically acclaimed films including the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), the AFI and IFTA nominated The Other Boleyn Girl (2008); Tulip Fever (2017) and The First Grader (2010). His films have won numerous awards including the Audience Award at Durban International Film Festival, the Audience Prize for Best Film at Doha Tribeca Film Festival, both Best Director’s Choice and Audience Choice Awards at the Sedona Film Festival, and Best Feature Film at the Palm Beach Film Festival 2010. His award-winning short films include Boy (2011), Shakespeare Shorts (1996) and Family Style (1993). His directorial work for television includes Eastenders, Byker Grove, The Bill, and Spooks, and he established two series: Red Cap (2003-2004) and Murder Prevention (2004) and BAFTA award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Bleak House (2005). Justin has additionally been nominated for an Emmy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. His recent work includes lead director on Tin Star (2017) for Sky and for Becoming Elizabeth (2022) for Starz.
Creo initiates and organises events and programming across three key strands: photography, film and contemporary art. Established in 2007 as World Photography Organisation, Creo has since grown in scope, furthering its mission of developing meaningful opportunities for creatives and expanding the reach of its cultural activities. Today, its flagship projects include the Sony World Photography Awards, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Photo London and the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards. As part of Angus Montgomery Arts, Creo helps deliver the group’s ventures, comprising some of the world’s leading art fairs. Taking its name from the Latin for ‘I create’, it is in this spirit that Creo sets out to empower and give agency to creative voices. www.creoarts.com
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions
Om Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation er ansvarlig for Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S)-virksomheten hos Sony Group. Med visjonen om å “fortsette å levere Kando og Anshin* til folk og samfunn over hele verden gjennom jakten på teknologi og nye utfordringer”, vil Sony skape produkter og tjenester som hjemmeunderholdning og lyd, bilder og mobilkommunikasjon. For mer informasjon, besøk http://www.sony.net/
*Japanske ord, hvor Kando betyr følelser, og Anshin har flere betydninger som for eksempel ro i sinnet, beroligelse, pålitelighet og tillit.
About Sony Group Corporation
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