Keen videographers are invited to enter the annual Sony Catchlight Film Festival, which celebrates short-form filmmaking shot on Sony cameras across Australia and New Zealand.

Olly Sindle (far right), Winner of Non-Fiction Category, with his family at the 2022 Catchlight Film Festival.

Returning for its third year, the festival is split into four categories:  Fiction (scripted), Non-Fiction (documentary), Student Fiction and Music Video. Submissions will be welcomed from short filmmakers of all kinds. Entries will close for submissions at 11:59pm on Sunday, 25th June 2023. Judging will commence on Monday, 26th June, with all finalists notified from Monday, 31st July 2023. The competition has amassed a significant prize pool that includes VIP tickets for the Sony Film Festival award ceremony in Sydney for up to 5 people from the production crew for each category winner and runner-up. Winning teams will also receive a Sony Pictures Professional Development/Mentoring Session for up to three people with a Senior Executive at Sony Pictures Releasing and a prominent Australian Producer (subject to conditions) as well as a double pass to attend the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards 2023.

Click here for full details of this year’s Catchlight Film Festival.