Winners of the second annual Sony-sponsored Catchlight Film Festival recognising filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand have just been announced.

Winners of the 2022 Catchlight Film Festival, The Urn by Ash Gray, Ink Train by Olly Sindle, River Nile by Leighton Bond and Swings & Roundabouts by Tahlia Mag.

All entries had to be shot on Sony cameras and judges, Yolande Ramke (Non-Fiction), Tim Ferguson (Fiction), Kim Batterham (Student Fiction) and Sony Music Australia (Music Video) chose the four winning films from the selected 17 finalist films in this year’s line up.   Winner of the Fiction category is The Urn by Ash Gray, which was shot with an Alpha 7S II camera. Also shot on an Alpha 7S II was the Non-Fiction winner, Ink Train by Olly Sindle, a study of the nature of work and commuting. The Music Video winner was River Nile – Elsy Wameyo by Leighton Bond, which was shot with a Sony FX6, while Tahlia Mag took out the Student Fiction prize with Swings & Roundabouts, also shot with the FX6.

The awards were announced on Saturday August 27th at the red carpet awards ceremony held in Sydney. See here for the night’s highlights. The Sony Film Festival will return in 2023. Interested videographers should register their interest here.