Almost 100 entries were submitted from across Australia and New Zealand for the second annual Catchlight Film Festival that recognised filmmakers who used Sony systems to capture their stories.

The black-tie event held in Sydney showcased the talent behind films across Fiction, Non-Fiction, Music Video and Student categories, with 17 films making it to the finals.

Sony Digital Imaging head, Jun Yoon said he continued to be blown away by the talented filmmakers that submitted entries in this year’s festival.

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.

“The creativity, dedication and passion of these storytellers is evident in the work they submitted. Congratulations to everyone who worked on these amazing films and especially to the four winning films and their crew. The Australian and New Zealand film industry is in good hands.”

The winners: Fiction Winner, The Urn by Ash Gray and Non-Fiction Winner, Ink Train by Olly Sindle, both films shot on the Sony Alpha 7S II; Music Video Winner, River Nile- Elsy Wameyo by Leighton Bond and Student Fiction Winner, Swings & Roundabouts by Tahlia Mag, both films shot on the Sony FX6.

Special Laurels were also presented for Best Cinematography in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Music Video and Student Fiction as well as for Best Sony Lens Work.

The Sony Film Festival will return in 2023.