Filmmakers from all levels are invited to enter the 2023 Sony Catchlight Film Festival. The festival puts a focus on the best short-form filmmaking, shot on Sony cameras across Australian and New Zealand.

Now in its third year, it is intended to encourage filmmakers from amateurs to industry veterans, to showcase their talents and abilities using the Sony system to capture their stories.

Entries are open across four categories: Fiction (scripted), Non-Fiction (documentary), Student Fiction and Music Video, encouraging submissions from short filmmakers of all kinds.

In partnership with sister companies Sony Pictures and Sony Music, each category-winning film will be awarded with a unique experience specific to that category as well as a prize package of Sony digital imaging products.¬† In addition,¬†with support from partners at Lemac, Videocraft, VA Hire and Atomos the festival also awards best cinematography in each major category, as well as the skilful use of Sony’s native lens range, each with a valuable prize attached.

Submissions close 25 June with all finalists notified by 31 July 2023.

Ash Gray, writer/director of The Urn and winner of Fiction category, at the 2022 Catchlight Film Festival.