Dream it, board it, shoot it!

No idea is too big or crazy.

This year, don’t be afraid to pen down your wildest thoughts. Simply craft a script and create a storyboard to show us what your dream film would look like, and you might get the chance to make it happen.

The script should be comprehensive to help us understand the film’s plot. The storyboard should help us picture the key scenes as if we were there. Find out more about the submission criteria below.

What you can win

US$10,000 cash
Get a sponsorship of US$10,000 to produce a film based on your submitted storyboard.
Loaning of Sony gear
Make use of our cameras and lenses to create your masterpiece. We will be happy to loan you gear on request, subject to availability.

What we are looking out for

All submissions will be reviewed based on these 3 aspects so bear them in mind when creating your storyboard.
Displays thoughtful storytelling through narrative arc, script-writing, pacing and more.
Exhibits creative art direction, lighting, sound design and set design in the storyboard proposal.
Indicates how Sony gear and other film equipment will be used, especially where features of the gear come in handy (e.g. capturing high quality visuals in low light conditions).

Submission Criteria

Entry Mechanics
You will need to submit a script and storyboard. You may also include a logline, summary or synopsis.
The storyboard submission should capture the following key elements: synopsis, subject, background, camera shot, camera movements, scene descriptions and any other information.
You may use pencil drawings, digital illustrations or photographs to convey the plot ideas, character actions, scenes and other aspects of visual storytelling in your storyboard.
Submit a portfolio of your past works, along with why you would like to work with Sony (minimum 100 words).
You are suggested to keep your submitted storyboard achievable within a US$10,000 production budget. The support from Sony will be fixed at US$10,000, and the participant will be responsible for any additional costs.
Entries open:
Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 10am SGT (GMT+8)
Entries close:
Sunday, 12 February 2023, 11.59pm SGT (GMT+8)
Winners will be notified in April 2023.
I worked on or acted in the film for which I submitted the storyboard, but didn’t produce or direct it; can I submit? I was the director, but not the producer, or vice versa, can I submit on my own?
If it’s not your film, it’s advisable to submit only after you’ve received permission from the filmmakers. If you are not the director, we kindly request that you also provide us with the director’s contact information.

For directors and producers, we strongly advise that everyone is in agreement about the competition they are submitting to, and which version of the film is being submitted.

When disputes arise, (i.e. a film has been submitted without everyone’s explicit approval), we suggest that production finds a solution and come to an agreement with all the key decision makers before contacting us.
What themes will be accepted for the storyboard submission?
Your storyboard needs to have a visual interpretation of a story, concept, or topic. Suggested themes are as follows but not limited to:
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction: (e.g. Documentary)
  • Music Video
How should the presentation of my storyboard be like?
Completed storyboard can be digitally created, scanned or photographed for submission. Please try to scan the storyboard into 1 document (word, pdf, ppt, etc) , where possible, alternatively you may upload the images (jpeg) via the form.

Please ensure the entry has the Story Title on each of the pages.
Is there any limitation on the storyboard/script page/word count?
No, there is no limitation in the number of frames of your storyboard, script pages or word count.
Can I submit more than 1 entry?
Yes, multiple entries are accepted. However, you should submit 1 entry at a time.
How would I know if I have won?
If you are one of our winners, we will reach out to you via the contact details provided by you in the submission form during application. Announcement of the winners will also be made through the World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific website.
By participating in the competition, you also agree to our terms and conditions stated.
Terms & conditions
Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. ("Sony") maintains this website www.sony-asia.com/microsite/world-of-film ("Site") and is responsible for this “World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific” audition ("Audition").
Participation in the Audition is subject to the terms and conditions set out herein, and any other terms and conditions set out on the Site (as amended from time to time and hereinafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”).Sony reserves the right to cancel or amend the Audition and the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. All changes (if any) will be posted on the Site.
Eligibility of submission
To participate in the Audition, Applicants (as defined below) must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:.
  1. Reside and/or are registered/incorporated in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam (“Participating Region”).
  2. As part of their application, Applicants shall submit a storyboard proposal for a film project to Sony. Subsequently, Applicants shall submit the completed film based on the storyboard proposal if and when they are shortlisted and contacted by Sony. By submitting an application, Applicants represent that they are the would-be owners of the film project once such film project is completed or any of the would-be owners’ authorised representatives (e.g. the film’s producers etc.) (“Applicant”). Each application is unique to 1 film project. However, each Applicant may submit more than one (1) storyboard proposal for consideration.
  3. No application or submission fees are charged.
  4. All natural human Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of submission.
  5. The maximum duration of the final film shall be 15 minutes including opening title and credits. The minimum duration of the final film shall be 10 minutes.
  6. Industry professionals, including freelancers, may submit an application. However, completed films that are submitted must be produced in a non-commercial capacity. Money must not have been charged for the viewing of the submitted films e.g. movie ticket sales. Further, any film that includes or is made with the intent of sales and promotion of a product, service, brand will not be accepted. For example, the submitted films must not contain sponsored product placement.
  7. The World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific is non-exclusive. Submissions made to other film competitions may be eligible for participation. However, any submission of films which have already been awarded in any other competitions will not be accepted and disqualified when found.
Terms & Conditions
  1. Each Applicant warrants that:
    1. The Applicant has the legal capacity to participate in the Audition in accordance with the Terms & Conditions and that the information submitted is true, complete and accurate;
    2. The Applicant, or the person(s) the Applicant is the authorised representative of, possesses the exclusive ownership and/or usage rights as may be applicable to each storyboard proposal and completed film submission hereunder (including but not limited to the script(s) and music, etc) or the authority to make each submission and that no submissions shall infringe the intellectual property, privacy or other rights or interest of any third party; and
    3. Each storyboard proposal and/or completed film submission shall not contain anything that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing, threatening or otherwise offensive or objectionable.
  2. The Applicant understands and accepts that particulars and information (including personal data) stated in the online submission form and any information supplied may be used and disclosed by Sony for purposes in connection with the promotion, marketing and publicity of the Audition. In addition, the Applicant consents to Sony collecting, using, disclosing, and/or processing any and all personal data submitted for purposes relating to the administration of the Audition, including but not limited to communication with the Applicant.
  3. The Applicant shall indemnify and keep Sony indemnified from and against any and all losses, damages, claims and/or costs (including costs on a full indemnity basis) suffered and/or incurred by the Applicant as a result of a breach of any of the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Sony reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude any submissions from the Audition, for any reason and for no reason, including without limitation, violation of any portion of these Terms & Conditions.
  5. Employees of Sony and its affiliates in Participating Regions, advertising and promotion agencies of Sony together with their employees, and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each of the aforesaid persons are not eligible to participate in this Audition.
  6. Sony reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend this Contest without any liability to the Applicants should there be unforeseeable events which in Sony’s absolute opinion may jeopardize the process of the Contest.
  7. The Terms and Conditions of this Audition shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore.
Submission Requirements
  1. All storyboard proposal submissions must be submitted via the online submission form on the Site. Any other forms of submission will not be accepted.
  2. All submissions must be received no later than 23:59 (GMT +8:00) on 12th February 2023.
  3. All storyboard proposals should have been prepared between 1st January 2020 and 12th February 2023. Sony reserves the right to disqualify any submissions found to have contravened th
  4. Storyboard proposals will be regarded as entries and judged by local Sony branches/entities in each locale of the Participating Region.
  5. Once storyboards have been shortlisted by the local Sony branches/entities in each locale of the Participating Region, Applicants will be considered as winners and shall be awarded a USD 10,000 prize/support from Sony for the purposes of producing their film based on the shortlisted storyboard proposal and submit the final product to Sony. Applicants may not request more than the awarded prize amount, but are not required to return any excess of the awarded prize amount to Sony. Completed films based on shortlisted storyboard proposals are required to be submitted to Sony within six (6) months of receiving the USD 10,000 prize/support.
  6. Applicants agree to grant Sony a license to use and publish the completed films across various mediums including online and offline platforms, for a period of 3 years from submission of the completed films, within the Asia Pacific region.
  7. For all films based on shortlisted storyboard proposals,
    1. They are required to be uploaded onto the platform listed on the online submission form. Film URL must be provided. The submitted film must be uploaded on either YouTube/VIMEO (which must be set to public). Applicants are also required to submit files of the final film (e.g. .MP4 and/or .MOV) to Sony.
    2. All non-English submissions must have English subtitles. Auto-generated English subtitles by YouTube are acceptable.
    3. All film submissions are expected to be in 16:9 format, viewable in at least Full HD quality when uploaded onto YouTube/VIMEO.
    4. All film submissions must be accompanied by the campaign name “World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific”, followed by the film title when uploaded onto YouTube/VIMEO. (i.e. “World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific | My Film”.
    5. 100% of the submission should be shot with a Sony camera. Entries found to be non-compliant may be disqualified. After the film has been shot, Applicants may be required to submit a soft copy of the behind-the-scenes video or photo montage to prove that the film was shot with a Sony camera.
  8. A short synopsis (of no more than 150 words) of the story must be submitted together with the storyboard submission.
  9. Without prejudice to any other provision herein contained, each submission hereunder must be an original work. It must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual properties of any person or entity.
  10. Submissions must not contain obscene or pornographic material; must not contain threatening or defamatory statements about any person, company, organisation or entity; must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity; must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations.
  11. Withdrawal from competition is not allowed once submitted.
  12. Each Applicant guarantees that the editing or special effects used for the film were made via legally acquired software.
Publicity & Promotion
  1. The Applicant hereby expressly and irrevocably consents to, and grants to the Sony, its principal, third parties representatives, and/or assigns, the rights to use his/her name, photographs, particulars, submissions at the Sony’s associated programmes in any manner and in any media and formats in perpetuity throughout the world as Sony deems fit including for publicity or promotional purposes. Such publicity may include without limitation, the film(s) submitted for World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific, the Applicant and/or likeness, voice, photographs, and/or video footages of the Applicant, biological information provided by the Applicant and/or any statement made by he/she concerning Sony, World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific, and/or prizes.
  2. Sony shall not be obliged to include any Applicant in any publicity whatsoever.
  3. Shortlisted Nominees shall agree to be contacted by Sony or its authorized representatives to participate in public relations events tied to World of Film by Sony Asia Pacific and Sony α series of cameras. This may include, but not limited to, quotes given for inclusion in press release, press conference, interviews, etc.
Judging Process & Prizes
  1. Each storyboard proposal submission is judged for its potential in storytelling and proposed application of technical filming techniques
  2. The selection of the jury panel and the judging process shall be at the Sony’s sole and absolute discretion. Each Applicant shall accept and abide by any and all decisions made by Sony in relation to the Audition, including and not limited to, the Terms and Conditions, evaluation criteria and the awarding of prizes. No enquires, appeals, verbal or written, shall be entertained.
  3. Any decision made by Sony in relation to the conduct of the Audition is final, binding, conclusive and shall not be challenged on any grounds, including without limitation, grounds that Sony failed to act reasonably or fairly.
  4. All winners based on winning storyboards will be announced in February 2023. Sony reserves the right to extend or modify the winner notification and date of announcement or format where necessary. Shortlisted Nominees will be contacted beforehand via contact details submitted to Sony. If the Shortlisted Nominees does not reply within 7 working days, or if the data reveals that the submission does not comply with these terms and conditions, the Shortlisted Nominees will not be eligible to receive the prize and an alternative winner will be selected.
  5. The winner(s) shall not transfer or exchange any prize(s) won, and Sony reserves the right to replace any prizes with items of similar value without prior notice. The winner(s) acknowledges and agrees that the winner(s) may be disqualified from receiving any prize(s) if the winner(s) is not able or willing to abide by Terms & Conditions which may be imposed by Sony, and in such event, Sony reserves the right to award the prizes to other winner(s).
  6. The winner(s)’ refusal to accept any prize(s) shall release Sony from all obligations in connection with the prize(s). However, the winner shall still be required to fulfil all obligations as per these Terms and Conditions.
  7. Sony reserves the right to disqualify any Applicant if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the Applicant has breached these Terms and Conditions, or on any grounds as Sony may in its sole discretion decide.
  8. Applicants who submit more than one entry, or enter more than one locale’s Audition, are only eligible to win once.
  9. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute a release and discharge of Sony by each Winner from any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action, and/or damages which the winner may have, whether known or unknown at the present time, of any nature whatsoever, arising out of or relating to: (i) the Audition, (ii) personal injury and/or property damage, theft or loss suffered by the Winner as a result of the use and/or enjoyment of the prize, and/or (iii) any tax liabilities in relation to the Audition, prize and/or use or enjoyment of the same.
  10. Subject to the terms and conditions herein, the Winners of the Contest shall receive the corresponding below listed prize(s):
    There will be 1x winner per locale in the Participating Region.
    1. Singapore
    2. Malaysia
    3. Indonesia
    4. Thailand
    5. Vietnam
    6. Cambodia
    7. Hong Kong
    8. Taiwan
    9. Korea
    Winners will receive USD 10,000 in cash as a prize/funding for the production of the final video, based on the shortlisted and approved storyboard submitted.

    Winners are to ensure that the film production is covered within the budget of USD 10,000, or contribute any additional production costs from their end if it does exceed. Sony shall not be obligated to provide additional funding in addition to the awarded amount.
  11. Where applicable, prizes not collected within 4 weeks from the date of notification for collection shall be disposed of at Sony’s sole discretion. Sony’s decision regarding the award of all prizes, and/or in every situation including any not covered in these Terms and Conditions, shall be final and binding on all participants in the Contest, and no queries, themes or appeals may be made or entertained regarding Sony’s decision on the same. The receipt by any Winner of any prize under this Contest is conditional upon compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  1. Sony cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Contest or as a result of entering the Contest or accepting any prize. Sony is not responsible for any safe custody, return, non-delivery or missing of entries, late, misdirected, problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any app, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest.
  2. By entering the Contest or accepting the prizes, you agree that no claim relating to such losses or injuries (including special, indirect and consequential losses) shall be asserted against Sony, its parent companies, affiliates, directors, officers, employees or agents from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from the Contest and acceptance of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage.
  3. By submitting the Contest entries, you agree and warrant that you shall not submit any content (a) that is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence; (b) that violates any law, statute ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); that is, or may reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership or corporation; (c) on behalf of any merchant or manufacturer, or for which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party; (d) that includes any information that references other apps, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers; (e) or that contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
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Submit your film idea

Application submission period

28 September 2022 – 12 February 2023

Please select the region you reside in to check the submission deadline that applies to you. Do ensure to abide by your region’s deadline.