Sony Talent League 2020 (Until 19th October 2020)
Sony Talent League – Break creative barriers, alone or in a group, within the digital entertainment industry and submit a cross-border idea that the world has never seen before.
What’s In It For You?
The winner gets access to funding, mentoring by key creators, and tickets for THU Japan 2021.
A Unique Opportunity for Young Creators
Sony Talent League by THU is for creators aged between 18 and 30 years old. There are no limits in terms of background, as long as your idea is related to the digital entertainment industry.
Theme: Break the Creative Distance
This year, the word “distance” assumed a whole new meaning for people all over the globe. Suddenly, staying apart was our best chance of being together again. However, there is a distance we are daring you to break: the creative one. Ideas have the strength to bring us together and fuel our creative spirit. It’s time to shatter the borders of digital entertainment and go beyond boundaries, creating new value for the future.
Take Your Creativity Out of Isolation
The jury will select the best three ideas. Each finalist or group of finalists will get:
Ten Weeks of Mentorships Per Submission
Funding of Up to 12.500€ Per Submission
The public will vote on the best idea among the three finalists. In addition to the prize above, the winner will get:
10.000€ in Prize Money Per Submission
Ticket for THU Japan 2021 Per Person
July 30 – Start
Oct. 19 – Deadline for Submissions
Dec. 23 – Finalists Announcement
Jan. 4 – Mar. 8 – Virtual Mentorships
Mar. 15 – Final Pitch
Mar. 19 – Winner Announcement
Meet the Jury
Alistair Thompson, Head of Innovation Lab at Epic Games
Craig Berry, Director at Sony Pictures Animation
David OReilly, Artist, Filmmaker and Game Developer
Justin Thompson, Director at Sony Pictures Animation
Kim Jung Gi, Graphic Artist
Kris Pearn, Director at Sony Pictures Animation
Maggie Malone, Animation executive producer and story consultant
Peter Ramsey, Filmmaker
Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Producers at Sony Pictures Animation
Sally Slade, Lead AR/VR Developer at Magnopus
Saraswathi Balgam, Writer, director and Creative Producer, Dancing Atoms Films
Scot Stafford, Composer & Sound Supervisor for animation, film and VR/AR at Pollen Music Group
Sharon Bridgeman, Director at Sony Pictures Animation
Shuzo Shiota, President/CEO of Polygon Pictures
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Founder and CEO, Enhance
Tyree Dillihay, Director at Sony Pictures Animation
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For more information, please visit at Sony Talent League