The deadline for entries across the six categories is February 15, 2024 at 07:00 AM (CT). The four-day workshop program will take place at the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City, California from May 28th to 31st, 2024. The jury panel for the 2024 edition will be announced in October 2023.
All shortlisted filmmakers will be flown to Los Angeles to take part in the four-day workshop program and black-tie ceremony. This year, filmmakers also have the opportunity to invite the cinematographer/ director of photography who has worked and is credited on the shortlisted film to the ceremony and workshop program.
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Environment and Animation category winners receive an FX9 Cinema Line Camera, a FE C 16-35mm lens plus a $5,000 cash prize. Student category winner and institution each receive an FX6 Cinema Line Camera plus an FE 24-105mm lens. Future Format category winner receives Sony Digital Imaging equipment plus a $2,500 cash prize.