Are you a creator looking for your big break? A chance to craft your dream project, get mentored by top-tier industry professionals, and gain an opportunity to pitch to actual investors? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s real, and we can vouch for that. Our friends over at THU joined forces with Sony to craft an incredible opportunity. It’s called Sony Talent League by THU, and it’s open to creators aged 18-35 across all digital disciplines. And lucky for you, they just extended their submission deadline!
Sony Talent League was built to support young creators worldwide, providing the tools you need to succeed: mentorships with renowned creators (across VFX, Animation, Video Games, and VR/AR), funding to subsidize full-time engagement over the 10 weeks, and guidance from investors and business experts. The winning team will be awarded the opportunity to present and pitch their project to acclaimed industry professionals, and they will also receive a special ticket to a THU next event (which includes travel, accommodation, food vouchers, and the ticket to the event). The panel of mentors includes David Prescott, SVP Creative Production at DNEG Animation; Kevin Young, Creative Director and Head of Creative Technology at The Mill; Kris Pearn, Animation Director, and Producer at Sony Pictures Animation; Shuhei Yoshida, Head of Indies Initiatives for Sony Interactive Entertainment; Tyree Dillihay; Director at Sony Pictures Animation; among other industry legends.
Curious to know more? You can find a wealth of exciting information here. Ready to apply? The submission form is just a click away. Want a sneak-peak of what you’re in for? Take a look at last year’s edition and finalist teams here. And know that this is not a competition. It’s an opportunity to showcase your talent, collaborate with other brilliant creatives and turn your ideas into a reality. And we see you: yes, you, the shy artist. This is a supportive initiative that is tailored to help you thrive. So what are you waiting for?! Submissions are open until November 28, 2021. Go forth and get your creative juices flowing! We can’t wait to see what brilliant projects you come up with.
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