LIGHTS, XPERIA, ACTION!

Xperia has partnered up with the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco to find the next generation of filmmakers. Hosting a summer film festival that challenges future creators to produce content using the NEW XPERIA 1.
Each student from the different departments at the Academy were asked to create a short film under 5 minutes about the following words – KANDO, JOY or WONDER. Equipped only with the Xperia 1, that features advanced and professional grade Sony technology like Cinema Pro and Creator Mode – both powered by CineAlta, to tell their stories.
Today we announced the top 3 films from the Xperia summer Film Festival and the award recipients are:

Best Film

The Fisherman – Frans Ahlberg

2nd Award Recipient

KANDO – Jared Nelson

3rd Award Recipient

MUNDANE – NATHANIA Zaini & Fu Yang

Semi Finalists

Joy

Jazmine Hunt

JOY

Valeriia Lanshakova

JOY

Taylor Martin and TARA COOLEY

JOY

Joe Salazar

KANDO

Berti Benbanaste

Traditions

rabah houali

KANDO

Andres Labiaga

NY is my Kando

Jongheon Lee

Kando At Fang

Savory Liu

KANDO

Ke Lu

Kando, everywhere

Mirai Shikiyama & Yuki Zhang

In the Middle of SF

Eli Frances Abad & Grishma Kalote

Phone Connection

Muhammad Taufiq Azilah

Hunt for Inspiration

Max Benon

WONDER

Ephraim Ian Colbert

Clair de Luna

YUQIAO HAN and Yiqiao Zhao (Joey)

WONDER

Aron Ramstedt

Wonder

Sergio Rincón

Wonder

Anthony Silva

Connect While
You Create

Prepare to inspire and be inspired at the Sony Xperia Summer Film Fest. Once all finalists have submitted their videos for online voting, they will have the chance to premiere their masterpiece captured with Xperia 1 and explore the awesome work of other Academy of Art University creators.

Experiences Beyond the Imagination

With the world's first 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display, a pro-quality triple lens camera, and professional-grade audio-visual features, Xperia 1 is ideal for creating, displaying, and sharing superior entertainment experiences that are only possible with Sony.