Sony Talent League by THU

Break creative barriers within the digital entertainment industry and submit a cross-border idea that the world has never seen before.

Sony Talent League aims to support projects that combine different forms of digital art and mix different creative areas: illustration, storytelling, film, games, photography, animation, mixed media, VR, music...You name it!

What's in it for you?

What's in it for you?

Previous winners got access to funding, remote mentoring by legendary creators, prize money, and tickets for THU Events.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

Sony Talent League by THU is for creators 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.

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Sony Talent League 2021

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Here’s how the first edition went!

It was all about breaking the creative distance!

In 2020, 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 the Sony Talent League dared participants to break: the creative one. Ideas have the strength to bring us together and fuel our creative spirit. Together, we shattered the borders of digital entertainment and went beyond boundaries, creating new value for the future and taking our creativity out of isolation.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

A journey of growth for creators.

Each finalist had a project diary so the Tribe could follow this incredible journey of collaboration. You can still read them, and we hope they inspire you to make your own ideas happen and keep following your creative path!

We couldn’t be more proud of the resilience and creativity of the three finalists: Togather, Icebreakers, and Kawia’s Adventure. Thank you for documenting the process of bringing your unique ideas to life, letting us watch you grow and get stronger after every mentorship, tribe session, and accomplishment, conquering your fears and doubts as you tackled each challenge.

A unique opportunity for young creators.

Highlights

  • 1638

    Total submissions

  • 105

    Countries

  • +90H

    Exclusive mentoring

  • +15H

    Tribe Sessions

The winner of the 2020 edition

Togather

Congratulations Dilruba Tayfun, Marie-Claire Springham, and Ruben de Haas!

Team Name

Dilruba Tayfun

Countries

Netherlands, United Kingdom

The Winners’ Reaction

"Joy. Feeling immense joy and gratitude to everyone who had touched this project directly or indirectly. All the mentors that went above and beyond to connect with us and share with us their gatherings, their time, and knowledge. This was truly an unforgettable experience. This project thrived on everyone's input. We are an ecosystem. I have so much energy to keep this going. To continue connecting humans towards this project's growth"

Dilruba Tayfun

Togather

A unique opportunity for young creators.

A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO OUR RUNNERS-UP

Kawia's Adventure

Team Name

Eurydice

Countries

Kenya

Icebreakers

Team Name

Small Fry

Countries

Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany

Prizes

Winner

  • 10.000€ in Prize Money
    Per Submission
  • Ticket for THU Main Event
    Per Submission

Finalists

  • Ten Weeks of Mentorships
    Per Submission
  • Funding of Up to 12.500€
    Per Submission

Meet the Juries and Mentors

David OReilly

Sally Slade

Alistair Thompson

Shuzo Shiota

Scot Stafford

Nuno Loureiro

Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Vani Saraswathi Balgam

Kim Jung Gi

Justin Thompson

Kevin Young

Tyree Dillihay

Kris Pearn

Craig Berry

Phil Lord and Chris Miller

website

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