ZHIYUN Announces 2022 Short Video Contest Winners, Awarding $100K Prize Fund

February 02 15:18 2023
Annual competition supports and rewards outstanding global producers, filmmakers, and independent creators

Shenzhen, China – February 2nd, 2023 – ZHIYUN, the world’s leading gimbal brand for filmmakers with cameras and smartphones, has announced the 2022 winners of its annual short video contest. Now in its fourth year, the 2022 contest was an astronomical success, concluding with a total of 1,429 entries across the categories of travel, vlog, narrative, documentary and creative/MV. With the intention of supporting and promoting the best in the independent filmmaking community, ZHIYUN awarded 25 global winners from a 100K USD prize pool, including flagship cameras, popular ZHIYUN gimbals, and other digital media gear.

The judging panel included a wide range of industry luminaries: Tim, founder of MediaStorm; filmmaker and director, Olivier H.D.; esteemed photographer & content creator, Lin Haiyin; professional Steadicam videographer, Chen Yinghong; and the famous director and videographer, Zhi Zhu. Winning entries chosen for their innovative ideas, strong storytelling, and outstanding filmmaking technique. The contest was hosted by ZHIYUN, with esteemed partner, NIKON, and in collaboration with RØDE, Aputure, YC.Onion, Desview, SmallRig, iFootage, Thunderobot, Lexar, MOMA, UGREEN, and FiLMiC.

1st Place: Filmmakers’ Choice

  • “Space Girl from India”, by Sarvesh Ponnusamy

2nd Place

  • “The Art of Wushu: Darren Deng” by Blue Hippo Films
  • “Carving Through Time” by 9 Seconds Production

3rd Place

  • “Beneath the Lonesome Skye” by Rob Layton
  • “MALLORCA – A Magical Adventure” by Sergio Mota
  • “Geng Merah” by SixFiveVisuals

The Nikon Fresh Clip Award

  • “The Cypriot Pipe Maker” by Yiorgos Doukanaris
  • “The Siege” by ALOHUB
  • “Big Foot Rail Slide” by David Peterson


ZHIYUN Tech is a pioneer and a world-leader in gimbals and stabilizers for everyone from professional filmmakers to amateur video creators. ZHIYUN believes MAKE IT REAL: a commitment to arduous research and development to create breakthroughs in technological and industrial innovations. Its standout products and features delivers everyday convenience, better experiences, and unlock new opportunities to make the imagination a reality.

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