Emerging Filmmakers: You Could Win Up to $50,000 from AT&T

Credit: AT&T
The AT&T Film Awards is offering cash and gear prizes for contests focused on student filmmakers, recent graduates, and mobile tech enthusiasts.

The AT&T Film Awards, a new contest presented by AT&T, is "seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring filmmakers who want their voices heard." If you are a middle or high school student, college student, recent college graduate, or filmmaker who uses mobile tech (i.e. GoPro, smartphones), you could win up to $50,000 in cash and gear prizes for your short film. 

There is no entry fee to submit your short film by November 26 in the categories below.


Seeking short films from the next generation of storytellers, across the following categories:

Best Short Film - College Students

  • 1st Place:  $10,000 cash
  • 2nd Place:  $3,000 cash
  • 3rd Place:  $2,000 cash

Best Spanish-Language Short Film - College Students 

  • Winner will participate in the Warner Bros summer program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts during the summer of 2018
  • Prize package includes scholarship, travel, housing and daily food stipend
  • Approximate retail value of prize package is $20,000

Best Short Film - Youth, ages 13-18 

  • 1st Place:   All-expense paid trip (with parent/guardian) to participate in a Fresh Films summer or spring break program approx. 5-8 days in length, and a Camera Equipment Kit
  • 2nd Place:  1-day Fresh Films workshop for winner and up to 9 friends in winner's hometown, and a Camera Equipment Kit
  • 3rd Place:   Camera Equipment Kit


Targeting original shorts filmed using emerging mobile video technologies (smartphones, tablets, drones, GoPro).

Best Short Film - Shot on Mobile   

  • 1st Place:  $10,000 cash
  • 2nd Place:  $3,000 cash
  • 3rd Place:  $2,000 cash

Submit here before the November 26 deadline    

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