Posted by David Okamoto



Have a great short film and looking for your big break?

The AT&T Entertainment Project is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring filmmakers, both professionals and students. The competition seeks to identify talented storytellers from across the U.S. who want their voices heard. 

From the network that brings you critically acclaimed shows such as Kingdom, Rogue, to special events, and groundbreaking documentaries you can’t see anywhere else, this unique competition allows filmmakers the opportunity to share your best ideas, compete for a share of $43,000 in prizes, and a chance to have your short potentially air on the AUDIENCE Network.


ATT Entertainment Project  Call for Short Films


The AT&T Entertainment Project Competition:

The AT&T Entertainment Project is accepting original short films of any genre that run up to ten minutes in length. Submissions will be accepted through November 18, 2016, or until 300 entries have been submitted – whichever comes first. We encourage you to submit your film soon to ensure that you will be eligible.

There is no fee to enter!

We are accepting submissions from professional and student filmmakers across the United States. Our panel of judges will evaluate and score the eligible submissions based on creativity and originality, entertainment value, characterization, and production value.

To enter, simply visit the AT&T Entertainment Project to get started. The contest is free to enter!

The Awards:

The top three professional filmmaker finalists will be flown to Las Vegas to show their work and compete at the AT&T Entertainment Project on January 3-4, 2017 at the Palms Resort Casino. The first place winner of the student filmmaker category will also travel to Las Vegas. Airfare and hotel accommodations will be provided for one representative of each team.

Professional Filmmaker Awards

Grand Prize: $20,000 USD plus a meeting with the AUDIENCE Network

Second Place: $5,000 USD

Third Place: $3,000 USD


Student Filmmaker Awards

First Place: $10,000 USD plus a meeting with the AUDIENCE Network

Second Place: $3,000 USD

Third Place: $2,000 USD


ATT Entertainment Project  Call for Short Films


How the AT&T Entertainment Project Works:

The AT&T Entertainment Project will be broken into the following phases:

Phase 1: Submission Period Opens – The competition is open for submissions beginning October 12, 2016.

Phase 2: Submission Period Closes – The deadline for submitting your project is November 18, 2016, or until we reach 300 submissions, whichever comes first.

Phase 3: Judging and Finalist Notification – All submissions will be judged and finalists will be notified no later than December 12, 2016.

Phase 4: Finals – The top three professional filmmakers and the winner of the student filmmaker category will attend the finals, which is part of the 2017 AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, January 3-4, 2017. Filmmakers will show their shorts during a screening session at the event. The winners will be announced during the keynote on January 4th.

We look forward to viewing your fresh, untold, original stories and hopefully meeting you in Las Vegas!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law. Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., age of majority and older. Contest begins: 12:00 am ET on 10/12/16; ends: the earlier of (i) when the three-hundredth (300th) submission is received; or (ii) 11:59 p.m. ET on November 18, 2016. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria (equally weighted): (i) creativity and originality; (ii) entertainment value; (iii) characterization; and (iv) production value. Selected finalists must travel to AT&T Summit in Las Vegas, NV first week of Jan. 2017. Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: AT&T Mobility, LLC, 1025 Lenox Park Blvd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.


ATT Entertainment Project  Call for Short Films

About David Okamoto:

David Okamoto is the program manager for AT&T Entertainment Project short film competition. You can learn more here!

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