Posted by David Okamoto
Amanda Toney Amanda Toney

This year has been an incredible year with Stage 32 working with AT&T to give filmmakers opportunities all over the country. From Create-a-thons in New York, San Francisco, LA and more, to the AT&T SHAPE event at Warner Bros, it's been nothing short of inspiring seeing opportunities pop up for our creative community through AT&T.

Today I'm excited to announce that I've been working with David Okamoto on a new initiative he's offering to short form filmmakers. AT&T is giving away over $60,000 in cash and prizes to short film filmmakers....and it's FREE to enter. Read more below and take advantage of this excellent opportunity. 

Just wrapped your latest short film? We have the competition for you!

Until December 7, up-and-coming creators in the U.S. can submit their original short films to the 5th edition of the AT&T Film Awards.

The AT&T Film Awards Short Film Competition

The AT&T Film Awards is accepting undiscovered short films of any genre – with awards for original shorts under 10 minutes, shorts shot on mobile, VR/AR/MR projects, Spanish language shorts, and shorts created by youth ages 13-18.

Submissions will be accepted through December 7, 2018, or until 1,000 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!

To date, more than 3,500 filmmakers have submitted their projects to the program focused on celebrating and rewarding aspiring storytellers.


ATT Short Film Competition Over 60k in Prizes  Free to Enter

Short Film Categories:

Filmmakers can enter one of these 6 categories:

  • Emerging Filmmaker Awards
  • Underrepresented Filmmaker Award
  • Best Short: Shot on Mobile
  • Best VR/AR/MR Project
  • Best Spanish Language Short Film
  • Youth Filmmaker Awards

Participants will compete for a share of $60,000 in cash and prizes, including:

  • Grand prize of $10,000 to the Best Film from an Emerging Filmmaker
  • $5,000 to the Best Film from an Underrepresented Creator
  • $5,000 to the winners of the Shot on Mobile and VR/AR/MR categories
  • Scholarship valued at $20K for the best Spanish Language short film from a college student – includes tuition to attend the summer 2019 filmmaking program at USC Cinematic Arts in L.A., plus roundtrip air, housing and daily stipend.
  • Top three youth filmmakers will win all-expense paid trips to the opening weekend of the Tribeca Film Festival, including training from Fresh Films as they work to create content about their Tribeca experience.

Watch winning films from the latest edition of the AT&T Film Awards and enter the competition today!


Want to enter for free? Click Here!


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. and Puerto Rico, age of majority and older (ages 13-18 for Youth category). Contest begins: 12:00 am PT on 8/29/18; ends: the earlier of (i) when the one-thousandth (1000th) submission is received; or (ii) 11:59 p.m. PT on December 7, 2018. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria (equally weighted): (i) creativity and originality; (ii) entertainment value; (iii) characterization; and (iv) production value. Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: AT&T Mobility & Entertainment, LLC, 1025 Lenox Park Blvd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Sponsored blog.


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