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Meet the Winners of the 2017 AT&T Film Awards


The results are in! The judges have completed their selections and we are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 AT&T Film Awards.


We had an overwhelming response to the 3rd edition of the contest, receiving 664 outstanding entries from across the U.S., with filmmakers vying for a shot at prizes including cash awards, trips, camera equipment kits, and a summer film program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.


Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 AT&T Film Awards, and many thanks to all filmmakers who submitted their amazing short films! We will soon be announcing the 4th edition of the AT&T Film Awards in early February, so please keep an eye out for more details.


About the AT&T Film Awards

The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring filmmakers who want their voices heard. Last October, we announced the 3rd Edition of the competition – where we put the spotlight on student filmmakers, and filmmakers creating great stories using mobile video cameras (e.g. smartphone, tablet, drone, GoPro).


Without further ado, we are thrilled to present the winners and finalists:

College Student Short Film 

  • Winner: E-DELIVERY, by Young Gul Cho, School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)
  • 2nd Place: BABY I’M YOURS, by Hadley Hillel, Chapman University (Orange, CA)
  • 3rd Place: GINA, by Leah Chen Baker, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (New York, NY)

Best Spanish Language Film

  • Winner: DESDE EL PRINCIPIO, by Miguel J. Soliman, School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)


College Student Short Film 

  • Winner: ONE MAN JOB, by Ryan Riffle, Tucson, AZ
  • 2nd Place: THIS MOMENT, by Sven Dreesbach, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • 3rd Place: HER NAME WAS, by Francisco Infante, San Juan Capistrano, CA

College Student Short Film  

  • Winner: LEAVE A MESSAGE, by David Mansour, Bayonne, NJ
  • 2nd Place: CYBERBULLYING ENDS WHEN GOOD DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP BEGINS, by Meaghan Leahy & Sophie Salazar, Arlington, VA
  • 3rd Place: REWIND, by Lucas Smith, Trenton, MI


STUDENT AWARDS: 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

MOBILE TECH AWARDS: 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

To learn more about the AT&T Film Awards and review the finalist’s short films, visit