Over $60K in Cash & Prizes – Free to Enter!


Eager to show the world your talent? We have the competition for you!

The AT&T Film Awards recognizes aspiring creators who are shaping the future of entertainment through innovative and immersive filmmaking while sharing their unique stories. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash prizes, including a trip to the AT&T Film Awards finale session at Warner Bros. Studios in June for each of the category winners, mentoring, and a chance to take home the coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy.

Now in its 6th Edition, the competition will shine the light on emerging creators from across the U.S. – with awards for short films shot on mobile, new forms of storytelling (e.g. VR/AR/MR, 360 Cinematic Video, innovative use of VFX, interactive films, and digital comics), futuristic-themed films, social good-themed films, and a special category for underrepresented voices. 

Submissions will be accepted through May 5, 2019 and there is no cost to enter.


CATEGORIES & PRIZES 


BEST SHORT FILM: SHOT ON MOBILE 

Awarded to the top short film shot on smartphone, tablet, or drone. Advances in mobile video technology has made filmmaking more accessible and affordable for aspiring creators. We are encouraging filmmakers to share their short films shot using mobile video technologies.  

Winner - $10,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes)


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NEW FORMS OF STORYTELLING

Awarded to the top projects demonstrating new and innovative forms of storytelling, including, but not limited to:

  • VR, AR, and MR experiences
  • 360 Cinematic Video
  • Innovative use of VFX (animation, CGI, AI)
  • Interactive films
  • Digital comics

Winner - $10,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes)

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FUTURISTIC FILMS

Awarded to the top short films incorporating one of the following futuristic themes:

  • Sci-Fi
  • Future of technology
  • Future of entertainment
  • Future of communications

Winner - $10,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes)


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SOCIAL GOOD

Awarded to the top short films highlighting social good as a primary theme. Examples include:

  • How we come together to solve problems
  • Stories that incite positivity and change
  • Uplifting stories and documentaries

Winner - $5,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes) 


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UNDERREPRESENTED FILMMAKER AWARD

We are awarding $5,000 to encourage the growth and development of creators from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Eligible creators include people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and people of color. 

Winner - $5,000 USD


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CONTEST REQUIREMENTS

  • There is no fee to enter.
  • Contest is open to entrants who are legal residents of the United States.
  • Submissions will be accepted through May 5, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Entrants must be at least 13 years of age at time of submission. See Official Rules for complete list of eligibility requirements.
  • Submitted films must have been completed after January 1, 2017 to be eligible.
  • Only original works are accepted. Submitting parties must hold complete ownership and rights of submitted product.
  • All awarded prizes will be provided to the individual, eligible submitter.
  • Film or project length maximum:  20 minutes, including credits.
  • Supported video filetypes for short films:  .mp4 or .mov
  • New Forms of Storytelling category: We require that all VR/MR/AR projects must include a link to a secure, 360 online version of your project or 2D playthrough via an external site (e.g. your website, YouTube 360, Vimeo, etc.) 
  • View Official Rules for complete list of entry requirements.

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Awarded to the top short films incorporating one of the following futuristic themes:

  • Sci-Fi
  • Future of technology
  • Future of entertainment
  • Future of communications

Winner - $10,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes)

Awarded to the top projects demonstrating new and innovative forms of storytelling, including, but not limited to:

  • VR, AR, and MR experiences
  • 360 Cinematic Video
  • Innovative use of VFX (animation, CGI, AI)
  • Interactive films
  • Digital comics

Winner - $10,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes)

Ends on May 5, 2019

Awarded to the top short film shot on smartphone, tablet, or drone. Advances in mobile video technology has made filmmaking more accessible and affordable for aspiring creators. We are encouraging filmmakers to share their short films shot using mobile video technologies.  

Winner - $10,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes)

Ends on May 5, 2019

Awarded to the top short films highlighting social good as a primary theme. Examples include:

  • How we come together to solve problems
  • Stories that incite positivity and change
  • Uplifting stories and documentaries

Winner - $5,000 USD

Runner-ups - $2,500 USD each (two runner-up prizes) 

AT&T Film Awards 2019