MISSOULA, Mont., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the AT&T Film Awards are seeking the next great short film—and hoping to find it in nontraditional formats or among underrepresented filmmakers.
The 5th edition of the AT&T Film Awards, presented by AT&T Mobility & Entertainment in partnership with the submission management platform Submittable, is an open competition for imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators across the U.S.
Cash and prizes totaling $60,000 will be awarded in categories dedicated to filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, youth creators ages 13-18, and innovative filmmaking tech, including films shot on mobile and VR/AR/MR projects.
There is no fee to submit. Films will be accepted through Dec. 7, 2018, or until 1,000 submissions are received.
"Submittable connects millions of storytellers with organizations looking for creative work," CEO Michael FitzGerald said. "The AT&T Film Awards is a great example of this. It offers filmmakers a unique way to gain exposure and financial support for their projects."
This latest edition of the AT&T Film Awards includes a category specifically for Spanish language short films by college students. The grand prize winner will be invited to attend the 2019 filmmaking program at USC Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, meet with a CAA agent, and have their film air on DIRECTV in Latin America.
Following is a list of all categories and prizes for the 5th edition of the AT&T Film Awards:
AT&T Film Awards Categories and Prizes
Emerging Filmmaker Award for inspiring and creative short films from aspiring filmmakers, up to 10 minutes in length, all genres.
- First Place - $10,000 USD
- 2nd Place - $3,000 USD
- 3rd Place - $2,000 USD
Youth Filmmaker Awards — Seeking short films from middle and high school students, ages 13-18, shot on mobile devices, between 2-5 minutes in length.
- Top 3 Finalists - All-expenses paid trip to the opening weekend of the Tribeca Film Festival and training from Fresh Films to create content about the Tribeca experience
Best Spanish Language Short — Seeking Spanish language short films from current undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, or postdoctoral students enrolled in an accredited college or university, up to 10 minutes in length. A majority of the film must be in Spanish.
- Winner - Prize package valued at $20,000 to attend the summer 2019 filmmaking program at USC Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, including tuition, roundtrip airfare, housing and daily stipend; winning film aired on DIRECTV in Latin America; and meeting with CAA agent
Best Short Film Shot on Mobile — Seeking short films shot on smartphone, tablet, or drone.
- Winner - $5,000 USD
Best VR/AR/MR Project — Seeking projects that best demonstrate the convergence of entertainment and technology utilizing Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or Mixed Reality, up to 15 minute in length.
- Winner - $5,000 USD
Submission rules, regulations, and complete information regarding eligibility for the AT&T Film Awards are available at attfilmawards.submittable.com.
About the AT&T Film Awards:
Launched in 2016, the AT&T Film Awards is a competition and program designed to support, reward, and nurture aspiring professional and student filmmakers across the U.S. The competition seeks imaginative, undiscovered short films from emerging creators who want their voices heard.
Submittable was launched in 2010 by three creatives: a writer, a filmmaker, and a musician, who wanted to simplify the process of submitting their work. Today, Submittable is a cloud-based submission platform for any kind of digital content used by 10,000 customers in 124 countries.