The 2018 AT&T Film Awards is now open for submissions. If you’ve recently wrapped a short film and are looking for exposure, we want to help bring your passion project to life.

The competition is now in its fourth edition of the competition, and we’re placing the spotlight on aspiring and underrepresented storytellers, and are seeking short films—under 10 minutes—from creators utilizing innovative and emerging filmmaking technologies such as 360 cinematic video, films shot on mobile, and CGI/animated shorts.

The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators who want their voices heard. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash prizes, exposure, and a chance to take home the coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy during the finals on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles.

There is no entry fee to submit your short film—by April 15, 2018—in the categories below:
BEST SHORT FILM: EMERGING FILMMAKERS

We are seeking inspiring and creative shorts from aspiring filmmakers. This is our open category, open to any narrative short film, documentaries, animated/CGI, 360-degree video, and shorts shot on mobile.
• First Place – $20,000 USD, 2nd Place – $10,000 USD, 3rd Place – $5,000 USD

BEST SHORT FILM: UNDERREPRESENTED CREATOR

We are awarding $10,000 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 – $10,000 USD

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 – $5,000 USD

BEST SHORT FILM: 360 CINEMATIC VIDEO

Awarded to the top short filmed in 360° cinematic video format – live-action video shot on a 360° camera or rig. We’re seeking imaginary and compelling 360° video from immersive storytellers across the U.S.
• Winner – $5,000 USD

BEST SHORT FILM: CGI/ANIMATED

Awarded to the top short film demonstrating the best use of CGI or animation.
• Winner – $5,000 USD

All finalists selected will win a trip to the AT&T Film Awards finals at Warner Bros. Studios on June 2, 2018. Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided.

Enter your short film today for your chance at cash prizes, exposure, and your chance to take home the AT&T Film Awards trophy!

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM

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