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Published: Aug 15, 2018
Updated: Nov 13, 2018

Recap: AT&T Create-a-thon – New York

Author: Ed Donahue

On February 23 – 25, the AT&T Developer Program hosted our first New York AT&T Create-a-thon of the year! We are so excited to have an amazing start to our New York events. We kicked off the festivities on Friday at SubCulture, with over 250 creators, filmmakers, and media makers in attendance!

Friday night we heard from our sponsors: All Creative NY, Imagine This Productions and Cinematcher:

  • Matthew, from All Creative NY, started the evening with some inspiring word for all of the teams, including this sage piece of advice, “If your editor is going to be up all night on Saturday, don’t make them come to the 8 a.m. call time for the actors!”
  • Patrice, from Imagine This Productions, discussed some of their upcoming activities, including the Girl Power Film + Media Summit, which was held on March 24, 2018. The company also sponsored the prize for Best Film Directed by a Woman.
  • Lauren Magura, CEO and Founder of Cinematcher, gave everyone an overview of Cinematcher, a matchmaking app that enables users to hire and get hired for film, TV, and digital projects on demand, instantly and globally. Cinematcher wants to democratize the industry and allow anyone from anywhere with any background, the chance to create. All of the Create-a-thon prize winners received a year subscription to Cinematcher.

Saturday, teams filmed all over New York City and submitted their entries on Sunday. We had two screening rooms opened where people could watch the 52 shorts created over the weekend! The top two films from each screening room went head-to-head for a final screening. The judges from each screening room selected the final winners.

Bummed that you missed out on the filmmaking fun? Come to our next AT&T Create-a-thon in New York! Check out our upcoming events here.

Best Overall Film

1st Place — New York Street Symphony: This short documented the creation of a special music video.

February 2018 New York City AT&T Create-a-thon winners photo

Winning team…and Ed

2nd Place ‑ i’m on a cleanse: – A comedic social commentary written by a woman about women and food in the media.

3rd Place — No Selfie: No selfie is allowed.

Emerging Tech

360 Interactive: The viewer is a spy and must observe suspicious activity to progress through the story.

Best Film Directed by a Woman

Love is Blind: A recently arrived Nepalese immigrant is interested in his American neighbor. He thinks she isn’t interested in him because of his ethnicity, but the reality is much more simple.

Stay up to date with all the upcoming AT&T New York events by joining the New York Tech & Entertainment – Workshops & Competitions meetup.

A huge “Thank you!” to our event sponsors for helping to make this event possible!


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