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ENTERTAINMENT PROJECT

The AT&T Entertainment Project, an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring professional and student filmmakers. Filmmakers answered the call, with 1,000 submissions coming in from across the U.S., all hoping for a share of $48,000 in prizes, meetings with AT&T Entertainment executives, and a chance to potentially have their film to air on the AUDIENCE Network on DIRECTV

The top three finalists in the Emerging Filmmaker category screened their shorts at AT&T SHAPE on July 14th at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles and we invited the audience to cast their vote for their favorite. Finalists were also treated to a mentoring session with Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, Monster, and others.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and thank you to all filmmakers who entered the AT&T Entertainment Project!

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CATEGORIES

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Nicholas Arioli, Best Emerging Filmmaker

BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER

Nicholas Arioli, Director
COIN OPERATED

2ND PLACE

Raven Johnson, Director
TWEEN

3RD PLACE

Emil Kahr, Director
LUCIA

Michelle Nahmad, Best Student Filmmaker

BEST STUDENT FILMMAKER

Michelle Nahmad, Director
THE SHOCHET

2ND PLACE

Liam Hall, Director
STAY & RUN

3RD PLACE

Ben Kallam, Director
RED FOLDER

Sarah Smith, Best Underrepresented Filmmaker

BEST UNDERREPRESENTED FILMMAKER

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PRIZES

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BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER

The top three finalists in this category will be provided airfare/hotel to Los Angeles to attend the finals. Winning films will also have a chance to air on AT&T’s AUDIENCE® Network. Finalists will also meet with AT&T execs.

  • Winner: $20,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $3,000

BEST STUDENT FILMMAKER

Students will compete for cash prizes, a chance for their film to air on AT&T's AUDIENCE® Network, and to take home the AT&T Entertainment Project trophy.

  • Winner: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000

UNDERREPRESENTED FILMMAKER AWARD

Kicker Prize

We are awarding $5,000 for the best film from an underrepresented creator. Eligible filmmakers include people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and people of color.

  • Winner: $5,000

SEE THE WINNING FILMS FROM THE 1ST AT&T ENTERTAINMENT PROJECT

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In 2016, we debuted the AT&T Entertainment Project short film competition, which culminated in the Short Film Finals at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas on January 4, 2017.

We awarded $43,000 in prize money to our six finalists.

Watch the finalists’ short films and interviews from each filmmaker during the event.