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Do you love film or video? Do you have a story to tell? We invite you to submit your script or storyboard to the AT&T Create-a-thon, a competition that challenges content creators and filmmakers to produce a short film over a single weekend. We're looking for creative thinkers and doers from emerging talent to industry veterans to join us at this special filmmaking event.

Spend the weekend of June 2-3 producing a short film on-site at Warner Bros. Studios at the AT&T Create-a-thon. Join the competition by submitting your film or video idea for a chance to be part of the challenge and be eligible to win cash prizes!

We are looking for ideas in all genres that cover short films, narrative shorts, webisodes, and any other short form videos. Follow the instructions below to enter. If your idea and team advance to the next round, you’ll need to flex your creative muscle and film a scene for your short at Warner Bros. Studios.

How & What to Submit

  • Include script/proposal and storyboard.
  • Script/proposal must be 30 pages or less.
  • There is NO FEE for submitting a script/proposal/film to this competition.
  • Only original works are accepted. Submitting parties must hold complete ownership and rights of submitted product.
  • Selected scripts/proposals will be assigned a filming location and given an opportunity to update the script/proposal.
  • All films must include a scene shot at an AT&T-designated location and time on the Warner Bros. Studios lot. Film crews will be assigned a 3-hour time slot on either Saturday, June 2 or Sunday, June 3.
  • All films must be less than 5 minutes in duration (including credits and titles).

Tips for Submission Success

  • Required length: 1-30 pages.
  • Formatting: 12-point Courier font.
  • File format, Script: .pdf, .doc, or .docx; Storyboard: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .doc, .docx, .ppt, or .pptx.
  • File name: Script/Storyboard Name of Film by Team Name.
  • A cover or title page is optional. If you decide to use one, it should include film title, author name, and team name.
  • As a creative challenge for you and your team, you’ll need to include a scene filmed at Warner Bros. Studios at an assigned location and time. We recommended including any notes or script adaptations in your storyboard that you’ll need to make to meet this requirement.
  • Your storyboard should serve as a document that addresses what scenes and shots you need for your film or video.
  • The storyboard should also include any notes or adaptations for meeting the requirement of including a scene filmed at Warner Bros. Studios at an assigned location and time.

Scripts/proposals will be judged based on

  • Creativity and originality
  • Entertainment value
  • Project scope (e.g., can your team complete this film in the time given?)
  • Note: If a submission is accepted for on-site filming, the team will be notified and provided a time and place for on-site shooting at Warner Bros. Studios.

Contest Timeline

  • March 20–April 27: Script and storyboard submissions open
  • May 14-18: Teams notified about advancing to the next round
  • June 2-3: Teams film onsite during AT&T Shape
  • June 9-10: Film submissions due
  • June 22: Online voting for finalist films
  • Late-June: Winners announced

Team Prizes

Best Overall Film

  • 1st place: $10,000 for the team
  • 2nd place: $5,000 for the team

Best Overall Mobile Film

Films must be shot on smartphone, tablet or drone. If selected as a finalist, you must submit a 30-second raw footage clip used in the final cut of the film, uncut and unedited for the full duration of 30 seconds or longer to be accepted.

  • 1st place: $10,000 for the team
  • 2nd place: $5,000 for the team

Official Rules are available here.

Contest is open to U.S. citizens located in the United States at least 18-years or older. Alabama and Nebraska residents must be at least 19-years-old and Mississippi residents must be at least 21-years-old.

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