2018 AT&T Film Awards Announces 5th Edition Winners


Submittable recently partnered with the Fall 2018 AT&T Film Awards to seek out imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators across the U.S. The 5th Edition of the AT&T Film Awards offered $60k in prizes across categories including Emerging Filmmaker, Spanish Language, Shot on Mobile, VR/AR/MR Project, and Youth, plus a prize for the best film by an underrepresented filmmaker.

The prizewinners for the Fall 2018 AT&T Film Awards come from across the country:

Emerging Filmmakers Awards

  • SELF by Manolo Celi in Brooklyn, NY: 1st place
  • Two Balloons by Mark Smith in Portland, OR: 2nd place
  • Son to Son by Milena Lorch & Nicole Pase in N. Hollywood, CA: 3rd place

Youth Filmmakers Awards

  • We Need to Protect THIS by Ben Summa in Salt Lake City, UT: Protect the Environment Finalist
  • A Realistic Look at Distracted Driving by Maia Vota in Burlington, VT: Distracted Driving Finalist
  • Hello, My Name Is… by Alondra Vega & Maya Estremadoyro in Pembroke Pines, FL: Anti-Bullying Finalist

Underrepresented Filmmaker Award: Committed by Rachel Handler in Jersey City, NJ

Best Spanish Language Short: Chips and Salsa by Martha Rodriguez in San Diego, CA

Best Short – Shot on Mobile: Resilience by Antonio Chavez Trejo in Burbank, CA

Best VR/AR/MR Project: I Am A Man VR Experience by Derek Ham in Cary, NC

View the 2018 AT&T Film Awards’s full announcement and all of the winning films here, and stay tuned for the next edition of the AT&T Film Awards, which will feature new categories and begin accepting submissions in early February.

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Anna Zumbahlen

Anna Zumbahlen lives in Missoula, where she works behind the scenes at Submittable, teaches poetry in the schools, and edits Carve, a quarterly literary magazine.