AT&T Create-a-thon Invitational - Los Angeles

Fri, May 17 - 20:30

800 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County



Do you love film? Do you have a story to tell?
If so, we want to see you in action. The AT&T Mobility & Entertainment is inviting you to join us and make a short film. We're looking for creative thinkers and doers like you to join us at this special film-making event in Los Angeles. All skill levels are welcome! We need a wide variety of skills and ideas to create the best films possible.

At AT&T, we have adopted a progressive approach to innovation - one that embraces openness and encourages collaboration between entrepreneurs, professionals, hobbyists and beginners of all genders and backgrounds. We believe that working together as a community provides a critical spark that enhances creativity and creates something awesome.

Hang out with us as we create films, eat snacks, learn from the community and meet new people who share your passions. On Sunday at 4pm we will screen the films in two screening rooms for a panel of expert judges.

Who Should Come
You can form a team before the event or come on your own, meet people and form a team onsite. Whether you want to write it, record it or star in it, you are welcome to join us!

Writers and Storytellers
Directors & Actors
Videographers & Composers
Fun Loving Individuals

You Bring...
Your camera, laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team-up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+. Whether you are a director, writer, actor, project manager or just interested in film, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed.
We Supply...
Although we encourage participants and teams to use the equipment of their choice we will have a very limited amount of filming equipment available for teams to borrow over the course of the weekend. 

Lavelier mic
Directional mic
3-Axis Handheld Gimbal

Event Schedule

Day 1

5:30PM - Doors Open for networking
6:00PM - Dinner
7:00PM - Event kickoff
7:30PM - Team formation and idea iteration
8:00PM - Team registration & equipment loaning

Day 2

Go out and film offsite!
Be sure to check in with the event team via social media and text

Day 3

12:00PM - Venue Opens
1:00PM - Lunch
02:00PM - FILM FREEZE! All films must be submitted by 2PM to be included in the final presentations.
04:00PM - Films will be screened in two screening rooms for a panel of expert judges.  Please be present to announce your film.
06:00PM - The top films as selected by judges will be screened.
07:00PM - Winners are announced!

The following prizes will be awarded to the top teams as selected by the judges and split between team members:

Best Film/Video Overall:

Grand Prize - $5000 cash for the team to split and a VIP trip for two (2) team members to AT&T SHAPE

Best Film Screening Room 1

1st Place - $1,000 in Amazon gift cards for the team to split
2nd Place - $500 in Amazon gift cards for the team to split

Best Film Screening Room 2

1st Place - $1,000 in Amazon gift cards for the team to split
2nd Place - $500 in Amazon gift cards for the team to split

Judging Criteria
Films will be judged based on the criteria below.

Creativity and originality
Entertainment Value
Production value and cinematography 

Film Requirements
There is NO FEE for submitting a film to this Competition
Only original works are accepted. Submitting parties must hold complete ownership and rights of submitted product.
All films must be shorter than 5 minutes in duration (including credits and titles).
The film submitted must have been 75% filmed during the Event weekend. The film submitted must have been entirely edited during the Event weekend. 
AT&T Create-a-thon Legal
AT&T Create-a-thon terms:
Sample release forms for teams to use. Please be aware that these forms do not constitute legal guidance.

Artwork release
Location release
Music release
Talent release

Social Media

Use #attcreators for your posts

Follow us, @attshape, for live updates and photos from the event

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