• SOLD OUT - AT&T SHAPE at Warner Bros. Studios

    Warner Bros Studio Gate 8

    YOU MUST REGISTER AT https://shape.att.com/event and enter this code on payment page for free registration: MeetAtShape. AT&T SHAPE is a two-day event that takes place at Warner Bros. Studios Lot in LA on June 22nd-23rd. The event features speaking sessions, centered around 5G and the future of entertainment and filmmaking, as well as exhibitors who will be on-lot with interactive demos of VR/AR/MR, AI, and gaming technology. An entry ticket grants admission for both days alongside a studio tour, networking with fellow developers, and access to all the event’s activities. Checkout the list below for a sample of the weekends speaking sessions: • Actress, writer, and director, Elizabeth Banks will take the SHAPE stage to share her story of how she is now creating content for film and television, and supporting WhoHaha, a digital platform for female comedians. • Actress, comedienne and best-selling author Sherri Shepherd will appear on the SHAPE stage to talk with Emmy-winning producer and twice-nominated actress, Niecy Nash about her insight and learnings on her road to success. • Academy Award winner, Geena Davis, Dr. Erin Macdonald (Ph.D. Astrophysics), and award-winning actress, Mayim Bialik will appear on the SHAPE stage to talk about the results of The Scully Effect study and how the role of media can help create positive social change. • NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver will appear on the SHAPE stage to discuss the latest trends and innovation in sports media and technology and how he’s driven to embrace technology to create a league with greater transparency and collaboration. • Head of Content at NextVR, Danny Keens, will appear on the SHAPE stage to talk about how artists embrace technologies like VR and AR to engage fans and deepen their experience. Registration Please register here: https://shape.att.com/event Enter code on payment page for free registration: MeetAtShape

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

    Cross Campus

    Register to attend: https://attcreatelax.eventbrite.com/?aff=attmeetupla 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 *10:00PM - VENUE CLOSES 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! Prizes 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 *Characterization *Production value and cinematography Register to attend: https://attcreatelax.eventbrite.com/?aff=attmeetupla

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  • AT&T 2019 Short Film Competition-$60K+ in Prizes-No Entry Fee! May 5 deadline

    The 2019 AT&T Film Awards is now open for submissions - No Entry Fee! (https://attfilmawards.submittable.com). Submissions close May 5, or once we receive 2000 entries, whichever comes first. The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators who want their voices heard. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash prizes, exposure, and a chance to take home a coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy during the Shape event on June 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. If you’ve recently wrapped a short film and are looking for exposure, we want to help bring your passion project to life. Now in its 6th edition of the competition, we’re placing the spotlight on aspiring and underrepresented storytellers, and are seeking short films – under 20 minutes - from creators utilizing innovative and emerging filmmaking technologies such as 360 cinematic video, films shot on mobile, and CGI/animated shorts. There is no entry fee to submit your short film -- by May 5 -- in the categories below: BEST SHORT FILM: SHOT ON MOBILE Awarded to the top short film shot on smartphone, tablet, or drone. Advances in mobile video technology has made filmmaking more accessible and affordable for aspiring creators. We are encouraging filmmakers to share their short films shot using mobile video technologies. • Winner - $10,000 USD; Runner-ups (x2): $2500 each BEST SHORT FILM: NEW FORMS OF STORYTELLING Awarded to the top projects demonstrating new and innovative forms of storytelling, including (but not limited to): • VR, AR and MR experiences • 360 Cinematic Video • Innovative use of VFX (animation, CGI, AI) • Interactive films • Digital comics • Winner - $10,000 USD; Runner-ups (x2): $2500 each BEST SHORT FILM: FUTURISTIC FILMS Awarded to the top short films incorporating one of the following futuristic themes: • Future of technology • Future of entertainment • Communications, 5G • Sci-Fi • Winner - $10,000 USD; Runner-ups (x2): $2500 each BEST SHORT FILM: SOCIAL INNOVATION Awarded to the top shorts highlighting social good as a primary theme. Examples include: • How we come together to solve problems • Stories that incite positivity and change • Uplifting stories & docs Winner - $5,000 USD; Runner-ups (x2): $2500 each BEST SHORT FILM: UNDERREPRESENTED CREATOR Awarded to the best project from an underrepresented filmmaker. Eligible creators include people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and people of color. • Winner - $5,000 USD All finalists selected will win a trip to the AT&T Film Awards finals at Warner Bros. Studios on June 22, 2019. Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided. Enter your short film today for your chance at cash prizes, exposure, and your chance to take home the AT&T Film Awards trophy! No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules (https://shape.att.com/static-assets/documents/film-awards/ATT-Film-Awards-Official-Rules.pdf).

  • AT&T SHAPE Hackathon

    Cross Campus

    Register on Eventbrite: https://attshapehack2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=attmeetup -No travel stipends are available -Event space is open overnight Join us on April 12-14 for a very special 5G themed Hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of 5G. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we'll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just one weekend. What is an 5G hackathon? 5G mobile networks will open the door to new experiences that will change how we live, work, and play. Faster network speeds and near real time latency will enable new compelling experiences. For this event AT&T invites developers, designers, and creators to imagine and create those experiences by coding mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of a 5G network. Developers will be challenged to build solutions that take advantage of the high bandwidth and/or low latency of a 5G network with accelerator prizes for the best entertainment, gaming, VR/AR/MR and IOT solutions focused solutions. Prizes* Best Overall Hackathon App or IOT Solution 1st Place - $20,000 in cash for the team 2nd Place - $10,000 in cash for the team 3rd Place - $5,000 in cash for the team 4th Place - $1,000 in cash for the team 5th Place - $1,000 in cash for the team Kicker Prizes** Best Entertainment App Overall (Non-Gaming) - $5,000 in cash for the team Best Gaming or Esports Solution - $5,000 in cash for the team Best VR/AR/MR Solution - $5,000 in cash for the team Best Use of IOT or Interactive Toys - $5,000 in cash for the team Best App From a Women Led Team - $2,500 in cash for the team *Finalists will receive travel and accomodation to AT&T SHAPE where they will demo and compete to win on June 22nd and 23rd **Teams may win multiple prizes

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  • AT&T Short Film Competition (Fall '18)-$60K Prizes-No Entry Fee! 12/7 deadline

    The AT&T Film Awards, Fall 2018 edition is now open for submissions - No Entry Fee! (https://attfilmawards.submittable.com). Submissions close Dec.7, or once we receive 1,000 entries, whichever comes first. ENTER TODAY: https://attfilmawards.submittable.com The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators who want their voices heard. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash and prizes, exposure, and a chance to take home the coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy. There is no entry fee to submit your short film in the categories below: BEST SHORT FILM: EMERGING FILMMAKERS We are seeking inspiring and creative shorts from aspiring filmmakers. This is our open category, open to any narrative short film, documentaries, 360-degree video, and shorts shot on mobile. • First Place - $10,000 USD, 2nd Place - $3,000 USD, 3rd Place - $2,000 USD BEST SHORT FILM: UNDERREPRESENTED CREATOR We are awarding $5,000 to encourage the growth and development of creators from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Eligible creators include people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and people of color. • Winner - $5,000 USD BEST SHORT FILM: SHOT ON MOBILE Awarded to the top short film shot on smartphone, tablet, or drone. Advances in mobile video technology has made filmmaking more accessible and affordable for aspiring creators. We are encouraging filmmakers to share their short films shot using mobile video technologies. • Winner - $5,000 USD BEST VR/AR/MR PROJECT We are honoring the project that best demonstrates the convergence of entertainment and technology utilizing Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality. Projects must not exceed a total viewing time of 15 minutes. • Winner - $5,000 USD BEST SPANISH LANGUAGE SHORT We are awarding a prize package valued at $20,000 to the top Spanish language short film from a student -a current undergraduate (i.e. 4-year or 2-year program), graduate, doctoral or postdoctoral student enrolled in an accredited college or university. Film must be less than 10 minutes, and a majority of the film must be in Spanish. YOUTH FILMMAKER AWARDS We are seeking short films from middle and high school students, ages 13-18. Your mission is to create a short film using a mobile device (shot on smartphones, tablets and drones)—between 2-5 minutes. Enter your short film today for your chance at cash prizes, exposure, and your chance to take home the AT&T Film Awards trophy! No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules (https://shape.att.com/static-assets/documents/film-awards/ATT-Film-Awards-Official-Rules.pdf).

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  • Make a Short Film @ AT&T Create-a-thon

    Cross Campus

    *Register for this event on Eventbrite: https://attcreatela.eventbrite.com/?aff=mu * 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 Group 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. We will have experts from the local community available to assist with your creative projects. 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 We Supply... Although we encourage participants and teams to use the equipment of their choice we will have a limited number of Filming Kits available for teams to borrow over the course of the weekend. Details about these kits can be found on the event registration page or at the event kick off. Prizes The best films will be competing for $3,000 in prizes split amongst multiple awards. For full prize details, see the event registration page. Event Info When: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – Sunday, October 14, 2018, 7:00 PM Location: Cross Campus DTLA, 800 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Cost: Free! Register: https://attcreatela.eventbrite.com/?aff=mu

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  • ACUMOS AI CHALLENGE - $100K Total Prizes – Deadline Aug.5th

    The Acumos AI Challenge is Now Open for Submissions – No Entry Fee! (https://acumosaichallenge.devpost.com). Submissions close at 11:45pm on August 5th. The Acumos AI Challenge, sponsored by AT&T and Tech Mahindra, is an open source developer competition seeking innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The companies, along with The Linux Foundation, encourage students, developers, and data scientists to submit their ground-breaking AI solutions for a chance to win prize money and industry recognition. Acumos AI is a platform and open source framework that makes it easy to build, share and deploy AI applications. The Acumos AI platform, hosted by The Linux Foundation's LF Deep Learning Foundation, simplifies development and provides a marketplace for accessing, using and enhancing AI apps. Contestants will compete for a share of $100,000 in cash prizes, including: o The top three teams will win a trip (for two members) to participate in the finals in San Francisco on September 10, 2018. o The 1st place team will win the $50,000 Grand Prize. o The 2nd and 3rd place teams will each be awarded $25,000. o Finalists will also have their solution featured in the Acumos Marketplace, receive PR exposure, and meet with AT&T and Tech Mahindra executives during the event. o In addition, all eligible AI solutions will be available as open source in the Acumos Marketplace. WHAT TYPES OF AI SOLUTIONS ARE WE SEEKING? The Acumos AI Challenge is seeking innovative, open source AI models across all use cases, including, but not limited to: 5G & SDN AI models that improve the overall performance and efficiencies of 5G networks and Software-Defined Networking (e.g. antenna control optimization). Media & Entertainment AI models targeting a media or entertainment use case. Examples include solutions for broadcast media, internet, film, social media, ad campaign analysis, video and image recognition, speech & sound recognition, video insight tools, and more. Security AI models around network security use cases such as advanced threat protection, cyber security, IoT security, and more. Enterprise Solutions AI models targeting an enterprise use case, including solutions for automotive, IoT, home automation, mobile, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate, retail, travel, transportation & logistics, utilities (energy, water & others) distribution. Since it is so easy to onboard new models into Acumos, there are nearly an infinite number of use cases to consider that can benefit consumers and businesses across a multitude of disciplines. When submitting your entry, we encourage you to consider all scenarios that you are passionate about. AT&T and Tech Mahindra created the Acumos AI Challenge, together with The Linux Foundation, to enable and accelerate AI adoption and innovation, while recognizing developers who are paving the future of AI development. We look forward to your entry and hope to see you at the finals in September! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, Puerto Rico who are at least 18 and have reached age of majority where they reside at time of entry. Begins May 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m PT and ends August 5, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. PT. Subject to Official Rules, Void where prohibited. Sponsor: AT&T Services, Inc 208 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202

  • SOLD OUT! AT&T SHAPE at Warner Bros. Studios

    Warner Bros Studio Gate 8

    LIKELY TO SELL OUT - YOU MUST REGISTER AT https://shape.att.com/ and enter this code on payment page for free registration.: MeetAtDevLab AT&T invites you to join them at Warner Bros. Studios. This event, which normally costs $100, will be free for meetup members who use the coupon code listed above. The free admission includes all of Saturday and Sunday’s full slate of activities! SHAPE is an immersive event exploring the convergence of technology and entertainment. Discover how the future of content creation and distribution will usher in new audience experiences. Be inspired by visionary speakers. Experience interactive exhibits from promising start-ups and industry leaders at Warner Bros. Studios backlots. Enter the coupon code -- MeetAtDevLab -- on the "Payment" page for free registration -- you do not need to enter credit card information. Be inspired by visionary speakers as they discuss how digital media, film and television are being transformed by new technologies like mixed reality, interactive storytelling, and more. Here are some of Saturday and Sunday’s (June 2nd and 3rd) activities. o One of Hollywood’s most innovative filmmakers and Academy Award nominated director, Ava DuVernay, will be joining us as the co-host of our AT&T Film Awards finals, talking about her experience as an aspiring filmmaker and screening the finalists’ films in front of a live audience. The audience will then vote for their favorite short and help determine who will take home a share of $60,000 in prizes. o Hear from Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, on the transformation of the entertainment experiences from volumetric video to autonomous vehicles. Discover the new ways content will be delivered and monetized through immersive experiences, including how data & investments in 5G will transform networks to meet the growing demand for new entertainment experiences. o Join Oscar Sharp, a BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker, and Ross Goodwin, artist, creative technologist, hacker, gonzo data scientist discuss how AI is being used in unique ways to shape the entertainment of tomorrow. Their film, Sunspring, was the first film to be entirely scripted by artificial intelligence. o Join actress, writer, director, producer, and web series creator Issa Rae as she discusses her journey from aspiring creator to Golden Globe Award nominated actress. From her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl to the creating, co-writing, and starring in the HBO television series Insecure, she’ll join us for an intimate conversation about her experience in getting to mainstream broadcast. o Hear from LAIKA’s head of prototyping and visual effects on how the future of animation will change the audience experience. o Watch or participate in the AT&T Create-a-thon. Shoot your short film at Warner Bros. Studios using select iconic cityscapes and backlots. Best overall film will receive $10,000! o Explore the future of filmmaking technology through interactive exhibits featuring visual effects, full body and facial motion capture, animatronics, and more. o Take the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and explore outdoor sets and soundstages used to create productions such as Gilmore Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and Argo. Visit the DC Universe—DC Comics Exhibit, the real Central Perk Friends set, original Batman Museum—Batmobile Collection, and so much more. Registration Please register here: https://shape.att.com/ Enter code on payment page for free registration: MeetAtDevLab

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  • AT&T 2018 Short Film Competition-$60K+ in Prizes-No Entry Fee! Apr.15 deadline

    The 2018 AT&T Film Awards is now open for submissions - No Entry Fee! (https://attfilmawards.submittable.com). Submissions close Apr.15, or once we receive 1,500 entries, whichever comes first. The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring creators who want their voices heard. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash prizes, exposure, and a chance to take home the coveted AT&T Film Awards trophy during the finals on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. If you’ve recently wrapped a short film and are looking for exposure, we want to help bring your passion project to life. Now in its 4th edition of the competition, we’re placing the spotlight on aspiring and underrepresented storytellers, and are seeking short films – under 10 minutes - from creators utilizing innovative and emerging filmmaking technologies such as 360 cinematic video, films shot on mobile, and CGI/animated shorts. There is no entry fee to submit your short film -- by April 15, 2018 -- in the categories below: BEST SHORT FILM: EMERGING FILMMAKERS We are seeking inspiring and creative shorts from aspiring filmmakers. This is our open category, open to any narrative short film, documentaries, animated/CGI, 360-degree video, and shorts shot on mobile. • First Place - $20,000 USD, 2nd Place - $10,000 USD, 3rd Place - $5,000 USD BEST SHORT FILM: UNDERREPRESENTED CREATOR We are awarding $10,000 to encourage the growth and development of creators from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Eligible creators include people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and people of color. • Winner - $10,000 USD BEST SHORT FILM: SHOT ON MOBILE Awarded to the top short film shot on smartphone, tablet, or drone. Advances in mobile video technology has made filmmaking more accessible and affordable for aspiring creators. We are encouraging filmmakers to share their short films shot using mobile video technologies. • Winner - $5,000 USD BEST SHORT FILM: 360 CINEMATIC VIDEO Awarded to the top short filmed in 360° cinematic video format - live-action video shot on a 360° camera or rig. We're seeking imaginary and compelling 360° video from immersive storytellers across the U.S. • Winner - $5,000 USD BEST SHORT FILM: CGI/ANIMATED Awarded to the top short film demonstrating the best use of CGI or animation. • Winner - $5,000 USD All finalists selected will win a trip to the AT&T Film Awards finals at Warner Bros. Studios on June 2, 2018. Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided. Enter your short film today for your chance at cash prizes, exposure, and your chance to take home the AT&T Film Awards trophy! No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules (https://shape.att.com/static-assets/documents/film-awards/ATT-Film-Awards-Official-Rules.pdf).

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  • Make a Short Film @ AT&T Create-a-thon

    Cross Campus

    *Register for this event on Eventbrite: https://attcreatela.eventbrite.com/?aff=mu * 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. We will have experts from the local community available to assist with your creative projects. 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 We Supply... Although we encourage participants and teams to use the equipment of their choice we will have a limited number of Filming Kits available for teams to borrow over the course of the weekend. Details about these kits can be found on the event registration page or at the event kick off. Prizes The best films will be competing for $3,000 in prizes split amongst multiple awards. For full prize details, see the event registration page. Event Info When: Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:300 PM – Sunday, April 8, 2018, 7:00 PM Location: Cross Campus DTLA, 800 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Cost: Free! Register: https://attcreatela.eventbrite.com/?aff=mu

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