What is the Film Invitational?

2016 Results


“Gravity” Steilacoom High School from Washington State

First Runner Up

“His Story” Mythic Bridge from New York City

2nd Runner Up

“Hurt People” Canyon Crest Academy from California

Heart Award

“Words Unspoken” Nature Coast Technical High School from Florida


Maverick Award & Public Choice Award

“Charlotte” Communications High School from New Jersey


Made in NY Award

"Olivia" The Grace Church School (Team B) from New York City


Fullscreen Straight to Series Deal Award

“Modern Escalation” Pine Crest High School from Florida




“Enough” Cedar Crest High School from Pennsylvania

Science Leadership Academy Team 1 from Pennsylvania

“Exposures” Rye Country Day from New York

“Safe Space” Digital Arts/Cinema Tech from New York City

“Modern Escalation” Pine Crest High School from Florida

The AT&T Film Invitational is a 10-week film competition that provides schools from around the country the chance to write, direct, shoot and edit an 8 minute film in New York City complete with professional mentorship, professional actors and historic landmark locations.

This year in collaboration with AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation high school filmmakers will be challenged to tackle the subject of cyber-bullying and risky online behavior.

From Wednesday, October 5th to Friday the 7th teams will film their projects in New York City and edit their footage in the heart of Times Square at the state-of-the-art AT&T Film Invitational Headquarters at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.

All films will be screened at the AMC Theaters in Times Square (the busiest movie theater in America) on Sunday, October 9th. Winners will be announced Sunday night at the Teen Indie Awards.

Do you have a cyberbullying story to tell? Have you witnessed cyberbullying or know someone whose life was forever changed by cyber-bullying?

AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation are committed to addressing risky online behavior and encouraging a friendlier online environment. Your film could be selected for school assemblies and wider distribution to teen audiences across the country.

To apply for the 2016 Film Invitational please fill out the below application.

For additional information please e-mail info@aahsff.com

Does your school have what it takes to compete and win on the national level? 

To apply for the 2016 Film Invitational please fill out the below application. 

For additional information please e-mail info@aahsff.com. 

Spring Training Details

The “Spring Training” event is designed to prepare your team for everything they will encounter during the 2016 Film Invitational. The all-day workshop will include tips and lessons from professional filmmakers and past participants. For local teams. (Out-of-state teams will be sent edited videos of the day.)   

Date: Sat May 14th 2016

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: IFP Media Center

Address: 30 John St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

Food: Lunch + Snacks and Refreshments throughout the day.   

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