Submission Window Now Open for Untold Stories III | AT&T
Opening of submissions for the next iteration of Untold Stories
For the third year in a row, AT&T and the Tribeca Film Festival are giving filmmakers a shot at 1 million bucks to make a movie! It’s all a part of the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories program, an alliance between AT&T and Tribeca (along with the year-round nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute) launched in 2017 to provide a platform for underrepresented filmmakers.
Aspiring filmmakers can submit their scripts between now and Nov. 19 for their chance to compete and become the third $1 million recipient of AT&T’s Untold Stories program.
Filmmakers can find official program rules and regulations at TribecaFilmInstitute.org/ATTUntoldStories
From the list of submissions, AT&T and Tribeca will then curate 5 finalists who will participate in a live pitch to a committee of film luminaries just before the opening of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. AT&T co-founded the initiative on the principle that connecting people – to each other and their passions – is vital, which dovetails with Tribeca’s commitment to championing storytellers. As presenting sponsor of the festival since 2014, AT&T wanted to find a new way to provide more individuals opportunities to connect and discover stories that speak to them. With that, Untold Stories was born.
- In 2017, filmmaker Faraday Okoro was selected as the first-ever program winner for his film, Nigerian Prince.
- That film debuted in April as part of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year — and will soon have its theatrical release on October 19. Watch the official trailer here –
- It was announced this summer that Vertical Entertainment acquired the distribution rights to Nigerian Prince. That announcement is here.
- In April of 2018, AT&T also awarded its second $1 million “Untold Stories” winners, Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng. Their film, Lucky Grandma, will have its world premiere screening during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival next April.
- Past committee members have included Lee Daniels, Ilana Glazer, Antony Mackie, Alfre Woodard and Jeffrey Wright.
- The winning filmmakers also receive mentorship from seasoned industry professionals.
- The four other finalists will receive a $10,000 micro-grant to help achieve their respective film goals.
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will take place on April 24 – May 5, 2019 in New York City.