When Marcus and Nancy Neundorf met with URBAN-15 directors in 2007, no one could have envisioned that a memorial screening of films by their recently deceased son, Josiah—a talented young media artist from San Antonio who succumbed to bone cancer in 2006—would evolve into an internationally-recognized and influential film festival. Since its founding, young filmmakers participating in the Josiah Media Festival have gone on to receive acclaim at other film festivals worldwide, garner attention from national and international media, and begin thriving professional careers.
This year, the Josiah Media Festival will celebrate its 10th consecutive year as one of the nation’s longest-running film festivals exclusively for young filmmakers. Each year, this festival has received increased international attention and participation. During the 2016 call for entries, we received almost 2,000 films from 57 countries, adjudicated 248 entries, and selected the 12 best—including one from here in San Antonio!
Due to community interest, we are adding an additional screening and date to this year’s festival. Over the course of the now three-day festival, we will screen the best 58 films from four film categories (narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental) and across a variety of genres, from comedy to drama to thrillers and more. Screenings will be held:
· Thursday, October 6th at 7pm
· Friday, October 7th at 7pm
· Saturday, October 8th at 2pm (featuring films from San Antonio and Texas)
· Saturday, October 8th at 7pm (screening the 12 prize-winning films, followed by an award ceremony featuring live Skype conversations with winning filmmakers from around the world!)
Tickets are $10 general admission per screening and $30 for all four screenings. Admission is free to participating filmmakers and their crews. Tickets are available at the door and presale at urban-15.ticketleap.com/josiah-media-festival-2016.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (210) 736-1500, or visit our websites, www.josiahmediafestival.com and www.urban15.org.
The 2016 Josiah Media Festival is supported in part by the San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the San Antonio Department of Culture and Creative Development; the American Society of Cinematographers; American Videographer; VuTURE Arts; and Friends of URBAN-15.