In 2016, the Josiah Media Festival will celebrate its 10th consecutive year as a juried festival. As one of the nation’s longest-running film festivals exclusively for young filmmakers, this festival has received increasing international attention and participation from filmmakers around the world, including India, Australia, Denmark, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand—and right here in San Antonio, Texas!
The URBAN-15 Group opened the call for entries for the Josiah Media Festival in January 2016, accepting short films from around the world made by filmmakers 21 or younger. June 1st, 2016 is the FINAL DEADLINE to submit an entry, and as the international scope of the festival has expanded, we are soliciting local entries in particular. There is no entry fee to submit a film, and we will be awarding nearly $2000 in prizes to winning filmmakers!
Requirements for film submissions:
The Josiah Media Festival was founded in 2007 to honor Josiah Miles Neundorf, a talented and prolific young media artist from San Antonio who succumbed to bone cancer in 2006. In honor of his memory, his parents Marcus and Nancy Neundorf and URBAN-15 created the Josiah Media Festival, designed to showcase outstanding works by young filmmakers around the world. Since its founding, filmmakers participating in the Josiah Media Festival have gone on to receive acclaim at other film festivals worldwide and from national and international media, and begun thriving professional careers.
“URBAN-15′s Josiah Media Festival is one of the best film fests in San Antonio. Every year, the shorts films sent from all over the world by filmmakers under 21 years of age confirm what I see as a growing trend: oftentimes, student films are better – much better – than films made by adult directors.”
– Enrique Lopetegui, San Antonio Current, July 10, 2013