The Power of Film

Although URBAN-15 is known more for our drum and dance performance, it began originally as a group of 15 artists creating art with the city.  The artists’ abilities spanned a number of disciplines, including music composition, sculpture, filmmaking, dance, visual arts, installation, etc.  Thus, in addition to our performance group and our cultivation programs, URBAN-15 aims to create events that reach out to the broader arts community in San Antonio.  We’ve put on a number of different arts events throughout the years, but the medium that we gravitiate towards the most is film.  Some events the we put together annually are:

The Josiah Media FestivalA nationwide film festival coordinated by URBAN-15 that is open to filmmakers 21 years of age and younger. Prizes are awarded in narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary categories.

View a Listing of Past Festival Winners

The Manhattan Short Film Festival: A worldwide film festival originating from New York where the finalists’ short films are sent to venues all over the planet and voted upon by the audiences themselves.  The URBAN-15 Studio is one of the only venues in Texas screening these films. (Take a look at one of our happy audiences above!)

MediaNow film workshop: This workshop connects students with successful local professionals in various fields of the film industry who can give essential and useful information on the filmmaking process.

URBAN-15 continues its commitment to enriching the film and arts community with its purchase of a Tricaster, a camera capable of streaming broadcast quality video live over the internet.  With this powerful tool, we can potentially broadcast our film events all over the world.

Would you like some help with your film event? 

The URBAN-15 Studio is available for rental for your film related event.  Take a look at our Facility page for more info about our space, and call 210-736-1500 or email events@urban15.org to let us know more information about your event.

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