Congratulations to the 2018 Josiah Media Festival Winners!

In 2018, 2,040 films were submitted to URBAN-15’s 12th annual Josiah Media Festival. 254 of these were eligible for judging by a panel of filmmakers and film critics, and out of these 254 films–hailing from 38 countries–the following 12 films rose to the top in their genre categories. Congratulations to these young filmmakers and their crews!

Bios of winners and other selected filmmakers coming soon.


ANIMATION

 

1st Place:

RACCOON AND THE LIGHT
Hannah Kim, 21
Valencia, CA, USA

 

 

2nd Place:

LEAVE WITH ME
Mel Wong, 23
London, UK

 

 

3rd Place:

EI: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Dennis Sungmin, 21
Seoul, South Korea


DOCUMENTARY

 

1st Place:

A CHRISTMAS STORY
Andrei Olanescu, 22
Rm. Valcea, Romania

 

2nd Place:

OPEN LETTER TO THE CLOSE-HEARTED
Kiersten Wilkins, 18
San Antonio, TX, USA

 

 

3rd Place:

JOHAR (HELLO)
Abhijit Pastro, 19
Rourkela, India

 


EXPERIMENTAL

 

1st Place:

COMPANY
Max Michel Thillaye, 23
Berlin, Germany

 

 

2nd Place:

A NOTE TO MYSELF
Vivek Jain, 20
Indore, India

 

 

3rd Place:

WAIT PRETTY BUTTERFLY
Brynne McGregor, 20
Cincinatti, OH, USA

 


NARRATIVE

 

1st Place:

TUNDRA
Carol Nguyen, 20
Toronto, Canada

 

 

2nd:

SOARING SOLDIERS
Cecile Elmholt Skou, 19
Hvidovre, Denmark

 

 

3rd:

BREAK
Anne-Marie Bjerre Koch, 19
Hvidovre, Denmark

 


The 2018 Josiah Media Festival will take place Thursday, October 20th – Saturday, October 22nd and will be held at the URBAN-15 Studio, located at 2500 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX, 78210. For more information on this year’s festival, contact us at (210) 736-1500 or josiahfestival@urban15.org.

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