The 2018 Josiah Media Festival Runs October 18-20!

In 2018, the Josiah Media Festival celebrates its 12th consecutive year as one of the world’s longest-running film festivals exclusively for young filmmakers 21 years old and under. Each year, this festival has received increased international attention and participation. During the 2018 call for entries, we received over 2,000 films, adjudicated 254 entries, and selected 12 winners from around the world—including here in San Antonio, Texas!

This year’s Josiah Media Festival will take place at the URBAN-15 Studio in San Antonio from Thursday, October 18 through Saturday, October 20. Over the course of the three-day festival, we will screen the best 71 films from four categories (narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental) and offer three Saturday workshops for young filmmakers and film educators. The festival also includes a special Saturday matinee screening that will feature all of the selected films made by young San Antonio filmmakers attending Communication Arts High School, Film School of San Antonio at Harlandale High School, John Marshall High School, Northeast School of the Arts, Say Si, and Saint Mary’s Hall.

Screening Schedule

  • Thursday, October 18 at 7pm
  • Friday, October 19 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 20 at 2pm (highlighting young San Antonio filmmakers)
  • Saturday, October 20 at 7pm (12 winning films followed by award ceremony and Skype conversations with winners from around the world)

For detailed schedule of films, CLICK HERE. For filmmaker bios, CLICK HERE.

Workshop Schedule

  • Saturday, October 20 at 10am: “Drone Filmmaking” with Rogy Productions
  • Saturday, October 20 at 11:15am: “Movie Makeup Magic” with The Darkness FX
  • Saturday, October 20 at 12:30pm: “Feed Your Crew on a Budget” (lunch included!)

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 Neundorf—a talented young media artist from San Antonio, Texas, USA who succumbed to bone cancer in 2006—would evolve into an internationally-recognized 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; excel at schools such as Tisch, USC, AFI, Chapman, Columbia and Ringling; and begin thriving professional careers.

Tickets are $10 per screening and $30 for a festival package. Tickets are available at the door and presale HERE. We are happy to make press screeners of the four 1st place films + the San Antonio winner available to local media.

Want to watch from outside San Antonio? Click below to access a livestream of the event!

For more information, email josiahfestival@urban15.org or call us at (210) 736-1500.

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