Congratulations to the 2019 Josiah Media Festival Winners!

In 2019, over 2,200 films were submitted to URBAN-15’s 13th annual Josiah Media Festival. 128 of these were eligible for judging by a panel of filmmakers and film critics, and out of these 128 films–hailing from 30 countries–the following 12 rose to the top in their genre categories. Congratulations to these young filmmakers and their crews!


ANIMATION

 

1st Place:

CATNAP
Alivia Horsley, 22
Belmont, CA, USA

 

 

2nd Place:

SHAMAN
Dicle Alemsah Firat, 21
Surrey, England, UK

 

 

3rd Place:

INTERPHASE
Kenny Tran, 21
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


DOCUMENTARY

 

1st Place:

UNDER THE SCARF
Women’s Voices Now, Ages 16-20
Rolling Hill Estates, CA, USA

 

2nd Place:

PEARL FRYAR: THE MAN
WITH A GREEN THUMB
Rachel Smith, 20
Rock Hill, SC, USA

 

 

3rd Place:

MORNING STAR
Abhijit Pastro, 19
Eski┼čehir, Turkey

 


EXPERIMENTAL

 

1st Place:

RAINLILLY
Rina Momose, 21
Otsu, Japan

 

 

2nd Place:

THE MAGIC SQUARE
Josh Cromwell, 23
Richmond, VA, USA

 

 

3rd Place:

WE BUILD OUR
OWN ZIGGURATS
Kyle Ryan, 20
Milwaukee, WI, USA

 


NARRATIVE

 

1st Place:

RESPONSIBILITY
Mehmet Ali Avei, 18
Hvidovre, Denmark

 

 

2nd:

BROTHERS IN SPACE
Alvilda Lyneborg Lassen, 18
Hvidovre, Denmark

 

 

3rd:

ECHO
Signe Buun Bugge, 20
Hvidovre, Denmark

 


The 2019 Josiah Media Festival took place Thursday, October 17th – Saturday, October 19th at the URBAN-15 Studio, located at 2500 S. Presa in San Antonio, TX. For more information on next year’s festival, contact us at (210) 736-1500 or josiahfestival@urban15.org.

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