In 2019, the Josiah Media Festival celebrates its 13th 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 2019 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 17th through Saturday, October 19th. 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.
Thursday, October 17 at 7pm
Friday, October 18 at 7pm
Saturday, October 19 at 2pm (highlighting young San Antonio filmmakers)
Saturday, October 19 at 7pm (12 winning films followed by award ceremony and Skype conversations with winners from around the world)