2014 jmf event poster1The 2018 Josiah Media Festival Call for Entries has officially begun! To enter your film click here


The Josiah Media Festival is open to any filmmaker 21 years old or younger from anywhere in the world. However, filmmakers over 21 can also enter their film(s): any film(s) made while the filmmaker was 21 or younger is still eligible for competition and prizes!

Nearly $2000 in prizes will be awarded to the 12 winning filmmakers and it is completely FREE to enter your film!

The deadline for film submissions is June 1, 2018

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Open only to filmmakers 21 years old and younger, the Josiah Media Festival is URBAN-15’s annual nationwide film and media event. It is named after Josiah Miles Neundorf, a talented film and media artist from San Antonio, Texas who passed away in 2006 as a result of osteosarcoma. Despite his short twenty years with us, Josiah expanded the lives of those around him through his brilliance, joy, and determination to create outstanding work amid the physical ravages of illness. In honor of this artist, his parents Marcus and Nancy Neundorf and the URBAN-15 Group created the Josiah Media Festival, an annual film festival designed to showcase outstanding works by young film, video, and media artists.

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 2017 call for entries, we received over 1800 films, adjudicated 217 entries, and selected 12 winners from around the world!

Watch the 2016 Josiah Media Festival Second-Place Animation Film Winner

Rupee Run by Tarun Lak, 21 from Los Angeles, CA!


The Josiah Media Festival is supported, in part, by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture, the San Antonio Film Commission, VuTURE ART, and Friends of URBAN-15.

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