About Our Festival

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.

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In 2024, the Josiah Media Festival celebrates its 18th 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 2023 call for entries, we received nearly 3,000 films from around the world!

Entering your film into the Josiah Media Festival is completely FREE and couldn’t be easier. Nearly $2000 in prizes will be awarded to winning filmmakers, so send us your film today!

Learn more about the URBAN-15 Group by visiting their website HERE

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