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.

Now in its 11th year, the Josiah Media Festival is one of the longest running youth film festivals in the United States! We are gearing up for our 2016 festival and have officially started the call for entries for new films. If you are, or know of, a filmmaker 21 years old or younger, we want to see your film!

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!

Visit the URBAN-15 website HERE

The Josiah Media Festival is supported, in part, the City of San Antonio Department of Culture and Creative Development, the San Antonio Film Commission, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the San Antonio Area Foundation, Bexar County Department of Community Resources, HEB Tournament of Champions, VuTURE ART, and Friends of URBAN-15.