The URBAN-15 Group will officially begin the call for entries for the 2017 Josiah Media Festival on February 1, 2017! We will begin accepting short films made by filmmakers 21 or younger from around the world. There is NO Entry fee to submit a film and we will be awarding nearly $2000 in prizes! Films must be no longer than 20 minutes total-run-time and will be entered into four film categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental. Films must be accompanied with a completed Entry and Release Form which are available for download at urban15.org and josiahmediafestival.com. Films must be submitted as HD digital files on thumb drives or Data-DVDs or sent digitally. Film submissions can be entered into competition via mail or through online digital submission. Mailed submissions should be sent to the Josiah Media Festival at 2500 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210. Filmmakers interested in entering materials online can call (210) 736-1500 or email email@example.com for more information on the online submission process. The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2017! In 2017, the Josiah Media Festival will celebrate its 11th consecutive year as a juried festival and is one of the nation’s longest-running film festivals exclusively for young filmmakers! In 2016, the festival received 252 films from 39 countries with the adjudication narrowing the selection down to the 58 best films. Since 2007, the Josiah Media Festival has received short films from filmmakers hailing from India, Australia, Denmark, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Russia, Iran, the Philippines, Portugal, New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Taiwan, Finland, Kosovo, Estonia, and the USA; it has truly become a global festival! The Josiah Media Festival was founded in 2007 to honor Josiah Miles Neundorf, a talented media artist from San Antonio, who succumbed in 2006 to bone cancer. In honor of this artist, his parents, Marcus and Nancy Neundorf, and URBAN-15 created the Josiah Media Festival, designed to showcase outstanding works by young filmmakers around the world. Since its founding, young filmmakers participating in the Josiah Media Festival have gone on to receive acclaim at other film festivals worldwide, received attention from national and international media, and begun thriving professional careers. “URBAN-15′s Josiah Media Festival is one of the best film fests in San Antonio. Every year, the shorts films sent from all over the world by filmmakers under 21 years of age confirm what I see as a growing trend: oftentimes, student films are better – much better – than films made by adult directors.” - Enrique Lopetegui, San Antonio Current, July 10, 2013 For more information on the 2017 Josiah Media Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (210) 736-1500, or visit our websites, www.josiahmediafestival.com and www.urban15.org.