Years running: 18 (since 2001)

Josiah Media Festival

International Media festival.


The Josiah Media Festival is URBAN-15’s annual nationwide film and media event that is open only to filmmakers age 21 and younger. It is named after Josiah Miles Neundorf, a talented 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 works in the midst of the physical ravages from this disease. 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.


Winning filmmakers in each category will receive B&H Photo and Video gift cards:

  • $250 for 1st-place,
  • $100 for 2nd-place,
  • $50 for 3rd-place,
  • An additional $250 B&H gift card will be awarded to the “Best-of-Show” winner!


  • Filmmakers interested in submitting their work should be born on or after June 1st, 1997 unless they are entering a film made while they were 21 or younger.
  • All films submitted must have been completed within two years of the June 1, 2016 submission deadline.
  • Films must not exceed 20 minutes total-run-time (TRT includes all credit sequences within the film).
  • All film submissions MUST be accompanied with a completed Entry Form AND a signed Filmmaker’s Release Form. Submit entry forms via mail. If mailed, films should be submitted as high-definition digital files on a thumb drive or Data-DVD – Playable DVDs are not acceptable.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
San Antonio

Official website



2500 S. Presa
San Antonio, TX 78210
United States

Phone: 210-736-1500 


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 01, 2018
  • Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    18 — 20 October 2018
Categories & Fees

Films must not exceed 20 minutes total-run-time (TRT includes all credit sequences within the film).

  • Deadline — free
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