Monday, July 07, 2008

Third Annual Josiah Youth Media Festival

URBAN-15 announces the Third Annual Josiah Youth Media Festival on July 10, 11, and 12, 2008.

The three-day event will take place at the URBAN-15 Studio in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to screenings, there will be opportunities for critiques and discussions. A grand prize of a $500 line of credit with B & H Photo & Video will be awarded, as well as additional prizes for various categories.

In 2006, Josiah Miles Neundorf, a talented media artist from San Antonio, Texas, passed away as a result of Osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. In his short twenty years with us, Josiah expanded the lives of those who knew him through his brilliance, his joy and his determination to create outstanding works in the midst of the pain and physical ravages from this disease.

In honor of this artist, who only wanted to share his wonderment with the world around us, his parents, Marcus and Nancy Neundorf with the URBAN-15 Group are announcing the creation of the Josiah Youth Media Festival, an annual event designed to showcase outstanding works by young film, video and media artists.

Screenings of films will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, beginning at 8 p.m.

The Media Now student workshop will be presented on Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with box lunches. The event is offered free of charge to students of all ages; but, as placement is limited, advance registration is required. Please contact Urban-15 by phone or email to sign up.

Tickets for the screenings are $7.50 for general admission, $5 for students, military, and seniors.

The URBAN-15 Group is supported in part by, The Texas Commission on the Arts,
the City of San Antonio’s Office of Cultural Affairs, The University of Texas at San Antonio,
Valero Energy Foundation, Prima Donna Productions,VuTURE ART, and Friends of URBAN-15.