Film Contests

The San Antonio Film Commission holds two annual contests for local filmmakers.

My City, Our World Heritage Student Film Contest

The annual “My City, Our World Heritage” Student Film Contest asks filmmakers ages 14 – 21 to showcase San Antonio as a World Heritage City. This contest is modeled off of the Organization of World Heritage Cities’ (OWHC) International Video Production Competition, which is held once every two years. On the years when the OWHC holds its contest, the winners of the local “My City, Our World Heritage” Student Film Contest will be automatically entered into the international contest.

The San Antonio “My City, Our World Heritage” Student Film Contest winners were announced at a special screening on September 2 at 8 p.m. at Mission Marquee Plaza. Fatima Aguillon, a student at Harlandale High School was the winner of the 14 – 17 age group, and Xavier Garza, a student at Northwest Vista College was the winner of the 18 – 21 age group. Fatima and Xavier received $1,000 in prize money for the local portion of the contest and were entered into the international contest.

During the November 2 OWHC World Congress in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Fatima was announced as the winner of the international competition! Aguillon took the top spot in the 14-17 age group, competing against 15 entries from 13 other countries including Spain, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia and Ecuador. Her three-minute film was shown during the announcement at World Congress and she received a $1,000 cash prize from the OWHC. CONGRATULATIONS, FATIMA! Check out her international award-winning video below! 

Fatima Aguillon: 2017 OWHC International Video Production Contest Winner - 14 - 17 Age Group                                                           


#FilmSA Contest

The #FilmSA Contest is for local filmmakers of all ages and has a different theme each year. Details for this year’s #FilmSA Contest coming soon!

FilmSA Contest