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 2017 “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. Congratulations to Fatima Aguillon, a student at Harlandale High School and the winner of the 14 – 17 age group, and Xavier Garza, a student at Northwest Vista College and 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 have been automatically entered into the international contest. The international contest will announce its winners during the OWHC World Congress in Gyeongju (Republic of Korea) October 31 – November 3, 2017. Good luck, Fatima and Xavier!
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!