Film Commission

Grants & Competitions

In addition to state and city production incentives, the San Antonio Film Commission offers a variety of competitions and grants for local filmmakers.

Local Filmmakers Grant

The Local Filmmakers Grant, launched 2012, is a competitive grant with an application process. The program supports local filmmakers who have at least $25,000 in funding commitments in place and have a feature-length motion picture in the pre-production stage.

Details about this year's program coming soon.

Three Local Filmmakers Grants have been awarded, the first resulted in “My Dog The Champion” (, “Stage V” (, and "Rio Grande City." 

Neighborhood Film Project

The Neighborhood Film Project (NFP) is an annual competition in which filmmakers are invited to submit an original film, three to seven minutes in length, highlighting San Antonio. 

Details about this year's competition coming soon. 

San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience

sa48hr Film Experience

The San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience is a local filmmaking challenge event where teams of filmmakers are given specific criteria to incorporate into a film, and then have 48 hours to write, produce, edit, score, and master the final film.

The sa48hr Film Experience is unique in that most other film challenges do not assign specific locations for each film. Locations are assigned from a general list, such as "deserted highway," "historic neighborhood," "public art," or other location styles that show off what great locations are available in San Antonio. 

Details about this year's competition coming soon. 

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