Posted 11 days ago ago by Javier Flores (Arts)
Javier Flores, Department of Arts & Culture
Local Student Filmmakers Invited to Participate in San Antonio Film Commission’s ‘Our City, Our World Heritage’ Film Contest
Deadline for Submissions is June 9
SAN ANTONIO (May 12, 2017) – Local filmmakers, ages 14-21, are invited to showcase San Antonio as a World Heritage City through the San Antonio Film Commission’s “Our City, Our World Heritage” student film contest. Submissions are currently being accepted through Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. Complete guidelines and the submission form are available at www.filmsanantonio.com.
This contest offers young people of two age groups, 14-17 and 18-21 years old, the chance to enter two film contests at once. The winning "Our City, Our World Heritage" entries will not only be awarded a local prize, but will be automatically entered into the Organization of World Heritage Cities' (OWHC) International Video Production Competition. Local prize amounts are: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. Local winners will be awarded at a screening event to take place this summer.
First-prize winners in each age group will be automatically entered into the international contest portion of the "My City, Our World Heritage" film contest organized by OWHC. At this level, entries will be judged by a jury of three people selected by OWHC. The jury panel will review all submissions by each participating World Heritage city and will select the video production that will win the international competition. Following the panel's decision, the videos of the two overall winning filmmakers will be recognized at the OWHC World Congress in Gyeongju (Republic of Korea) that will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017. The OWHC will also award the winners with the international prize of $1,000 for the 14-17 age group, and $2,000 for the winner of the 18-21 age group.
The San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, is a go-to resource for filmmakers. As a full-service agency that promotes the art and craft of filmmaking in San Antonio, the film commission provides an array of services available to filmmakers including: location scouting, liaison services, permitting, crew and casting calls, and more.
For more information about the San Antonio Film Commission, visit www.filmsanantonio.com.