What to see at the 5th annual Josiah Media Festival 

click to enlarge Anthony Peterson in Nicholas Wachter’s The Receptionist. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Anthony Peterson in Nicholas Wachter’s The Receptionist.

The 5th Annual Josiah Media Festival is an event only open to nationwide filmmakers age 21 and younger and is designed to showcase outstanding works by young film, video, and media artists. URBAN-15 will be awarding over $1,000 in prizes to the winners at the awards presentation on Saturday, July 9. The following is the complete schedule of screenings:

Thursday, July 7: Truth Be Told (Marco Bottiglieri, 20 min.), Come to the Table (Zoe Salnave, 9 min.), Spirit Dance (Milla Carr, 3 min.), Big Kids, Big Words (Alison Forsyth, 4 min.), likolibrium (Mark Astorga, Victor Garza, Luis Ramirez, San Antonio, 2.5 min.), Urban Gardening (Tyler McCardle, San Antonio, 7.5 min.), Goodtimes (Matthew Cunningham, San Antonio, 8 min.), Vocation (Emileigh Potter, San Antonio, 8 min.), Jazz Poets Society of SA (Cesar Martinez, San Antonio, 11 min.), Sun and Moon (JJ Rubin, San Antonio, 5 min.), A Thing or Two About Love (Maqui Gaona, San Antonio, 10 min.), Apocalypse (Edgar Patino, 3 min., Best Experimental film winner), Independence in Sight (Lauren Lindberg, Bonita Tindle, Sydney Matterson, Julian Compagni-Portis, 8 min., Best Documentary winner), Circuit Breaker (Matthew Cunningham, San Antonio, 16 min., Best Animation winner), The Receptionist (Nicholas Wachter, San Antonio, 14 min., Best Narrative film winner).

Friday, July 8: Ellie (Maggie Richardson, San Antonio, 9.5 min.), A World Away (Marina Davila, San Antonio, 3.5 min.), Futures for Granted (Miranda Whitus, Omar Hilario, San Antonio, 9 min.), Variance (Tyler McCardle, San Antonio, 3.5 min.), La Historia de Domingo García (Robert Camacho García, San Antonio, 14 min.), Art of Logic (Taylor Thornton, San Antonio, 5.5 min.), This is My World (Annie Ferguson, Jaiden Grayson, 10 min.), likolibrium (Mark Astorga, Victor Garza, Luis Ramirez, San Antonio, 2.5 min.), Round 1 with Ronnie Cantu (Nicco Vasquez, San Antonio, 4.5 min.), Ça Va Bien (Joscelyne Ponder, San Antonio, 4.5 min.), Reservation Realities (Shanice Whiteman, 9.5 min.), Holding On to Nothing (Adrian Rene Garcia, San Antonio, 3.5 min.), I’m Here (Alonzo Clemens, Brooklyn Smith, 5 min.), plus the winners in the experimental, documentary, animation, and narrative categories: Apocalypse, Independence in Sight, Circuit Breaker, and The Receptionist.

Saturday, July 9: Burn Spark (Maqui Gaona, San Antonio, 10 min.), On Call (Valerie Orta, San Antonio, 7.5 min.), Nature’s Child (Brooklyn Isham, 3 min.), Growing a Community (Kyle Drahl, Jennifer Castilleja, San Antonio, 9 min.), Letters from the Grave (Michael Alfaro, San Antonio, 8 min.), Dorky’s Arcade (Rheanna Murray, Brennen Smith, 3 min.), likolibrium (Mark Astorga, Victor Garza, Luis Ramirez, San Antonio, 2.5 min.), Superior (Julian Moreno Pena, San Antonio, 5 min.), Volition (Maqui Gaona, San Antonio, 5 min.), Dust (Michael Miner, 1 min.), Peace Be Upon You (Ricardo Castro, Mia Kozlovsky, Bernard Kauffman, Marcos Kauffman, San Antonio, 9 min.), (Mis) Construction (Aaron Richmond-Havel, San Antonio, 16 min.), Bridging the Gap (Stephanie Hoang, 9 min.), plus the winners in the experimental, documentary, animation, and narrative categories: Apocalypse, Independence in Sight, Circuit Breaker, and The Receptionist. Followed by the Best In Show Awards ceremony.

 

Screenings begin at 8pm each night at the URBAN-15 Studio located at 2500 South Presa. Entrance fee is $7 general admission and $5 for military, artists, students, and seniors, and $15 for a three-day pass. For more info, visit urban15.org.

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