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Local Filmmakers Invited to Submit Original Works for San Antonio Neighborhood Film Project

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SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 10, 2015)
The City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture & Creative Development invites local filmmakers to submit original films, three to seven minutes in length, for the San Antonio Neighborhood Film Project. Now in its sixth year, this film competition highlights the diversity of San Antonio’s neighborhoods, while telling the stories of the people, places, and shared experiences that make San Antonio such a culturally vibrant city for residents and visitors. Registration to participate in the competition is required and closes on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Films by registered participants are due Friday, May 1, 2015. Registration is free. More information is available at 

The Neighborhood Film Project is organized by the San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the Department for Culture & Creative Development. The competition is a way to foster the local film community, while showcasing the Eastside, Southside, Westside and Northside neighborhoods of San Antonio. In addition to short films, filmmakers can submit a 30-second commercial “spot” featuring La Villita Historic Arts Village, Spanish Governor’s Palace, or Historic Market Square for the category, “My Favorite Spot.” New this year is the “My Neighborhood” category that focuses on the filmmaker's choice of a particular San Antonio neighborhood. 

Cash prizes will be offered for eligible first, second and third place films, which will be judged by a committee of industry professionals including artists, screenwriters, filmmakers and other media professionals. In the “My Favorite Spot” category, only one prize will be awarded for the highest scoring film.

For more information on the 2015 Neighborhood Film Project, visit Find more information about the San Antonio Film Commission at 


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