And the Winner is...

"War" by Paolo Sassanelli of Italy

wins first place at the 2010 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival!!

Worldwide Results:

First Place - War, by Paolo Sassanelli of Italy

Second Place - Watching, by Max Myers of the UK

Third Place - Madagascar, by Bastien Dubois of France

Best Animated Feature - Madagascar

Best Edited Feature - War

Best Screenplay - Watching

San Antonio Results:

First Place - War, by Paolo Sassanelli of Italy

Second Place - Party, by Dalibor Matanic of Croatia

Third Place - A Little Inconvenience, by Helene Florent of Canada

Notice - the film that wins in San Antonio also wins worldwide!  Looks like San Antonio has a great eye for films!

Thanks so much to everyone who attended this year's MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival!

URBAN-15 presents


Friday Oct. 1st and

Saturday Oct. 2nd

at 8pm

at the URBAN-15 Studio, 2500 S. Presa

$8 general admission

$5 military, artist, student, senior admission

buy your tickets online

press release

You Be the Judge!


Film lovers in San Antonio will get the chance to unite with audiences spanning 6 continents this week

in watching and then voting for the short film - of 10 finalists - they think should become the winner of the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival!


MANHATTAN SHORT is not only the world's largest short film festival, it is the world's first global film festival, with over 200 cities taking part in this event this week alone. With past Finalists going on to be nominated and a few of note nabbing Oscars in the short film category, this is a unique opportunity for film buffs in San Antonio to get a glimpse of the future filmmakers and story tellers of tomorrow. 

San Antonio and Houston are the only places in the state of Texas where you can view the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.  For more information or to read interviews with the Finalists go to


Josiah Youth Media Festival 2010 Event Press Release

Urban-15 announces the fourth annual Josiah Youth Media Festival on July 8, 9, and 10, 2010.  Over 103 Films have been received from young filmmakers from here in Texas, other states and other countries including our first entry from Iceland.

The three-day event will take place Thursday, July 8th, Friday, July 9th, and Saturday, July 10th, beginning at 8 p.m. at the URBAN-15 Studio at 2500 s. Presa, San Antonio, Texas, 78210.  In addition to screenings there will be opportunities for critiques and discussions at The Media Now free student workshops.  A grand prize of a $500 line of credit with B & H Photo & Video will be awarded, as well as additional prizes for various categories.

Tickets for the screenings are $7 for general admission, $4 for students, military, artists and seniors.

The Media Now student workshop will be presented on Saturday, July 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with box lunches provided. The event is offered free of charge to students ages 21 and younger; but, as placement is limited, advance registration is required. Please contact URBAN-15 by phone or email to sign up.

In 2006, Josiah Miles Neundorf, a talented media artist from San Antonio, Texas, passed away as a result of Osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. In his short twenty years with us, Josiah expanded the lives of those who knew him through his brilliance, his joy and his determination to create outstanding works in the midst of the pain and physical ravages from this disease.

In honor of this artist, his parents, Marcus and Nancy Neundorf with the URBAN-15 Group are proud to announce the continuation of the Josiah Youth Media Festival, an annual event designed to showcase outstanding works by young film, video and media artists.

View Josiah Youth Media Festival 2010 Program

Purchase Tickets to the Josiah Youth Media Festival 2010




FIRST PLACE Drive Oli Helgason Bay Area Video Coalition, CA
SECOND PLACE Shadows Julian Moreno-Pena Say Si, San Antonio, TX
THIRD PLACE I Am Anishinaabe Savannah Parisian In Progress, St. Paul, Minnesota
FOUNDER'S RECOGNITION Even Students "Have a Dream"

Parker Cooley,James Lee

Newcastle, WA
FIRST PLACE The Sleep Project Whitney Bennett, Matthew Cunningham, Thomas Gelo, Harneet Kaur St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX
SECOND PLACE Portrait: Anais Kane Sydney Matterson Bay Area Video Coalition, CA
THIRD PLACE Power Struggle Bernard Kauffman Say Si, San Antonio, TX
FOUNDER'S RECOGNITION Momo David Johnson Bay Area Video Coalition, CA
FIRST PLACE El Violiniste Michael Esparza Harlandale HS, San Antonio, TX
SECOND PLACE Research and Development Riley Metcalfe Northeast School of the Arts, San Antonio, TX
THIRD PLACE How Hitler's 'Stache Came to Be Jonathon Ramirez Harlandale HS, San Antonio, TX
FOUNDER'S RECOGNITION Aspiring Bear Artist Kathy Tran University of Texas, Austin, TX
FIRST PLACE Custody Marco Bottiglieri Highland Park HS, Dallas, TX
SECOND PLACE Dolly Wants a Minion Lena Ozuna, Emmanuel Gallegos, Roger Vega, Emily Hirschman San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity, San Antonio, TX
THIRD PLACE How to Set a House on Fire Henry Zaballos Bay Area Video Coalition, CA
FOUNDER'S RECOGNITION Dayaika Genesis Gonzalez Harlandale HS, San Antonio, TX