2024 Annual #FilmSA Competition Winners Announced

Published on May 02, 2024

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Awards ceremony & screening to take place May 4, 2024, at Mission Marquee Plaza.

SAN ANTONIO (May 2, 2024) — The San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture, today announced the winners of its annual #FilmSA Contest. Hosted in collaboration with the City's World Heritage Office, contest applicants had the option to enter films in two categories: "Beyond the Plate: Exploring San Antonio’s Food System” or "Lights, Camera, Action, SA!" Filmmakers were entered into the age categories 14 – 17 years old and 18 – 21 years old with three winners receiving $1,000 prizes and a public screening at an Awards Ceremony held at Mission Marquee Plaza (3100 Roosevelt Ave.) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2024. 2024

#FilmSA Contest Winners:

  • Beyond the Plate: Exploring San Antonio’s Food System – Age 14-17: Driftwood Productions with “SA Food Prosperity”
  • Lights, Camera, San Antonio! – Age 14-17: Gabriel Brewster with “Come See SA”
  • Lights, Camera, San Antonio! – Age 18-21: Paloma Monterrubio “3RD PLANET”

"This film contest is not just a competition; it is an opportunity for San Antonio’s young filmmakers to explore our city’s people, places, and this year our local food system,” said Colleen Swain, Director of the City of the San Antonio World Heritage Office. “Each year, I look forward to seeing how our youth are motivated to use film as a way to share their thoughts and experiences to inform and educate others about complex issues, such as our food system, and why building food resiliency is vital for a sustainable and equitable future, especially as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.”

The contest’s purpose is to inspire youth to explore the art and craft of filmmaking while expanding their knowledge of and appreciation for San Antonio.

“San Antonio continues to be one of the best places in the nation to live and work as a filmmaker,” said Department of Arts & Culture Executive Director Krystal Jones. “The film culture here is constantly expanding, and these youth filmmakers demonstrate the incredible possibilities of what they will become and what they’ll create in the future.”

The San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture, is a one-stop shop for all things filmmaking in the seventh largest city in the US. The Film Commission helps with permits, location scouting, government liaison services, crew and resource information, casting calls and more. For more about filming in San Antonio, visit FilmSanAntonio.com and @filmsanantonio.