12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/07/2018 12:03
CONTACT: Javier Flores, 210-207-6960
SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 6, 2018) - A woman healing a painful past through self-discovery. A security guard unknowingly guarding something more magnificent than he realizes. An aspiring television faith healer trying to be the best in Texas. And, one of San Antonio's most beloved Fiesta events. These local films and their filmmakers are getting a boost with grant support from the City of San Antonio.
The San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture, announces the winners of its San Antonio Local Filmmaker Grant to four local filmmakers: Allison Herrera, Nathanial 'Than' Niles, Justin Rodriguez, and Dave Sims. The matching grants, each in the amount of $5,000, will assist these directors with the production costs for their projects throughout the rest of 2018 and 2019. The grant is intended to help support and stimulate the growth of the local filmmaking community.
'As we continue celebrating our city's Tricentennial, the rest of Texas and the nation have been witness to San Antonio's history, culture, and all that makes us a unique, world-class destination. And, filmmaking in our city has been a significant part of that storytelling,' San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. 'I congratulate these four San Antonio filmmakers on their accomplishments and thank them for sharing their talents and showcasing our city. We look forward to seeing their films onscreen very soon.'
The Local Filmmaker Grant is a competitive grant awarded through an application process. The program supports local filmmakers who have at least $5,000 in funding commitments in place for all genres of film and video except industrial, promotional pieces, music videos and 'works-for-hire.'
'The San Antonio Film Commission has been a life saver to our movie 'Damsel' with support going far beyond the Local Filmmaker Grant. The Film Commission has served as a partner on our film after the grant was received and is assisting us discover opportunities to further showcase our story and the mostly native San Antonio cast and crew who worked on the movie,' said Scott Langford, recipient of the 2018 Local Filmmaker Grant. 'Making movies is a strategic collaboration between a carefully selected team of professionals working together for a single goal, and the San Antonio Film Commission has been one of our best, most impactful collaborators yet. The local film community is trending towards the positive and the efforts of the San Antonio Film Commission are largely responsible for this recent progression.'
The winning filmmakers and their projects represent diverse topics and genres of film, showcasing the depth of talent and capabilities in the San Antonio film community. The Local Filmmaker Grant projects include:
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