Inspiring San Antonio through film

Filmmakers and film enthusiasts are invited to the free public screening and awards ceremony of the annual competition Neighborhood Film Project (NFP), now in its fifth year.

The screening will be Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio’s historic Deco District, 1920 Fredericksburg Road.

The Neighborhood Film Project is organized by the San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the Department for Culture & Creative Development, and was originally inspired by the neighborhoodtours found online at saculturaltours.com

The competition is a way to foster the local film community while telling the stories of the people, places, and shared experiences that make San Antonio such a culturally vibrant city for residents and visitors. This is the second year filmmakers were also given the opportunity to create 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.”

Film submissions were received from returning award winners and new filmmakers. Winners will be selected in each category and one film will be chosen as “Best in Show.” Cash prizes will be awarded ranging from $250 to $1,500. The public can view all past submittedfilms online at neighborhoodfilmproject.com . The 2014 submissions will be available to view two weeks after the screening.

Find more information about the San Antonio Film Commission at filmsanantonio.com<http://www.filmsanantonio.com>.