Take to the streets and let your voice be heard.
No professional cameras allowed.
Use your phone, your personal camera, anything that gets you
on the street
your story.

In 1977, through the vision of the internationally acclaimed filmmaker and educator James Blue, with founding director Ed Hugetz and initial financial support of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, SWAMP became the first Texas independent nonprofit organization for the “citizen filmmaker.”

Today SWAMP offers aspiring filmmakers of all ages professional development workshops, after-school programs, summer film classes, special screenings, fiscal sponsorship, THE TERRITORY (our Texas PBS broadcast series), collaborative events, and much more in our mission to promote the creation and appreciation of film and new media as art forms of our diverse, multicultural community.

Deadline: February 28, 2017

Application fee: FREE

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Film Submission Criteria

  • Must be original work
  • Must use easily accessible recording device (mobile phone, flip camera, etc)
  • Length must be less than 3 minutes
  • Only 2 entries per person