LAST UPDATE: 7/13/2006 6:48:28 AM
Posted By: Randy Beamer
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A new annual festival for San Antonio is born -- out of a bittersweet story.
It's a tribute to a very talented young filmmaker.
Josiah Neundorf's film work took him to several film festivals, including the well-known Sundance Festival in Utah. Now an international festival for young media artists will be established in San Antonio in his honor.
I met Josiah several years ago when he had a long, red ponytail, and already a growing reputation as a filmmaker while still in his teens. He was one of the high school filmmakers I interviewed on public station KLRN's annual showcase of such work called "Fresh Cut." He was one of several from the North East School of the Arts.
The last time we put Josiah on TV he was bald from the chemotherapy, in the hospital, battling bone cancer. The diagnosis came just days before he graduated from the North East School of the Arts. And about a month after he'd secured a full scholarship to the prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
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