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Houston’s premier creative resource for filmmakers and film lovers since 1977


Multiple Dates
The “first Thursdays” short film evening is always a great networking opportunity or simply a chance to get together with or meet new Houston filmmakers and creative people. This $FREE evening is not to be missed because you won’t get to experience films like this anywhere else. Please arrive early,
Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 PM – Jun 07, 2024, 12:00 AM
Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

SWAMP is a Texas-based media arts organization committed to the film and video art of this region, the artists producing independent images, and to the cultivation of an engaged audience. It is vital to the intellectual and cultural development of any community to have the ability and resources to create its own artistic vision. In order to cultivate a climate for media representation of this region, SWAMP supports the tradition of artists who express their visions through film and new media. SWAMP encourages development of audiences who seek out artistic voices that reflect, celebrate, and examine the cultural, social, and political diversity of their localities.

Become a SWAMP Volunteer

The Southwest Alternate Media Project, Inc. (SWAMP) was founded in 1977 with the vision that executive level volunteers, student volunteers, youth volunteers, film enthusiast volunteers ALL VOLUNTEERS would be the engine that made the “Project” work.  Dominique de Menil was the founding promoter of this media project, in collaboration with James Blue who believed that media would one day be the voice for the voiceless.  Today we continue with that same vision, and we depend on believers and activists like you to contribute to our work.  Yes, the Southwest Alternate Media Project is run by volunteers like you.


Join Us

Become a member and start enjoying benefits such as members-only events with industry professionals, discounts on equipment rental and workshops, and much more!


SWAMP was founded and continues with the support of volunteers. Please consider donating your time to us to help us in our mission to support local filmmakers.


Donations are the foundation of what makes SWAMP run. Donate now to help us support continuing professional development and educational programs for people of all ages.


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