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SOUTHWEST ALTERNATE MEDIA PROJECT

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

WHO ARE WE

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.

  • 2024 Young Filmmakers  Bootcamp
    2024 Young Filmmakers  Bootcamp
    Mon, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 03, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Houston Community College Alief Hayes, 2811 Hayes Rd, Houston, TX 77082, USA
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 03, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Houston Community College Alief Hayes, 2811 Hayes Rd, Houston, TX 77082, USA
    SWAMP presents the 2024 Young Filmmakers Bootcamp, a three-week intensive workshop designed for creatives age 12 to 17.
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 04
    Jul 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – Jul 05, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Jul 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – Jul 05, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 01
    Aug 01, 2024, 8:00 PM – Aug 02, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 8:00 PM – Aug 02, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Sep 05
    Sep 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – Sep 06, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Sep 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – Sep 06, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Oct 03
    Oct 03, 2024, 8:00 PM – Oct 04, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Oct 03, 2024, 8:00 PM – Oct 04, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Nov 07
    Nov 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – Nov 08, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Nov 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – Nov 08, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Dec 05
    Dec 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – Dec 06, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Dec 05, 2024, 8:00 PM – Dec 06, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 02
    Jan 02, 2025, 8:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Jan 02, 2025, 8:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 06
    Feb 06, 2025, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Feb 06, 2025, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • Directing for Performance 2-Day Workshop with Kate Phillips
    Directing for Performance 2-Day Workshop with Kate Phillips
    October 8th & 9th, Both Starting 9am to 4pm
    October 8th & 9th, Both Starting 9am to 4pm
    Story Hive, 4010 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003, USA
    October 8th & 9th, Both Starting 9am to 4pm
    Story Hive, 4010 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003, USA
    Join us and Director Kate Phillips to learn the basic toolkit of exercises, terms, and best practices for working with actors. There are only ten available spots!  You will get to work hands on with actors.
  • Opening Date: 10/04/22
    Opening Date: 10/04/22
    https://filmfreeway.com/ExtremelyShorts
    Opening Date: 10/04/22
    https://filmfreeway.com/ExtremelyShorts
    Hey Local Filmmakers! Do you have a short film? Check out Extremely Shorts Film Festival! Submissions open This October
  • No Borders Short Film Competition
    No Borders Short Film Competition
    Last Day To Submit Is September 1st
    Last Day To Submit Is September 1st
    Submit Here On Their Website!
    Last Day To Submit Is September 1st
    Submit Here On Their Website!
    Check out the3rd annual short film competition: Borders | No Borders! With $3,000 in cash prizes available to filmmakers with ties to Texas and its surrounding regions. Submissions are open through September 1st!
  • Aurora Picture Show's 25th Extremely Shorts Film Festival
    Aurora Picture Show's 25th Extremely Shorts Film Festival
    May 20 – 21, 2022
    May 20 – 21, 2022
    Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    May 20 – 21, 2022
    Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett St, Houston, TX 77098, USA
    Celebrate short films of all kinds! Now in its 25th year, the Extremely Shorts Film Festival is a juried competition of all genres of short films and videos (3 minutes or less) from around the world.
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 06
    Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 PM – Jun 07, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 PM – Jun 07, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 02
    May 02, 2024, 8:00 PM – May 03, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    May 02, 2024, 8:00 PM – May 03, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Apr 04
    Apr 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – Apr 05, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Apr 04, 2024, 8:00 PM – Apr 05, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 07
    Mar 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – Mar 08, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – Mar 08, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,
  • First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    First Thursday Short Film Screening & Filmaker Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 01
    Feb 01, 2024, 8:00 PM – Feb 02, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Feb 01, 2024, 8:00 PM – Feb 02, 2024, 12:00 AM
    Houston, Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    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,

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUPPORT SWAMP

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.

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