SWAMP is a non-profit organization that encourages a diverse, multicultural community to create and appreciate film as an art form.
WE ENCOURAGE THE CREATION AND APPRECIATION OF FILM BY OFFERING:
Professional development workshops
Business of Film+New Media Conference
Audience test screenings of works-in-progres
WE SERVE TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF FILM IN HOUSTON AS WELL AS SUPPORT
THE FUTURE OF FILM CULTURE IN OUR REGION.
Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts center in 1977, SWAMP is Houston’s premier creative resource for filmmakers and film lovers. SWAMP promotes film and digital media through education, information, and presentation activities for all ages.
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.