SWAMP offers a variety of programs to support the filmmaker and film enthusiast.


The TerritoryA statewide PBS broadcast series featuring independent short films and videos.
Click here for a description of the current season, or here for information on how to submit your short film for consideration.

WorkshopsA series of courses for the emerging and developing filmmaker. We also offer workshops for the film entusiast.

Media Literacy Institute: Training workshops and seminars incorporating analysis, aesthetics and production elements of media arts and media literacy education.

Media Bulletin: A monthly e-newsletter with information pertinent to independent media artists and audiences. Sign up!

Sponsored Projects Program: Serves as a nonprofit fiscal sponsor to selected independent film and video productions based on a review of concept, budget and personnel. To submit a project proposal, visit our Fiscal Sponsorship information page to read our application guidelines.

Media Artist Residencies: Artists teach film and video production and media literacy skills to kids in schools and other venues.

Summer Teen Filmmaking CampWeek-long intensive classes cover screenwriting, production, and post-production elements.

Monthly Salon: Provides a monthly networking opportunity for Houston media professionals, students, and members.

Click here for information on how you can support these programs or become a SWAMP member.