Founder Josh Merwin

Josh Merwin has viewed the world through a camera lens since he was 8 years old. He combined his mom’s passion for photography and his dad’s love of sports and started his career shooting for ESPN Magazine and Sports Illustrated. His passion for storytelling grew and after working on a documentary film for 12 years, he realized the need for a major sports film festival. This led to the creation of the International Sports Film Festival, a place that will help other filmmakers launch their stories and encourage the next generation to follow their dreams.