TFPF Panelists Announced, Screenings Set

Judges will determine 2011 grant recipients

Filmmaker and TFPF panelist Barry Jenkins
Filmmaker and TFPF panelist Barry Jenkins

The Texas indie film scene is pretty chummy – a place where everybody knows your name (and, um, they're always glad you came?) – so every year the Austin Film Society wisely farms out the task of determining precisely which of those Texas indie film scenesters gets a grant from AFS' Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund.

This year's judges – three non-Texans and distinguished filmmakers, all of 'em – are Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy); Anne Lai (the Sundance Institute's producer-in-residence); and Ian Olds (Occupation: Dreamland). The panel will review the 2011 TFPF grant applications and ultimately award some $90,000 in cash, goods, and services to Texan filmmakers; the grant recipients will be announced on Aug. 26.

Prior to that, there will be a night of programming devoted to the panelists' earlier work, with a collection of short films by Jenkins screening on Aug. 21, 7pm, at the Alamo South Lamar, followed by Olds' award-winning documentary Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi at 9:30pm.

Find out more – including how to get tickets – here.

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