Last Day for AFS Film Grants

Get your AFS Grant applications in before midnight

Last Day for AFS Film Grants

Indie filmmaking is a tough game. Even a few thousand or a few hundred dollars can be the make-or-break difference between getting a finished film ready for distribution and a pipe-dream script synopsis. Today could be your last chance to make that leap, with June 2 as the final date to get your grant application in to the Austin Film Society.

Formerly known as the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund (but still open to all Texas productions), the AFS Grant program has handed out over $1.7 million to 466 film and video projects since their establishment in 1996.

Aside from the cash grants, there is a series of in-kind awards available including:

• the AFS Powered by Dell Grant, providing a post-production suite valued at $10,000
• a total of $5,000 worth of 16mm and 35mm film stock courtesy of Kodak
• $10,000 worth of camera, lighting, and grip services from Austin's MPS Camera
• and the Colaborator Narrative Short Film grant, sponsored by Colaborator and co-sponsored by the Texas Motion Picture Alliance, which is basically the entire budget and equipment to write, shoot, and edit a short, in a can.

The list of previous recipients is a who's who of local talent: Keith Maitland's Tower, Clay Liford's Slash, Steve Mims' Starving the Beast, Andrew Bujalski's Results, Berndt Mader's Booger Red, Carleton Ranney's Jackrabbit - and that's just the 2014 recipients. Over two decades since its establishment, mainstays of Austin and Texas filmmaking, including the Zellner Bros., Kat Candler, Bob Byington, Bryan Poyser, Kyle Henry, Duane Graves, Heather Courtney, Don Swaynos, and PJ Raval, have all benefited from the program.

Download the application pack at www.austinfilm.orh/afsgrant, but hurry: the deadline is 11:59pm Central tonight.

If you need some help filling out the forms, here's part one of a series of videos that will take you step-by-step through the process (you can watch all nine videos at the AFS Youtube page).

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