AFS Opens 2021 Short Film Grant Applications

Society will run webinars to help you apply

"The Paint Wizzard," one of the shorts funded by the AFS Grant in 2019. Applications for the 2021 cycle are now open through Sept. 13.

Austin Film Society has announced that applications are now being accepted from filmmakers working on short projects for the AFS Grants.

Since the grant program began in 1996, over $2 million in cash and $340,000 in in-kind goods has been handed out to Texas filmmakers, and the shorts grants have been just as significant as the feature grants (which have their own grant cycle, earlier in the year). Before she was showrunner for the O Network's Queen Sugar, Kat Candler received $3,000 for post-production on her short, "Black Metal." Before she took her rodeo drama Bull to Cannes and SXSW, Annie Silverstein took home $1,000 for "Skunk." Even David Lowery, who helmed the incredible Arthurian tale The Green Knight, got his career moving with $1,000 for production and an extra $1,000's worth Kodak filmstock on his 2007 experimental short, "The Outlaw Son."

The grants are administered by AFS, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and is supported by Oak Cliff Film Festival, Ley Line Entertainment, Kat Candler, MPS Camera and Lighting, and Stuck On On, in addition to the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Looking for some advice on how to apply? There'll two Zoom workshops (6pm, Wed., Aug. 11 and 5pm, Thurs., Sept. 2) to help you through the process (rsvp here).

Find all the forms and details at austinfilm.org. The application window closes 6pm, Sept. 13.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by Richard Whittaker
Austin Film Festival Unleashes <i>The Same Storm</i>
Austin Film Festival Unleashes The Same Storm
The French Dispatch, C’Mon C'Mon headed to fest

Sept. 23, 2021

Fire Music
It’s definitely not trad, dad, in this history of free jazz

Sept. 24, 2021

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Austin Film Society, AFS Grants

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle