Did that get your attention?
Okay, so, yes, it's free, but they're not just handing it out like candy – you gotta earn it. "They" would be the Austin Film Society
. They're now accepting applications for the 2008 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund
, AFS' long-running grant program. The press release says it all:
"This year, AFS will give out at least $100,000 to emerging film and video artists in Texas, in cash grants up to $25,000, as well as Kodak film stock and in-kind services from Seattle-based Alpha Cine Labs, a new sponsor of TFPF."
AFS Director of Artist Services Bryan Poyser
– a former recipient, and no slouch
in the moviemaking department himself – will be hosting free workshops all over the state in coming months. To find out if he'll be coming to your town soon, check out austinfilm.org
. There, you can also find the answer to most any question, as well as download the 2008 application.
The deadline is June 2, 2008.