1999 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grants

Thirty-two recipients of filmmaking grants from the Austin Film Society, totaling $50,000 and ranging from $1,000-5,000.

The Austin Film Society proudly announces the recipients of the 1999 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund. Visiting panelists James Benning, Loretta Todd, and Adam Goldberg awarded a total of $50,000, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, in grants to 32 Texas filmmakers in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, and San Antonio. Now entering its fourth year, the Fund is financed with revenues raised by the Austin Film Society through benefit premieres and private and corporate donations. Applications for TFPF2000 will be available next April.


Ideal (narrative short)

Andrew Arbuckle, $1,000 distribution

A Troll's Bridge (narrative feature)

Andy Cockrum, $1,000 post-production

Nightstand (narrative short)

Jason Cortlund, $1,000 production

Los Trabajadores: The Workers (documentary short)

Heather Courtney, $1,000 production

The Speed of Light (narrative short)

Mel Cowan, $1,000 post-production

Green: Environmental Justice in South Louisiana (documentary feature)

Laura Dunn, $5,000 production

Writing on the Boxcar (documentary short)

Matthew Fliehler, $1,000 production

A Little Death (narrative short)

Greg Gilpatrick, $1,000 production

Attack of the Bat Monsters (narrative feature)

Kelly Greene, $1,000 post-production

Monotype Movement (animation short)

Gabel Karsten, $1,000 production

In the Shadow (documentary feature)

Michelle Kelso, $1,000 production

Sophie (narrative feature)

Helen Haeyoung Lee, $1,900 production

Kreuz Market: No Sauce, No Sides, No Silverware (documentary feature)

Ken Lewin, $1,000 production

The Frog in the Well (documentary short)

Cervando David Martínez, $5,000 distribution

Passage (narrative short)

Isaac Mathes, $1,900 post-production

Comrades (documentary feature)

Mitko Panov, $5,000 post-production

Records (experimental short)

Rene Ivan Penaloza-Galvan, $1,000 post-production

Big Noise, Small Noise (documentary short)

Justin Rice, $1,000 post-production

The Dicks From Texas (documentary feature)

Martha Scarborough, $1,000 production

Cathedral Ridge (narrative feature)

Jenny Stark, $1,900 production

Throwing Stones at the Sun: The 70DR Diaries (experimental short)

Aaron J. Valdez, $2,000 post-production

What Is Beauty? (documentary short)

Celeste Serna Williams, $1,000 production


Folk Healing Practices in the Latino Immigrant Community (documentary short)

Michael Van Wagenen, $1,000 production


A Woman's Place (documentary feature)

Jim Brennan, $1,000 production

Ghesmat (Destiny) (documentary short)

Bani Khoshnoudi, $1,900 production

3 Shorts: Untitled Collaborations (experimental short)

Marty Walker, $1,875 production


A Hundred Hail Marys (narrative short)

Cristina Ibarra, $1,000 production


This State I'm In (narrative feature)

Robert Ziebell, $1,000 distribution


A Lowrider Spring Break en San Quilmas (narrative feature)

Efrain Gutierrez, $1,525 distribution


I Am Joaquin (experimental short)

Ray Santisteban, $1,000 production

After My Own Heart (narrative feature)

Raymond Anthony Villareal, $1,000 production


Link Wray (documentary feature)

Tommy Nix, $1,000 production

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