TFPF Grant Recipients

$70,000 to 26 projects

The Austin Film Society's Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund has announced its 2004 awards to 26 "emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas ... whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity." A panel comprising Joan Gratz, Trevor Groth, and Katja Esson decided on the recipients last week, and grants – which total $70,000 – will be awarded in September. For more information on the winning projects and the TFPF, visit

"Silent Radio," Alan Arrivee (narrative); Outside Afghanistan, Beverly Barrett (documentary); Summer Camp, Bradley Beesley (documentary); "Women at the Edge," Maria Berns (experimental); State vs. Reed, Frank Bustoz and Ryan Polomski (documentary); "Letters From the Other Side," Heather Courtney (documentary); "Mississippi Chicken," John Fiege (documentary); Two Days, Paige Griggs (narrative); 3 Black Panthers & the Last Slave Plantation, Jimmy Hall (documentary); Room, Kyle Henry (experimental narrative); "Viva Les Amis," Nancy Higgins (documentary); Best Kept Secret, Jay Hodges and PJ Raval (documentary); "High Stakes," Anne Lewis (documentary); Trip to Roswell, Geoff Marslett (animation narrative); "Video Works 2002-2004," Eileen Maxson (experimental); "15-Minute Wait," Laura O'Keefe (narrative); Choo-Choo-Choose You, Spencer Parsons (narrative); Alas, Poor Yorick, Ben and Jonathan Pascoe (narrative); "Below the Break," Melissa Henry Pratt (narrative); Highway of Death, Jay Reel (narrative); "Digger," Scott Rice (narrative); "My Father in the River," Michel Orion Scott (experimental); Bastard & the Unbroken Home, Karen Skloss (experimental documentary); "Pursuit of Happiness," Jim Steadman (narrative); "Boyhood Dreams," Dorothy VanDeCarr (documentary); "Muertas," Ryan Williams (narrative).

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