The Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Panel Meets and Metes

Plus, Allison Anders' 'Gas Food Lodging' screens Aug. 21

The Austin Film Society has announced its Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund 2006 panelists and will be screening the work of one of them – Allison Anders' Gas Food Lodging – at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar) on Monday, Aug. 21, 9:45pm. The panelists have sifted through the 136 applications that the TFPF received this year, and grant recipients – who should be "emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas" – will be announced Tuesday, Aug. 22, after three days of panel deliberation. Awards will total $125,000; since 1996, they have totalled about $550,000 to upward of 200 projects. For more details, see

The panel: Allison Anders, filmmaker; Sean Farnel, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival director of programming; Kate Horsfield, Video Data Bank of Chicago executive director

Also from the Austin Film Society ...

A special presentation of Moviemaker Dialogues with Beyond Austin: Resources for Local Filmmakers with guests Matt Dentler (SXSW Film producer), Margaret Brown (Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt), and Bryan Poyser (The Cassidy Kids). The event, which takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, 7pm, at the AFS screening room (Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st), is open only to members at the filmmaker level. To join AFS – and to sign up for tickets beginning Friday, Aug. 18 – visit the Web site.

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