Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grant Recipients

$125,000 to 18 filmmakers

The Austin Film Society's Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund has announced its 2006 awards to 18 "emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas ... whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity." Panelists Allison Anders, Sean Farnel, and Kate Horsfield decided on the recipients earlier this week, and grants – which total $125,000 – will be awarded in September, at which point TFPF will have awarded $675,000 to more than 200 people since 1996. For more information on the winning projects and the TFPF, visit www.austinfilm.org.

Miguel Alvarez, "Veterans" (documentary); Amy Bench, "Texas Folk Arts" (documentary); Brian Birdwell, See the World in Darkness (documentary); Toddy Burton, "The Aviatrix" (narrative); Rob Chesnutt, "City Playground" (experimental narrative); Jim Cullers, "A Voice for Change: The Rag, 1966-1977" (documentary); CYC Collaborative, Shores of Another Sea (narrative); Sarah M. Dowling, "The Anatomy of a Frog" (narrative); Chris Eska, August Evening (narrative); Naiti Gamez, "Sadie" (narrative); Jenn Garrison, "Greg" (documentary); Sandra J. Guardado, "Two Trinities" (documentary); Scott P. Harris, The Physics Teacher (documentary); Laura Harrison, Ant (animation/experimental/documentary); David Hartstein, What Makes Kinky Run (documentary); Elizabeth Ladd Lee, "Small Beautiful Hands" (narrative); Lucas W. Millard, "Western" (narrative); P.J. Raval and Jay Hodges, Best Kept Secret (documentary)

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