More info: https://www.austinfilm.org/afs-grants-overview/
THE 2019 AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY GRANT makes annual grants to film and video artists in the state of Texas. Awards are provided to artists whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity. AFS is committed to fostering diverse and underrepresented voices in independent film. Special attention is paid to provide support to women filmmakers and those who identify with communities of color. Funded through revenues from the Texas Film Awards, the Texas Commission on the Arts and private and corporate donations, the grant serves to redress the loss of public funds for filmmakers by disbursing funds for production and distribution and offering travel stipends to Texas filmmakers. Since 1996, AFS has awarded over $1.86 mil in cash and $300,000 in goods and services to over 400 artists. AFS Grant recipients have shown their films at renowned festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Venice, Tribeca, Rotterdam and SXSW, and have won Independent Spirit Awards and Student Academy Awards.
This year, the AFS Grant will be administered with two application periods and deadlines. The spring call for entries for feature length narrative and documentary projects is now closed. The fall call for applicants of short film projects (under 40 minutes) opens in September.