The 2016 AFS Grant cycle will open on March 30, 2016. 

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Once a year, AFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant (formerly known as the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, or TFPF). The Austin Film Society has now given out over $1.6 million to over 421 film and video projects since the program began in 1996. In addition to grants for production, post-production and distribution, we provide cash stipends to Texas filmmakers traveling to prestigious film festivals through its AFS Travel Grant program. Check out past grant recipients here.

Awards are provided to artists whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity. Grant recipients have shown their films at renowned festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca, Venice, Rotterdam and SXSW and have been nominated for Gotham Awards, won Independent Spirit Awards and Student Academy Awards. Several have been released theatrically or in the cable and home video markets. The Austin Film Society is proud to support these Texas filmmakers making their mark in the world.

In AFS Grant Workshops we will review the application and answer questions about applying for film production funds from AFS.

In August, an independent panel of esteemed professionals from the national film community convene in Austin to review applications and administer awards. Award announcements are posted on our website at the conclusion of the panel session and grant disbursements are made in the fall.

Please email us at if you have any questions regarding the grant.

Thanks to our 2015 AFS Grant supporters:

  Kodak The Austin Chronicle

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.  Visit Austin at


AFS Grant Application Documents
Name Owner Date  
AFS-Grant-Online-Instructions   5/27/2015 1:34:32 PM    
2015 AFS Grant Application Instructions

2015 AFS Budget Summary Sheet / Budget Cover Form   5/4/2015 4:53:04 PM    

2015 AFSG Narrative Sample Application   4/7/2015 3:56:33 PM    
Sample Application for a Narrative Feature

2015 AFSG Feature Doc Sample   3/31/2015 11:58:34 AM    
Sample application of a feature documentary.

2015 AFSG Short Doc Sample   3/31/2015 11:57:38 AM    
Sample application of a documentary short.

2015 AFS Grant Blank Budget Form   3/31/2015 11:53:56 AM    
The blank budget form for the 2015 AFS Grant.
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