The AFS Grant for shorts is now open. Apply here.
AFS Grant for Feature Projects
This grant is now closed.
AFS Grant for Short Projects
Opens Sept. 2nd.
Final deadline is Oct. 8th.
Since its inception in 1996, the AFS Grant has awarded over $2 million in cash grants and $340,000 in-kind goods and services to 425 Texas filmmakers, creating life-changing opportunities for artists traditionally under-represented in the film industry and working outside large industry centers. In addition to grants for development, 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. The Austin Film Society is proud to support these Texas filmmakers making their mark in the world.
On Sept 9 and Oct. 2, we will host AFS Grant Webinars via Zoom where we review the application and answer questions about applying for film production funds from AFS. You can find the upcoming workshops here.
For each cycle, an independent panel of esteemed professionals from the national film community convene 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 afterwards.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the grant.