True story of the first oil gusher in 1901 which launched Texas into the petroleum age. The first scene from the feature film.
Support Spindletop, a short film about Texas' first oil gusher in 1901 which launched the state into the petroleum age.
'Slacking Towards Bethlehem: J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius.' YOU'LL PAY TO KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY THINK!
Help support the completion of Sandy Boone's documentary exploring J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius!
The story of the legendary editor Gene Roberts and his remarkable turnaround of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Support The Newspaperman, a story of the legendary editor Gene Roberts and his remarkable turnaround of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1970s and ‘80s.
A short animated film about a woman's experience with chronic pelvic pain - how health professionals have failed her, guys rejected her, and anger and shame plagued her body.
Support AFS grant recipient, Shelby Hadden's short animated film about a woman's experience with chronic pelvic pain.
What happens when you've seen too many romantic comedies? You move to Paris and turn your life into one.
Support AFS grant recipient Scott Harris latest project!
"i'm going to make you love me" is a tragi-comedic story of survival told between two weddings; one exceptional and the other legal.
Support Karen Bernstein's tragi-comedy story of survival told between two weddings!
A feature film about conquistador turned shaman Cabeza de Vaca that explores cultural, personal and natural transformation.
Support AFS grant recipient, David Fenster's OPUNTIA, a documentary about conquistador turned shaman Cabeza de Vaca that explores cultural transformation!
Screenwriter. Novelist. Playwright. The inside story of famed writer William Goldman. As only he can tell it.
Support Caroline Case's new film about the famed writer William Goldman!
A visionary art-house film that explores humanity and pushes the boundaries of narrative filmmaking
Support 2015 AFS grantee, Daniel Levin's Bagatelle--a visionary art-house film!
First Hell, Now Purgatory!! Help Underworld get through the giant beast called Post Production.
Support AFS member, Vanessa Pla, finish her film, UNDERWORLD--a slacker comedy in the making!
Support 2015 AFS Grant recipient, Daniel Laabs, raise production funds for his feature, Jules of Light and Dark!
A documentary film about loud & legendary Texas LGBT rights activist Ray Hill and his legacy of shaping a local and national movement.
Support Travis Johns' documentary project about loud & legendary Texas LGBT rights activist Ray Hill and his legacy of shaping a local and national movement!
Leading double lives and seeking redemption, a transgender man, a drag queen and a corrupt lawyer collide in this urban purgatory.
AFS MAKE-level member Nate Locklear has just a few days remaining in his campaign for this micro-budget feature. Support now!
A documentary about acclaimed collage artist, Lance Letscher, and his transition from intricate paper to a metal mural in Austin, TX.
Support Sandra Adair's directorial debut! This documentary follows acclaimed collage artist, Lance Letscher, and his transition from intricate paper to a metal mural in Austin, TX!
A comedy set in New Orleans about a young girl raising money for college by any means necessary!
Director Angela Tucker served on Austin Film Society's grant jury in 2014 and helped support a number of great Texas projects. Now you can support her latest film, a New Orleans-set comedy with a black female protagonist.
What would happen if everyone who came to your wedding had to sign off on your divorce?
An offbeat comedy about a young couple's divorce, featured in AFS's Works-In-Progress program last year.
A feature-length documentary about the legendary Texas dance hall, the Broken Spoke, and its proprietor, James White.
Honky Tonk Heaven captures the essence of the Broken Spoke's storied country music heritage and its fight to stay relevant in Austin's changing economic and physical landscape. Support this project now!
An existential ghost story about a pizza delivery driver who receives a cryptic transmission from beyond the grave.
Support former AFS grant recipient, Daniel Stuyck's existential ghost story!
Neil is a questioning teen who secretly writes erotic fan fiction about a popular SciFi hero. When his classmate Julia discovers this, she leads him on an adventure of self discovery.
Support AFS Grant recipient, Clay Liford, on his journey to bring erotic fan fiction to the screen!
A fiction feature inspired by James Dean about a teenage rebel who comes of age into a headscarf and a motorcycle.
Support AFS Grant recipient, Susan Youssef, on her latest feature film inspired by James Dean!
Slow Burn is a documentary which examines the racial, economic, and culinary tensions of the BBQ scene in Austin's East Side.
Support AFS Member, Jeff Mertz, latest documentary project that tackles the racial and economic tensions of the BBQ scene on Austin's east side!
This is the story of how public access TV helped shape the culture of Austin, one of America's weirdest cities.
The history of Austin's public access TV is documented in this new film by AFS member John Spottswood Moore. Help them tell the story of how this important institution played a key role in the careers of Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, Bill Hicks and more!
Two interracial Chicago couples struggle to keep their love alive when secrets and long-simmering resentments rise to the surface. New York Times Critics Pick and 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!!!
AFS Grant recipient and Cannes alumnus Kyle Henry embarks on a new feature film.
An alcoholic, theoretical physicist seeks to right the wrongs of his past by applying his unified theory to reality.
AFS Member Keaton Smith cites FAT CITY, A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE and AFTER HOURS as influences on this short film project. Help this unique vision come to life by supporting it today!
A young girl growing up in East Texas, nicknamed "Frog," struggles to maintain her innocence as she watches her parent’s marriage fall apart.
Support AFS Member Danielle Johnson's gorgeous short film as they prep for production in early August!
Timothy Brian Cole died in a Texas prison. He was innocent! Help us tell his story.
AFS member project tells the tragic story of a wrongly imprisoned Texas man. Help them raise funds for research & production.
New Sir Doug documentary needs your help in securing music rights for the film. The time is NOW for the world to honor Doug Sahm!
This fabulous 2015 SXSW selection about the inimitable musician Doug Sahm is an alumni of AFS Works-In-Progress program. Support their campaign to secure music rights for the many Doug Sahm songs that help to tell his story.
Families struggle to reclaim their lives from the isolation of chronic illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
What if you got sick, but no one believed you? This fascinating AFS Grant funded documentary feature explores the hidden world of chronic illness and chemical sensitivity.
A man is forced to face his divorce when he encounters a mythical beast and is the victim of a shocking act of violence.
Production begins soon on Michael Roberson's DEVIL'S HORSE. The production needs funding for several key elements. Show your support for AFS Member/UT Student Michael Roberson and his project today!
A Texas grandfather's extraordinary quest to protect the coral reefs and his challenge to humanity to take care of the things we love.
Directed by AFS member Brad Love, this documentary seeks to raise awareness about protecting the coral reefs. Help raise awareness and support this project today.
Meggan's Journey takes you inside the mind of a woman diagnosed with cancer dealing with dating, employment, bills and relationships
AFS member Jason Leal seeks your support to tell this personal story about a woman's battle with cancer. Back this project today!
A practical effects driven splatter comedy featuring a metalhead, his guitar and carnage.
Chris McInroy and The Bear Media bring you a new gore-core comedy short--sure to be both bloody and hilarious.
Follow and support this mystical brew of old-school special effects and tough-as-nails teen witches.
AFS Grantee MIDDLE WITCH-- a short about teen witches!
A Holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year old girl in the Bronx.
Creator of the DAZED & CONFUSED "Making Of" Documentary has a new documentary in the works!
Based on the award-winning script, Promise Me will wreck your emotions in the best way possible.
AFS Member Kevin Machate is nearly done with his short film (based on an award-winning script). Support his campaign for post-production and distribution funds!
An unambitious young writer attempts to escape his slacker surroundings for the great American unknown in this Austin independent film.
A talented team of Austin filmmakers need your help to produce this local independent feature. Support this Kickstarter Staff Pick today!
Be a part of the Juani Begood Show! Promote short, funny, awkward sketches made by women!
AFS member Juanita Butler needs your help to produce this Austin-based comedy web series, made by women!
Seniors at a prom night party wander into an abandoned prison at the edge of town and return changed forever.
AFS Grant-funded project, THE HONOR FARM, is an Austin-set teen genre film with an unusual setting. This is the first narrative feature by Austin documentarian, editor and rocker, Karen Skloss. Check out their creative donation rewards and support them today!
Becoming LESLIE explores the unapologetic life of Leslie Cochran, the thong-clad homeless man turned cultural icon in the heart of Texas.
This Austin-based filmmaking team tell the beautiful story of an Austin icon who represented the city's unique spirit. Vote for LESLIE!
AFS Member Jordan Jones is funding for post-production on a feature starring Katherine Waterston (INHERENT VICE) and Frances Shaw.
You did it! It's online! Watch it. Share it. Love it.
The talented folks at Austin's Beef and Pie productions are raising funds to distribute their feature documentary, which is about an important piece of Austin's "weird" history!
Otter finally finds an elusive horror film, only to realize she's doomed herself to an encounter with the Slow Creep.
Third in a trilogy of short horror films, SLOW CREEP is for all the art horror fans out there. It recently received AFS' Kodak Grant and will shoot on 35mm. Show your support today!
A SXSW autobiographical documentary about how a 16 year old evolves into a bank robber. Bring it to a theater near you!
Help ensure that this amazing documentary by Darius Clark Monroe (one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 new faces of independent film in 2014) is seen around the country. The film received an AFS grant in 2007.
An American filmmaker, who has seen far too many romantic comedies, moves to Paris to try to live out his dreams and look for love.
AFS Grant Alumnus Scott Harris is funding for the follow up film to his wonderful recent documentary, BEING GINGER. Help him reach his goal!
On his first day on the job, a high school algebra teacher mixes up his medications to disastrous results.
Support the new short by AFS Board Member and former AFS Grantee Bryan Poyser!
In the 1980's - A few disenfranchised Okie teens mastered the art of prank phone calls which became known as Park Grubbs.
Bradley Beesley (OKIE NOODLING, SUMMERCAMP) and Ben Steinbauer (WINNEBAGO MAN) embark on another stranger-than-fiction documentary adventure. We can't wait to see this movie!
A sign language interpreter, who makes phone calls for deaf people, is emotionally and physically sucked into her callers lives.
AFS Grantee Lauren Kinsler enters the strange world of sign language interpreters in this short fiction. Go Lauren!
An important documentary by AFS member Seema Mathur needs your support!
A web documentary series about all things Barton Springs!
This interactive documentary exploring the culture and ecology of Barton Springs is a sponsored project of the Austin Film Society.
Former AFS Artist Services Apprentice and Austin Film Festival Award Winner Zach Endres is making a new short! Support!
Support this project that's currently seeking out production funds! Two former AFS interns are part of the team.
An Unromantic Comedy about the Perils of Staying Together when You Should Really be Apart.
AFS Artist Intensive Alumni project is funding for production-- help them get to their goal!
A Ghanaian student's vision of his future takes a sudden turn after his father's death. Obligation and ambition clash in modern Africa.
AFS Narratives-in-progress alums Travis Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris are heading into post-production on this dramatic feature made entirely on location in Ghana.
This throwback 80's sci-fi film needs your help creating practical special effects for their 16mm nostalgic feature film!
Narratives-in-Progress alum (DIG) Stephen Belyeu needs your support for his upcoming feature with practical special effects!
When his mother gets out of prison, Arvind, 16, revisits old family wounds by writing a play from her perspective.
2012 AFS Grant recipient film ARVIND is moving into post-production but can't do it without your support. Back this AFS Grant-funded film today!
Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.
AFS Grant recipient seeks funding to reach audiences across the country, and get people talking about issues faced by gay retirees. Support a great film and a great cause all at once!
We're taking this outrageous and heartfelt comedy about love and revenge in Austin, Texas on a road show and we need your help!
AFS supported filmmaker Bryan Poyser looks to bring his hilarious comedy on the road. THE BOUNCEBACK premiered at the 2013 SxSW Film Festival.
Support this AFS member's project today!
A family with a history of violence and a lonely comedienne become entangled with the possible second coming of Christ.
Talented Austin filmmaker and cinephile Matt Latham seeks your support to complete his first feature. Help him reach his goal!
A man gets into a terrible traffic accident in the middle of nowhere.... And two religious zealots try their best to "save" him.
Former AFS grant recipient John Bryant is seeking production funds for his new short film. Back this project today!
The first movie ever about intramural sports. It's the epic sports movie... for the guys who don't deserve one.
Former AFS Grant recipients are now seeking funding on this exciting new project!
The hidden story of how the Keystone XL pipeline battle in East Texas built a community of resistance to the climate crisis in America
This project was a 2012 AFS Grant recipient! We are proud supporters.
Daisy Brown is a 13 year old girl with a strange illness: her teeth won't stop growing. But that's the least of her problems.
We can't wait to see this new short film by AFS member Jennifer Cox. Help her reach her goal!
When her pit bull is stolen by a dog fighter, Leila must do whatever it takes to get him back.
Former AFS grant recipient Annie Silverstein is embarking on a new short!
An inside look at Texas high school theatre within a season of the One Act Play competition.
Landry Gideon received an AFS Grant in 2012 for this project, which goes behind the scenes of competitive high school theater in Texas.
With your help, this award winning independent feature has a chance at obtaining distribution!
Help an AFS grant-recipient find an audience!
There's a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by a group of exonerated men who have all spent decades in prison.
We are excited about this wonderful Texas story! Documentarian Jamie Meltzer is a director to watch. His previous film, THE INFORMANT, was partially produced in Austin.
Rey, a spiritual crossing guard and R&B enthusiast, finds help from a gothed-out girl in dealing with the death of his mother.
AFS members Lauren Kinsler and Martin De Leon embark on a new short film. It is sure to be a winner!
A short documentary about Phil Collins attempting to redefine his public persona while on tour promoting his new book about the Alamo.
TFPF recipient Ben Powell's new short documentary about Phil Collins
A documentary film about the legendary 9-time GRAMMY-winning western swing band, now in its 42nd year.
From Ray Benson, performer at many a Texas Film Hall of Fame!
The legend of Dock Ellis includes LSD, hair curlers & beaning batters. We explore the man behind the legend and his legacy.
2009 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grantee - $2,000 for Production
Eagle Pennell's nephew carries on the filmmaking tradition.
Now available for download on Steam! A victim of childhood bullying decides she will no longer suffer silently in this darkly comic story of revenge and Christmas.
AFS Member project!
“Black Sun” follows 2 African American scientists as they study the 20May annular eclipse (Tokyo) and the 14Nov total eclipse (Cairns).
From the producer of A SWINGIN' TRIO
Yay! A doc on The Gourds by a wonderful documentarian.
Aurora's new home will expand the creative opportunities for all ages. Create a media arts center by funding equipment & furnishings.
Our friends in Houston are expanded!
A short film about a man forced to confront his past after he finds a recording device embedded in his ear.
2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grantee - $2000 in Alpha Cine services, $3000 in Kodak film stock
Two Bosnian brothers living in America make their way home for the first time since escaping the war in order to bury their father.
Exciting Bosnian feature by Austin-based filmmaker
A short action/sci-fi film that pits Joe, an everyday man from South Texas, against Death, an angel, and Jesus himself.
AFS Members Dana Archip & Mario Pena take on the end of the world. Produced by former AFS Intern and all-around super gal Samatha Rae Lopez
Help The Austin Cinematheque continue its mission of showing 35mm films for free.
Students at UT keeping their exhibition program strong!
The Anderson Monarchs are talented scholars and gifted athletes who are creating a level playing field for girls everywhere.
2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Grantee - $3,000 for post-production
KID-THING is a fever-dream fable about a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake.
2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grantee - $5,000 for post-production & distribution
A feature length documentary about American children being sold for sex in the Land of the Free & what we can do to stop it.
2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grantee - $3,500 for production
The Vulture Project is a film that follows the lives of Griffon Vultures in the Himalaya and their intimate relationship with humans.
2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grantee - $5,000
BIG BOY tells the funny, painful story of what happens to family and friendships when a single mom joins her son’s s struggling band.
2010 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grantee - $3,000 for post-production
2010 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Grantee - $7,000 for post-production
A high school English teacher is beaten up by his own students. With the help of another teen, he hatches an elaborate revenge plot.
Director Clay Liford received TFPF funding for short MY MOM SMOKES WEED & sci-fi feature EARTHLING
Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips in a film about brothers: one who's devoted to his family, the other who's obsessed with The Manson Family
We are so excited about this new project by sometimes-Austinite Jay Duplass. It deserves your support!