Due to overwhelming response, we have completely sold out all available spaces and are unable to accept any further admissions to Peter Werner’s workshop this Saturday. Door sales are no longer being offered. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For those registered for Saturday’s workshop, check-in will begin at 8:30am, with the workshop beginning promptly at 9:00am.

We encourage everyone to “Save the Date” for the upcoming 10th Anniversary Business of Film Conference, taking place September 20. More information will be forthcoming.

Austin Film Society Grant Workshop
Tuesday, April 29th
6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Aurora Picture Show
Once a year, Austin Film Society awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas. Since 1996 the Austin Film Society has awarded 486 grants, totaling over $1.34 million in cash and over $100 K in goods and services to 370 projects. Awards are provided to artists whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity. Grant recipients have shown their films at renowned festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca, Venice 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. Holly Herrick of Austin Film Society will be here to review the application guidelines and procedures and answer questions.
Co-presented with SWAMP
The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) promotes the creation and appreciation of film, video, and new media as art forms of a multicultural community.

A Message From Executive Director, Mary Lampe MaryLAtSWAMPBsml

“Many of you often tell me how much you value SWAMP’s programs-our on-going professional development workshops, the annual Business of Film Conference, the summer digital film camps for teens.  There are those of you who have kindly volunteered your assistance and generously become annual members. We are very grateful for your many expressions of support.

“Just as we do our very best to assist you on a continuing basis, I now am asking you to consider helping SWAMP in a similar way.   Recently, we have begun a new PARTNERS program that strengthens our work: help filmmakers make movies in our multicultural community.  For a reasonable amount each month ($15, $25, or $50) for one year, you can become a PARTNER.  It’s easy to sign up and your monthly tax-exempt contribution will be charged to your credit card. It’s painless. Just fill out the credit card permission form and email it to me at mmlampe@swamp.org, or fax it to 713-522-0953.


Rick Ferguson, Executive Director of the Houston Film Commission and Marian Luntz, Curator of Film and Video at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“I’d like to thank all of our current partners, in particular Marian Luntz, Ed Hugetz, Celia Lightfoot, Dr. Chris Souders who were the first to initiate this monthly giving program to strengthen Houston’s filmmaking community and culture.

“At a SPECIAL EVENT, March 18th, Board President Adán Medrano gave special recognition and gratitude to Marian Luntz who for many years served on the Board Of Directors and now as a member of the Board Of Advisors, continues to support SWAMP’s mission.

“I ask you to become a SWAMP Partner.  Partners can support SWAMP monthly at the level that fits your budget:
$15 per month — Associate Partner
$25 per month — Partner
$50 per month — Senior Partner

“If you are able to help in this way, I look forward to hearing from you. My email is:  mmlampe@swamp.org

Thank you very much.
Mary Lampe
Executive Director