The Austin Film Society has awarded $90,000 in grant money for production, post-production and distribution to 18 Texas-based film projects, and another $26,000 in in-kind goods and services and travel stipends.

The largest cash grant went to Laura Dunn’s "Forty Panes: A Portrait of Wendell Berry," a documentary about the farmer, writer and activist. The director of "The Unforeseen," a documentary about the effects of development on Barton Springs, received $12,000 for production of her latest film. Director Michah Magee received $10,000 for post-production on the narrative feature "Petting Zoo," a story about sex, love and teen pregnancy.

Director Todd Rohal earned an $8,000 grant for production of his latest comedy, "Sweet Cheeks," along with a $6,000 MPS Camera Austin Award and $6,000 Kodak Film Award.

Other Austin filmmakers earning cash grants include Yen Tan, whose "Pit Stop" received $3,000 for distribution; Kat Candler, whose "Hellion," which is currently shooting, earned $5,700 for post-production; and David and Nathan Zellner, who received $4,100 for their production of the short film "Part-Time Jobs."

AFS raises the grant money through their annual Texas Film Awards, major premieres and special screenings. Former AFS Grant winners include Heather Courtney, whose documentary "Where Soldiers Come From" won an Emmy award.

Below is a complete list of awardees, with information from AFS:

2013 AFS Grant Recipients

ABOVE ALL ELSE

Documentary

Directed by John Fiege

$9,000 for Production

ABOVE ALL ELSE is a feature documentary film that tells the story of a group of landowners and activists who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas. The film follows David Daniel, a soft-spoken carpenter, whose backyard became the epicenter of a tree sit that blocked the path of the controversial pipeline. ABOVE ALL ELSE is the story of David and his allies, their struggles, and what happened when they stood in the way of the most powerful industry in the world.

BARGE

Documentary Feature

Directed by Ben Powell

$4,000 for Post-Production

Barge is an experiential journey into the lives of people who navigate the Mississippi River. From lowly deckhands to seasoned mates, the characters throughout Barge give insight into the social spectrum of the inland waterways. Through their experiences, we gain new perspectives throughout the film of how the river industry works.

FORTY PANES: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY

Documentary Feature

Directed by Laura Dunn

$12,000 for Production

FORTY PANES is a portrait of the world lensed through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry.

HELLION

Narrative Feature

Directed by Kat Chandler

$5,700 for Post-Production

When a motocross-obsessed teen’s delinquent behavior forces his little brother to be taken away, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must take responsibility for their destructive behavior to bring Wes home.

HIGHER GROUND

Experimental Short

Directed by Mary Magsamen and Stephan Hillerbrand

$3,000 for Production

Building an Art Car style spaceship in their Houston backyard with cardboard boxes, home appliances and imagination power, the collaborative artist team of Hillerbrand, Magsamen and their two children embark on an adventure to construct and fly a rocket ship to the moon.

THE HONOR FARM

Narrative Feature

Directed by Karen Skloss

$6,000 for Production

$4,000 MPS Camera Austin Award

After all hell breaks loose at prom, Lucy’s new plans bring her deep into the woods, and on the ride of her life.

KING BLING Narrative Short

Directed by Lauren Kinsler

$700 for Post-Production

Rey, a spiritual crossing guard and electronic music enthusiast, gets help from a gothed-out girl in dealing with the death of his mother.

PART-TIME JOBS Narrative/Experimental Short

A film by Zellner Bros.

$4,100 for Production

A short film constructed in part from dozens of re-appropriated VHS home movies originally produced between 1984-1993. The film explores an adolescent’s interpretation of adult genre fare, predominantly focusing on horror, fantasy, action and adventure, all with absurdist, surrealistic overtones both intentional and unintentional. In-camera editing and VFX, creature creations, and cross-dressing child actors populate this fever-dream narrative.

PETTING ZOO Narrative Feature

Directed by Micah Magee

$10,000 for Post-Production

Petting Zoo is a fiction feature about sex, love and teen pregnancy in San Antonio, Texas.

PIT STOP

Narrative Feature

Directed by Yen Tan

$3,000 for Distribution Two men. A small town. A love that isn’t quite out of reach.

REHEARSAL

Documentary/Experimental Short

Directed by Thomas Rosenberg

$1,500 for Post-Production

A surreal study of a simulated terrorist attack in Middle America. Composed frames observe the meticulous care taken to create a hyper real terrorist event. Once the bomb goes off, hundreds of volunteers deliver a convincing performance as stunned and mutilated blast victims.

SEEKER

Documentary Feature

Directed by Michel Scott

$5,500 for Post-Production

SEEKER documents 3 families on a journey to live in the remote forests of northern Wisconsin for one full year, using only the natural resources at hand to survive. These personal stories of survival provide a window into the struggle to balance environmental and emotional needs of individuals with the needs of the larger global community.

THE SENSITIVES

Documentary Feature

Directed by Drew Xanthopoulos

$1,500 for Production

The Sensitives is a feature length documentary taking the viewer deep into the fragile existence of those exiled from society by extreme environmental sensitivity. Set in remote edgelands, deserts and rural backwoods, The Sensitives walks in the shoes of those with a complicated and often misunderstood illness that’s radically changed their lives forever.

SOME BEASTS

Narrative Feature

Directed by Cameron Nelson

$5,000 for Post-Production

Soon after a young man moves to rural Virginia to escape the complications of modern life, he finds that life in the indifferent and harsh landscape of Appalachia can be even more savage than the world he left behind.

STAR NATION

Documentary

Directed by Justin Agnew

$6,000 for Production

STAR NATION is a character driven documentary following the most polarizing figure and most beloved in the midst of the emerging landscape of electronic sports.

SWEET CHEEKS

Narrative Feature

Directed by Todd Rohal

$8,000 for Production

$6,000 MPS Camera Austin Award

$6,000 Kodak Film Award

Tyson & Tyler are 9-year-old brothers that find a man’s discarded rear-end inside an abandoned mailbox and give it to their Momma as a gift. She’s enraged. She didn’t raise no ass thieves! To make good, the brothers set out on a mission to return the rump to the mysterious man who somehow lost his backside. Along the way they run afoul of a slick reverend with strange ideas about love, steal a car from a dirty hobo, get chased by a 6-inch man in a balloon, and confront Jesus Christ in heaven.

UNTITLED

Documentary Feature

Directed by Jeffrey Peixoto

$2,000 for Production

A feature documentary about American religion in the 21st Century.

UNTITLED FREAKSHOW ANIMATION

Animated Short Directed by Nidhi Reddy

$3,000 for Production

In a fantastical Indian circus, a young boy delves into the world of freak shows and unexpectedly falls in love with The Wolf Girl.

2013 AFS TRAVEL GRANT RECIPIENTS

ASH

Directed by Nathan Duncan

$500 for travel to the Full Frame Film Festival

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

Directed by PJ Raval

$500 for travel to Independent Film Week Project Forum

$1,000 travel to Edinburgh International Film Festival

BLACK METAL

Directed by Kat Candler

$500 for travel to Sundance Film Festival

BLOOM Directed by Scott Stark

$500 for travel to the San Francisco International Film Festival

COMPUTER CHESS

Directed by Andrew Bujalski

$500 for travel to the Sundance Film Festival

$1,000 for travel to the Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival)

CUTLET Directed by Clay Liford

$500 for travel to Independent Film Week Project Forum

EU, SELARON

Directed by Annie Silverstein

$1,000 for travel to the Berlin Talent Campus

HEARTS OF NAPALM

Directed by Andrew Irvine

$500 for travel to the Slamdance Film Festival

HELLION

Directed by Kat Candler

$500 for travel to Independent Film Week Project Forum

PIT STOP

Directed by Yen Tan

$500 for travel to the Sundance Film Festival

SPARK

Directed by Annie Silverstein

$500 for travel to the Slamdance Film Festival

VULTURES OF TIBET

Directed by Russell Bush

$500 for travel to AFI Docs

$1,000 for travel to Edinburgh International Film Festival

WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM (Emmy Award-winner)

Directed by Heather Courtney

$500 for travel to the Emmy Awards

WOLF

Directed by Ya’Ke Smith

$500 for travel to the Urban World Film Festival