The San Francisco film society has announced $425,000 in grants spread acorss nine different projects by Bay Area filmmakers including Peter Nicks and Aurora Guerrero.

Nicks' documentary 2012 documentary "The Waiting Room" follows patients, families and staff at Oakland's Highland Hospital and has garnered critical acclaim. His new film is called "Escape from Morgantown" and follows a man battling substance abuse in a federal prison camp. Gurerro's 2012 coming-of-age drama "Mosquita y Mari" has also gotten rave reviews and she recieved $25,000 for a new project called "Los Valientes" (The Brave Ones) that follows an undocumented gay Latino man in San Francisco.

Read more about each grantee at IndieWire