Tribeca Film Institute Filmmaker Programs Now Open for Submissions, Deadline Nov. 5

Submissions for several of the Tribeca Film Institute Filmmaker Programs opened yesterday. If you've been following the site, our own Ryan Koo was awarded an All Access grant from Tribeca for his upcoming film Manchild. TFI programs now accepting submissions until Nov. 5 include: TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, TFI Documentary Fund, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, and Tribeca All Access. Got questions about the submissions process? Tune in today at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT for a live webinar on USTREAM UPDATE: the webinar is archived and available below.

In this audio clip, Tamir Muhammad explains what stories he's looking for:

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For documentary filmmakers, Ryan Harrington provides guidance on the right treatment and sample footage:

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The archive of the webinar is here. Make sure you check out Muhammad and Harrington's Q&A from TFI's blog, which includes filmmakers' misconceptions about the programs, the overall evaluation process, mistakes filmmakers make when applying, and much more.

Here's a quick description of the four TFI Filmmaker Programs now open for submission until Nov. 5:

TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund provides grants and professional guidance in support of innovative and compelling narrative features that offer a fresh take on scientific, mathematic and technological themes.

TFI Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to support exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issue landscape and aim to take audiences into someone else's environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund supports innovative film and video artists living and working in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America whose works reflect their diverse cultures in the documentary or mixed media form.

Tribeca All Access® supports working filmmakers who come from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry by providing grants, year-round resources and greater access to industry contacts.

Will you be applying to the TFI Filmmaker Programs? Have you applied in years past?


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Quick questions:
1) Does Tribeca fund web-series format narratives too or only feature films?
2) Are the grants available for people in the US, only?

Couldn't get that information from the Q&A!

September 6, 2012 at 8:28PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


All Access is US and Puerto Rico only. The other programs (except the Latin America Media Fund) are for projects from anywhere I believe. They have a separate New Media program for web stuff (nonfiction projects).

September 6, 2012 at 8:41PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Ryan Koo