The TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, was created to further the development of character-driven documentaries. The Fund will arrange one-on-one meetings with key HBO Documentary Film executives, in addition to providing financial support, supervision and guidance from TFI and HBO, to select filmmakers developing artistically significant and engaging feature-length documentaries that emphasize character.
Submissions are now open for the existing 2011 TFI FIlmmaker Programs, including:
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, now in its fourth year, will provide finishing funds totaling $100,000 to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world.
TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, a program in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will administer up to $140,000 in grants, plus professional guidance and mentorship, to narrative film projects in any stage of development that dramatize science and technology themes or portray scientists, engineers or mathematicians in prominent character roles.
Tribeca All Access (TAA) will expand its scope this year and provide $10,000 grants and extended mentorship to filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities who participated this year, in addition to the workshops, panels and one-on-one meetings. In addition, TAA will extend its year-round programming and support for alumni by awarding a total of $20,000 in grants for past TAA projects in development or new works by program alumni.
TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, which supports innovative film and video artists who are living or working in Mexico, Central and South America and working independently in their efforts to reach a larger audience, will administer $20,000 in grants to a minimum of two artists working in documentary or hybrid forms.
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