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Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund
Tribeca Film Institute

Through its Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute provides grants and guidance to exceptional  filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else's environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

Grants of up to $50, 000 will be awarded in 2015.

All submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least sixty-seven minutes and should creatively document one or more unique characters. Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production, or post-production but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly, or have been distributed in theaters or online prior to October 2015. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access, and storytelling ability.

Foreign language documentaries are eligible but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

The program is open to filmmakers anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible.

Visit the TFI website for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.

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Deadline: 08-03-2015

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