Magazine article Screen International

TFF Unveils All Access Projects

Magazine article Screen International

TFF Unveils All Access Projects

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Tribeca Film Festival top brass announced on Thursday [14] 11 projects as part of the 10th annual Tribeca All Access (TAA) programme.

Ten film-makers with unfinished projects were selected out of 560 submissions alongside one additional project through TAA's six-year partnership with the Canadian Film Centre. TAA will present the 11 projects - six narratives and five documentaries - at a three-day career development programme from Apr 22-24.

TAA will support each project with an initial $15,000 grant as well as year-round support and resources for film-makers to advance their projects toward completion.

Director of documentary programming Ryan Harrington and director of feature programming Tamir Muhammad programme the work-in-progress selections by emerging and established film-makers from statistically underrepresented communities.

Two projects will be selected as recipients of the juried Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards, which will provide a $10,000 grant to one documentary and one feature project. The programme will culminate with the TAA 10th Anniversary Celebration on Apr 26.

Additionally, this year Tribeca Film Institute will launch the TFI Professional Partnership, which will partner leading companies with a pool of film-makers seeking ways to translate their skills into other areas such as television, web, marketing and education.

The TFI Professional Partnership will kick off with a professional development panel during the festival. After the panel each partnering company will select at least two grantees for further one-on-one development and consideration for their business needs. Partnering companies include NBC Universal and Warner Bros.

Five grants will be awarded to documentary projects in various stages (all synopses provided by Tribeca):

Long Year BeginDir-pdr Malika Zouhali-Worrall and David OsitAn icy vault in the Arctic Circle safely stores seeds from around the world, but there is no such vault for humans or nations. Long Year Begin offers a poetic meditation on humanity's perpetual quest for self-preservation.

Roots & WebsDir Sara DosaPdr Josh PennAmid the bustling frontier world of Oregon's matsutake mushroom camps, an unexpected father-son pair endures a tumultuous mushroom-hunting season. They grapple with wounds from Southeast Asian wars, attempting to find the high-priced mushroom before snowfall. An odyssey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, Roots & Webs tells a story of family from enigmatic woodland realm.

(T)ErrorDirs-pdrs Lyric R Cabral and David F Sutcliffe(T)Error captures the spectacular unraveling of an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, and the dramatic aftermath that occurs when the target of the investigation realizes that a government informant is setting him up. …

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