Magazine article Screen International

TFI Unveils New Media Grantees

Magazine article Screen International

TFI Unveils New Media Grantees

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Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), in partnership with the Ford Foundation's JustFilms Initiative has announced five grant recipients of the 2014 TFI New Media Fund.

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), in partnership with the Ford Foundation's JustFilms Initiative has announced five grant recipients of the 2014 TFI New Media Fund.

The interactive, non-fiction transmedia projects were selected from a pool of 208 submissions and explore social issues from online tracking to gender-based sexual violence in India.

The Fund will now begin accepting submissions biannually, allowing applicants' projects to focus on timely events and social issues.

The five developed docu-projects have been awardned between $50,000 and $100,000 apiece, with funding effective immediately.

Grantees will also take part in regular peer-to-peer meetings and a lab focused on interactive storytelling to help them develop their projects and build engagement with audiences.

The jury comprised Local Projects founder Jake Barton, Fledgling executive director Sheila Leddy, Melcher Media and Future Of Storytelling founder Charles Melcher, Trilogy Films founder Dawn Porter, photographer Hank Willis Thomas and Lux Digital co-founder Deanna Zandt. …

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