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Tribeca All Access (TAA)

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Underrepresented
Filmmakers for Scripted and Documentary Films

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Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)

Deadline Date:

11/06/17 11:59 PM EST and Postmarked by Date


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Grants of $10,000 to USA and Puerto Rico filmmakers, screenwriters, and producers from an underrepresented community to support full-length documentary and scripted film projects. Applications are invited from both emerging and established storytellers. Consideration will be given to projects at any stage of development, from screenplays and treatments through post production. Projects of any budget range and genre are welcome to apply.

In addition to providing a grant, TFI works closely with the recipients and helps them develop professional relationships throughout the film industry via networking opportunities such as, TFI Network, panels, workshops and other events during the Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca All Access also provides year-round, customized support in order to advance projects through completion.

Grant money that may be used in the following ways:

For All Programs: Grants can be used towards any stage from development through post-production. Grantees will participate in workshops and info sessions with industry during the Tribeca Film Festival – including Tribeca Film Institute’s center-piece film market, TFI Network.

Films: Although eligible projects must have one qualifying director, producer or screenwriter attached, there are NO requirements in terms of film subject matter or genre. Films can also be large or small in budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176133

Number of Grants:

Five narrative projects and five documentary projects will be selected for grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to qualify for Tribeca All Access, entrants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible.

A US-based filmmaker, producer, or screenwriter from an under-represented community in the film industry must be attached to the project.

Applicants must be at least 18-years old and based in the US or Puerto Rico.

Scripted Programs:
-Applicants are required to apply with a thorough treatment and, if available, a feature-length screenplay, with or without a director attached.
-Only ONE submission per applicant is allowed unless applicant is working on another project in a different role.
-Films intending to be subtitled are eligible, but the submitted screenplay must be in English.
-If a director is attached to the project, ONE full sample of the director’s prior work must be supplied via an online-streaming source (YouTube, Vimeo) or DVD. Sample work must be a minimum of 5 consecutive minutes in length, though longer is encouraged. (Examples of prior work may include a webisode, short film, feature film, music video, commercial, etc.). DO NOT provide reels or more than two samples of prior work, except if there is more than one director attached to the project.
-Submissions must NOT have been distributed in theaters or have aired on any form of television, internet streaming, or public screening prior to February 2018.

Documentary Programs:
-Applicants are required to apply with a thorough treatment that outlines the intended shape of the documentary, introduces the subject(s) and/or locale(s), and provides an overview of the production team and budget.
-Eligible documentary projects may be in pre-production/development, production, or post-production.
-Projects in pre-production or development should have already secured access to their subject(s) and put a suggestive storyline in place.
-Edited footage (e.g. trailer, teaser, rough-cut) should be submitted via a URL (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube) or a mailed DVD. Sample work from the project can be in any language or dialect; however, if it is not in English it must carry English subtitles.
-Applicants with projects in pre-production or development that do not have sample footage of the current work need to submit a previous work sample in order to be eligible for support. Any footage submitted must be at least 7 minutes in length.
-Submissions must NOT have been distributed in theaters or have aired on any form of television, internet streaming, or public screening prior to February 2018.
-Student projects are not eligible for this program.

Pre-Application Information:

This application budget should reflect how the initial funding grant of $10,000 from TAA will be used as well as note any other amounts of money that may have already been secured.

Submissions open from September 6, 2017 to November 6, 2017. All materials MUST be postmarked by the final deadline. There is no entry fee to apply to the TAA Program. The deadline to apply is on November 6th 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

All applicants will be notified of their project status via email by February 2018.

Scripted and Documentary Rules and Regulations:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Tribeca Film Institute
32 Avenue of the Americas, 27FL
New York, NY 10013

(212) 274-8080 /

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