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Tribeca All Access (TAA)

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Underrepresented
Filmmakers for Scripted and Documentary Films

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Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)

Deadline Date:

11/05/19 11:59 PM EST and Postmarked by Date


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Grants of $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International filmmakers, screenwriters, and producers to support full-length documentary and scripted film projects. Funding is intended to support projects from both emerging and established filmmakers whose team includes a director that is from an under-represented community in the U.S. film industry. Eligible projects must have one qualifying director, producer, or screenwriter attached. There are no requirements in terms of film subject matter, genre or budget range.

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. Directors should be applying with their first or second feature films. 

Grantees will participate in roundtables and info sessions with industry during the Tribeca Film Festival – including Tribeca Film Institute’s center-piece film market, TFI Network.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176133

Number of Grants:

Seven scripted filmmakers and seven documentary filmmakers will receive grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are in the amount of $10,000.

Tribeca All Access will provide a travel stipend to help cover the cost of airfare and accommodation for primary participants who do not reside in the New York City metro area.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

TAA is now open to filmmakers from around the globe. At least four grants will support filmmakers living and working in Latin America (Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America).

Applicants must be at least 18-years old.

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 2020.
- Student projects are not eligible.

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.
- Directors may apply with their first or second feature film.
-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 2020.
-Student projects are not eligible for this program.

Hybrid films are absolutely eligible. Please select the closest corresponding category (scripted or documentary) and follow those application regulations. Please detail in your artistic statement and/or treatment how your film is hybrid in format.

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions are open from September 5, 2019. The deadline to apply is on November 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. All materials MUST be postmarked by the final deadline.

All applicants will be notified of their project status via email by March 1, 2020.


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Contact Information:

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

Apply online after September 5.

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

(212) 274-8080

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