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Tribeca Film Institute Invites Entries With Scientific Themes for Sloan Filmmaker Fund

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund provides grants and professional guidance in support of innovative and compelling narrative features that offer a fresh take on scientific, mathematic and technological themes.

Project Status: For films in any stage
Region: For filmmakers based anywhere
Funding: Grants range from $25,000-$50,000

Deadline: Nov. 5, 2012
In addition to financial support, grantees will receive professional guidance and mentorship through the Tribeca Film Institute, as dictated by the unique needs and status of the project and the level of experience of the filmmaking team.  This ancillary support may include project notes, networking assistance, and exposure to financing and distribution executives.


Three to six filmmakers will each receive a grant of $25,000 – $50,000 to use towards the development, production or post-production of their film. Grantees will participate in panels, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with industry executives during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.


In order to qualify for the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, applicants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible.

Grantees will be selected from an open call for submissions. Consideration will be given not only to the creative merit of each project, but to the accuracy of the script’s scientific content, and the team’s ability to see the project through to completion.  Initial rounds of evaluation will be conducted by Tribeca Film Institute staff while final grantee selections will be made by an Deliberation Committee comprised of noteworthy professionals from the science and film industries.

September 5, 2012 – Submissions Open

November 5, 2012 – Submissions Close


There is no entry fee to apply to the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.


All materials must be sent prepaid to:
Attn: (select one) Feature Programming

Tribeca Film Institute
32 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 274-8080 x27 / x28


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