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Finance & Funding
6th Dec 2017
Tribeca Film Institute
The TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program supports short documentaries that elevate stories about sports-driven topics, individuals, and communities. The program serves emerging storytellers whose perspectives and backgrounds have been historically underrepresented on both sides of the camera, and will award up to $20,000 plus support and mentoring to each of the winning projects.
TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program: Rules and Regulations
The TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program will award emerging and traditionally underrepresented filmmakers devoted to creating short-form documentaries which highlight the exceptionally creative work of an athletic community or organization. The prize aims to highlight aspiring storytellers that are producing creative, story-driven films that highlight issues of social importance through the lens of sports, athletics, or competition in the United States and around the world.
FUNDING & SUPPORT
Each filmmaking team will receive between $15,000 - $20,000 to use towards the production or post-production of their film. In addition to financial support, grantees will receive curated professional guidance and mentorship through a workshop, led by TFI and select industry leaders. The workshop’s activities will be tailored to the needs of the selected filmmaking teams and will introduce them to the larger filmmaking community during the Tribeca Film Festival. Additional ancillary support includes project notes, networking assistance, and exposure to financing and distribution executives.
In order to qualify for the TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program, applicants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible:
Deadline: January 28. 2018
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