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Tribeca Film Institute Announces Guidelines for Documentary Fund

Deadline: November 5, 2012

The Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else’s environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

Submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least seventy minutes and should creatively document one or more unique characters. Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production, or post-production but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly, or have been distributed in theaters or online prior to February 2013. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access, and storytelling ability.

Foreign language documentaries are eligible but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

The program is open to filmmakers anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible.

Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded.

The program will accept submissions beginning September 5, 2012, and close November 5, 2012.

Link to complete RFP.

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