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It’s Time to Vote for Project of the Year! Send One Film to the Tribeca Industry Meetings!

It's Time to Vote for Project of the Year! Send One Film to the Tribeca Industry Meetings!

You have been voting all year – now help your favorite project get this never before opportunity at a spot in the Tribeca Film Institute’s Filmmaker and Industry Meetings at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.  The TFI Filmmaker and Industry Meetings, which will take place on April 23 and 24, during the festival, are a premier networking forum of one-on-one meetings with members from the industry.  Until now, the only way for a filmmaker to attend was by being selected each year as a funded project of one of TFI’s artists programs or as an alum of TFI.
 
The Networking forum encourage the discovery of new projects by introducing industry participants to a carefully curated group of narrative and documentary filmmakers and content creators participating in TFI programs, including Tribeca All Access, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, the TFI Documentary Fund, the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and the TFI New Media fund.

In recent years, the Filmmaker and Industry Meetings made connections like putting Andrew Bujalski in touch with Jason Ishikawa of The Film Sales Company, who went on to sell Bujalski’s film “Computer Chess.”  In 2012, “Elena” director Petra Costa met Orlando Bagwell from the Ford Foundation, who eventually came on for post-production and outreach support for the film.  Doug Block and producer Lori Cheatle met Axel Arno from SVT in Sweden who became a co-producing partner of “112 Weddings” during a Tribeca meeting.

While we can’t guarantee results at these meetings, let’s make all of this a possibility for one of our Projects of the Month!  Help get one Project of the Month into the Filmmaker and Industry Meetings at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival…vote now!  Voting ends March 15 at 5PM EST.  The ballot is at the bottom of this post.

Here are the nominees:

“Graceland”

Marlon Villar, a family man, is the long-time personal driver of Manuel
Changho, a corrupt politician in Metro Manila, Philippines. While
driving Mr. Changho’s preteen daughter Sophia, together with his own
daughter Elvie, the three become the target of a kidnapping attempt.
When the wrong girl is taken, Marlon’s life takes a sudden and violent
turn which propels him into a downward spiral of deception. As events
unravel, Marlon, Mr. Changho, and their families become entangled in a
web of lies and corruption that will leave no one innocent.

“The Sisterhood of the Night”

Sisterhood is a modern version of the Salem witch trials, adapted from a
short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser (Martin
Dressler, “Eisenheim the Illusionist”). The heart of the story is about
how teens connect with each other through art, friendship, and the power
of secrets. We also promise to do what every movie should—entertain you
and take you for a ride. Sisterhood is a provocative and inspiring
story that builds a network of creativity for teens to share ideas and
visions. You can be one of them!

“Sex After Kids”

It’s the film that every single parent in the world is going to want to
see. It’s edgy, poignant and hilarious and through it’s ensemble nature
covers a vast amount of relationships from the single mom, the same-sex
couple, the newlyweds who have lost their grove, a power-couple who
aren’t attracted to each other anymore, and a retired couple who are
setting their last child off into the word and trying to see if they
should stay together. It literally has something for everyone. And it’s
cast is some of Canada’s hottest talent both old and new

“We Grew Up Here”

“We
Grew Up Here” follows Liam, a musician from a tiny Kansas town, who
moves to Chicago to escape the decaying town and a failed relationship.
He lingers on the memories of his past with his ex-girlfriend and
musical partner Lauren. When Liam’s last connection to Lauren disappears, he discovers that
both Lauren and his hometown seem to have vanished. He packs his bags
and heads back to Kansas to find them. Liam and Lauren are played by Eric Michaels and Kate Schell of the
phenomenal band, Paper Thick Walls. Their music will be heavily featured
throughout the movie.

“Growing Cities”

GROWING CITIES is a film about urban farming in America. Part roadtrip
movie and part feel-good documentary, the film weaves together urban
farmers’ stories in over 20 cities across the country, providing a
window into the people who are transforming our communities one vacant
city lot and backyard chicken coop at a time. In following the
filmmakers’ journey cross-country, viewers are prompted to re-imagine
what’s possible in cities and inspired to create GROWING CITIES of their
own.

“Finding My Dad’s Memories”

Due to a traumatic brain injury, my dad does not remember anything that
happened in the home we lived in for over twenty years, or golfing,
which he did regularly for fifty years. This film will follow my dad’s
return to these places he cannot remember. What is memory? Has your
memory of something ever been replaced with a photo or video? Do you
remember it from the camera’s lens? This film explores the relationship
of the captured image and memory.

“Dear White People”

Remember when Black movies didn’t neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back. The film follows four black students at a predominately white Ivy League where a popular “African American themed” party takes place. Through their unique perspectives the film tackles race identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.

“Back on Board Greg Louganis”

When Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board at the 1988 Seoul
Games, it was an unforgettable moment. But when, despite his injury, he
earned the highest single score for his next dive and win the Gold, it
was among the most incredible feats in history. BACK ON BOARD is an engrossing story about an American legend and his
comeback. Film reveals Louganis’ evolution from childhood prodigy to
Olympic champion, from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an
overlooked sports icon. His return to diving as mentor to USA divers at
Olympics provides new chapter of life-story.

“Sole Survivor”

In the history of aviation, there have been 14 large commercial plane
crashes with one lone survivor. Sole Survivor offers the first glimpse
into the lives of four of these sole survivors. There’s a misconception
that if somebody survives a tragedy, they should feel lucky. Pressure is
placed on survivors to move on, to feel grateful for being spared a
dire fate without acknowledging the psychological, social, emotional,
spiritual and physical ramifications of survival. Through their varying
experiences yet similar reflections, Sole Survivor puts a face on
survivorship, underscoring the fact that survivors are victims too.

“A Life in the Death of Joe Meek”

The documentary shows how Meek managed to leave an indelible stamp, not
just on the music industry, but on modern pop culture as well — due in
equal measures to his groundbreaking DIY recording techniques,
hit-making philosophy and a life full of social, psychological and
sexual obstacles. Over 40 years after his tragic and, still, somewhat
mysterious death, Meek has been reborn as an inspirational icon for
anyone in search of the Independent Spirit.

“Doc of the Dead”

Without a doubt, Zombie Culture has now reached a tipping point. It
has literally clawed itself into our braaaaains (!), successfully
infiltrated mainstream consciousness, and asserted itself as one of the
most entertaining, participatory pop cultural trends of the new century.
As a direct result of this unprecedented social explosion, the Zombie
Apocalypse seems to be on everybody’s lips these days. Should we
categorize it as fiction, dismiss it as far-fetched paranoia, or
speculate about it as a plausible scenario..? We believe there’s never
been a better time to release an epic, comprehensive, and contemporary
cinematic celebration of Zombie Culture.

“The Fitzroy”

The Fitzroy is a live action black comedy set in an alternative
post-apocalyptic 1950’s. The world is covered in a poisons gas and the
last place for a traditional seaside holiday is The Fitzroy hotel an
abandoned submarine just of the coast of England.

Note:  Votes are confirmed by email.  After voting, please look for
an email from Poll Daddy and confirm your vote.  Indiewire nor
PollDaddy use your email address after the confirmation, but if you do
want to sign up for our newsletter, why DON’T you mosey on over here and do so!

Also, we realize “Finding My Dad’s Memories” has been listed twice.  We will add together votes for both of its entries for the final tally.

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Comments

Nicole Day

Growing Cities!!!

Holly

sole survivor

sam

dear white people!!!!!!!

Alexa Gloceressco

The Sisterhood Of Night

Lisa Seeley

Sole survivor gets my vote

Jim J

Sole survivor.

Lynn F

SAK! Sex after Kids for sure.

Bob

Sole Survivor

Annette Spicker

Sole survivor

AVA

Finding My Dad's Memory needs to win.

Julia Jarman

Sooooooooooo wanted to vote for Fitzroy the film that's going to make us all laugh a lot. How did I miss that deadline? Think thousands missed the deadline too because this film – sooooooooooooo original – is a WINNER!

Andrew Monbouquette

all these films look great. lots of creativity and passion on display. best wishes to all and congrats to "dear white people" on the victory

Katie Chats

Sex After Kids is a great film!

Sarah

Vote for Sex After Kids! The trailer got me laughing so I can only imagine what seeing the rest of the of the film will bring. ;)

SuzyM

Vote for Sex After Kids! One of the funniest adult comedies I've seen in years! Great cast & crew! Very talented actors, director and crew.

cher

this has personal meaning and its great

MiRi MaY

For the ones interested in the story of music and how Joe Meek influenced and contributed so much to it, bring up culture and contributing to history as there aren't other good documentaries about it, i am personally not interested in dear white people or sex after child, I consider there are many other filma about it whereas there is none decent about such a key point in music and history as the life of Joe Meek. I am looking forward to watch it! If people has some hunger for knowledge and to gain son culture, so much needed in this society I am sure voting for the Joe Meek project will be something not to regrett about. He did great music and produced fantastic bands as Screaming Lord Sutch among others!

Naty

my vote for Sex After Kids

Jill

This unfolds an important part of British music history

Ange

I dare you to read the description of "Finding My Dads Memories "and not vote for it. This film is so deserving.

kimberley hughes

Looking forward to seeing this film.

MaryD (Surfsupnet)

Sex After Kids is my pick!

I haven't laughed so hard in such a long time until I saw this film early this year at The Royal Cinema, Toronto, Canada. No regrets for crossing the border to check out this film.

Nadine

Sex After Kids, for the win!

BG

Can't get the voting to work!!…Been trying to vote for "A Life in The Death of Joe Meek"…..but don't get the e-mail…..

Paige

Sole survivor

Dina

Sex After Kids!

BRL

Good Luck to SAK

Evan

Dear White People. This needs to be made!

Deb Wood

Funniest movie in a long time! A must-see!

Good luck everyone on SAK…

Lenny Smith

"A Life in the Death of Joe Meek" promises to be one of the most fascinating, valuable and rocking music documentaries ever! I really look forward to seeing the completed film!

Mary

Why is Dear White People the only movie not to have a decent length description?

Tom Folino

Your poll is confusing, after I made selection a new box appeared saying an email address was necessary to participate, I entered the required information, clicked on "vote" and it returned to
the same "box" without indicating if my vote went through or not. What's the story. By the way,
I voted for "The Sisterhood of the Night" based upon the excellent people involved, all the way from the author of the original material to the producer, Ms. Pilcher, a very talented woman.

Tom Folino

Your poll is confusing, after I made selection a new box appeared saying an email address was necessary to participate, I entered the required information, clicked on "vote" and it returned to
the same "box" without indicating if my vote went through or not. What's the story. By the way,
I voted for "The Sisterhood of the Night" based upon the excellent people involved, all the way from the author of the original material to the producer, Ms. Pilcher, a very talented woman.

Jen Anderson

Such an important subject! Our youth need to see this and be inspired to lead and continue the movement.

Black Ivy Leaguer

Dear White People, duh.

Eden

Dear White People. Let's do this!

vida

dear white people has barely a sentence for a description? you could try at little harder to be subtle with your disdain.

<Mona

Dear White People

Please..If this wins I probably will go and see it…

Lo

Dear White People! Also why is the description so short?

deb

Sex After Kids all the way!

B.G.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

ANNE

Dear White People!! Get 'em!

Nort

Joe Meek is my choice …Look forward to seeing the film….

Sio

Dear White People!!!

Ann

Sole Survivor

Debbie

Definitely think Joe Meek is the one to watch, and go. I have been trying to submit a vote via my email, and it says confirmation has been sent. I tried again, to be told to click the confirmation email. I have received neither of these, nor has it gone into my "Spam" folder. Please help me as I really REALLY wish to vote for this film! Thank you.

George

Growing Cities, hands down.

Ann

Growing Cities is pertinent, important real time information presented in a most
enjoyable film. We should all be interested in learning more about saving our world
and ourselves, beginning with what goes in our mouths.

Carm

From what I know of this film, it's a must see. It deserves to win and must be watched.

Nancy s

Good film

JA Stewart

Sole Survivor is a must see!! Say no to dear white people, such a lame premise

Angelina White

Sole Survivor! An inspiring story of life!

Michelle Wood

Sole Survivor for sure…being a survivor of a suicide attempt when so many others don't survive, I understand survivors guilt. Very interested in seeing this film!

KissOfDanger

It needs to be "Dear White People". We need to open up this dialogue for sure.

Lumosmaximusengorgio

Dear White People, we are poison, we are death, but we rein, because we ignore the pain inflicted by our decisions, dear WP…please stop!

Dave

The Fitzroy! Totally unique British indie film that looks set to be amazing.

Tam

I want to see Dear White People so bad

Joy

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE LET'S GOOOO

Stefanos

Back on board with Greg louganis will be amazing!

Kimi

Dear White People

Essence

Dear White People – why is the synopsis so much shorter than the others?

LOS

I hope to see Dear White People. The other projects sound cool too.

Tma0417

Looks interesting

Andrea

Sex after kids: "It literally has something for everyone."
Ummmm then why are all the main characters white?

Margot Pick

Fabulous!! Deserves the award

John

I voted for the Joe Meek movie…it has Jimmy Page!

marymoon

SEX AFTER KIDS!

Please no more Elvis~

James

I vote for the Fitzroy!!!!!!

Jon

The Fitzroy all the way! 1950's on a submarine? What's not to love! Please vote for this project, looks great to me!

joel

Heroic story

Skangie

"Sisterhood of Night," people! Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Kal Penn, and Laura Fraser!

CarrotsM

SEX AFTER KIDS ALL THE WAY!!! Such an amazing film, has everything you need. An amazing cast, amazing director, hilarious moments, heartfelt moments. And just down right amazing moments. I love this movie so much, and everyone should watch it. It deserves this so much!

CarrotsM

SEX AFTER KIDS ALL THE WAY!!! Such an amazing film, has everything you need. An amazing cast, amazing director, hilarious moments, heartfelt moments. And just down right amazing moments. I love this movie so much, and everyone should watch it. It deserves this so much!

Lauren

I need Dear White People in my life. This movie could single-handedly be the most important film for my generation. It would be a great subject on identity that has never been discussed in a such a medium before.

John

A Life In The Death of Joe Meek – Heroic effort and a story that needs to be out there!

Fred

Finding My Dad's Memories all the way! It is an amazing story of triumph!

Galina

SEX AFTER KIDS!

Gabby

:)

Jeff Bennett

THE FITZROY! What a wholly original concept that should prove visually stunning and highly entertaining. I've been following this from the very start and the ideas and excitement just keep growing. I urge you all to vote for this – it will be fantastic!!!

Elvis Memphis

Joe Meek. I have been a fan 4 so long and this would B great 2 c it win. So much work and time has gone in2 this. Im really looking forward 2 it. XO

kathy

Go Doc of the Dead

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Andrew Griffin

The Fitzroy! Great concept. 1950's post apocalypse. A submarine hotel. Just imagine the style, the stories and the waste water system! Can't wait.

Mike

Sex After Kids! High quality production and funny as hell

Erin

Finding My Dads Memories is a life changing film, it deserves to win!!!

Amy

We Grew Up Here all the way!!!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Kristen

Dear White People!

SEX AFTER KIDS

I love it!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

Tammi

JOE MEEK!

girlwithglasses

Sex After Kids is fantastic — it definitely deserves a chance at Tribeca.

Alex

Sex After Kids – I saw this screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and it was not only the FUNNIEST film, it was also the fan favorite. A must see with brilliant performances both comedic and touching.

Alex

Sex After Kids – I saw this screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and it was not only the FUNNIEST film, it was also the fan favorite. A must see with brilliant performances both comedic and touching.

Vince Maggio

Graceland is reviting thrill ride

Vince Maggio

Graceland is reviting thrill ride

Alex

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE!

Alex

Dear White People looks like it would be awesome!

John

Joe Meek all the way! I recently saw a rough cut and it's really amazing!

Veronica Ribot-Canales

Greg deserves to be recognised for all his accomplishments

J. Howe

Finding My Dad's Memories is listed twice… Hopefully someone at indiewire can merge these together!

Kor Kor

Dear White People needs to be done.

Ron

We Grew Up Here is a shoe-in.

Wendy

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE!

Chereace

Dear White People!!!

martin lantagne

amazing

Lu

Vote for Finding My Dads Memories! This is going to be an amazing film

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