With their film festival approaching, the Tribeca Film Institute has a few more big news items. Firstly, a select group of Tribeca Film Fellows Alumni will debut their group film “Local/Express” on 40 screens across Times Square every night of April as a part of its “Midnight Moment” screening.
In a partnership with The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, TFI will present a three-minute excerpt of “Local/Express” each night of April from 11:57 p.m. to midnight. Each segment tells an experience on the New York City transit through an alumni’s commute across the five boroughs.
In addition, TFI has announced its 2015 Film Fellows, a group of 20 promising young filmmakers (ages 16-18) from across New York who will participate in a year-round fellowship. The institute supports the filmmakers short films and creative projects, such as “Local/Express,” through panel discussions, workshops, mentoring, screenings, and special events starting in March.
The group’s mentors will include Bronx Documentary center founder Danielle Jackson, multimedia artist Dread Scott, and director Josephine Decker. Other opportunities include a full-service visit to post-production facility Prime Focus New York to learn about color correction and sound mix, a visit to the Maysles Documentary Center to learn about documentary work in progress, and screenings and Q&A’s with directors Dawn Porter (“Gideon’s Army”), Leah Meyerhoff (“I Believe in Unicorns”), Jason DaSilva (“When I Walk”), and Lucy Mulloy (“Una Noche”).
Read more about the news and Tribeca Film Fellows here.