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March 11, 2013 11:23 AM
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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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128 Comments

  • Nicole Day | May 1, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    Growing Cities!!!

  • Holly | April 3, 2013 6:34 PMReply

    sole survivor

  • sam | April 3, 2013 3:43 PMReply

    dear white people!!!!!!!

  • Alexa Gloceressco | March 29, 2013 3:39 AMReply

    The Sisterhood Of Night

  • Lisa Seeley | March 26, 2013 3:31 PMReply

    Sole survivor gets my vote

  • Jim J | March 25, 2013 8:27 PMReply

    Sole survivor.

  • Lynn F | March 25, 2013 7:16 PMReply

    SAK! Sex after Kids for sure.

  • Bob | March 24, 2013 6:43 PMReply

    Sole Survivor

  • Annette Spicker | March 24, 2013 8:36 AMReply

    Sole survivor

  • AVA | March 20, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    Finding My Dad's Memory needs to win.

  • Julia Jarman | March 18, 2013 5:27 PMReply

    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 | March 18, 2013 11:40 AMReply

    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 | March 16, 2013 10:06 AMReply

    Sex After Kids is a great film!

  • Sarah | March 15, 2013 9:22 PMReply

    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 | March 15, 2013 1:03 PMReply

    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 | March 15, 2013 12:05 PMReply

    this has personal meaning and its great

  • MiRi MaY | March 15, 2013 6:09 AMReply

    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 | March 15, 2013 5:06 AMReply

    my vote for Sex After Kids

  • Jill | March 15, 2013 4:43 AMReply

    This unfolds an important part of British music history

  • Ange | March 14, 2013 8:57 PMReply

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

  • kimberley hughes | March 14, 2013 8:21 PMReply

    Looking forward to seeing this film.

  • MaryD (Surfsupnet) | March 14, 2013 6:41 PMReply

    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 | March 14, 2013 6:09 PMReply

    Sex After Kids, for the win!

  • BG | March 14, 2013 5:36 PMReply

    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.....

  • Cal | March 14, 2013 6:17 PM

    Try a different browser.

  • Paige | March 14, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    Sole survivor

  • Dina | March 14, 2013 4:16 PMReply

    Sex After Kids!

  • BRL | March 14, 2013 3:53 PMReply

    Good Luck to SAK

  • Evan | March 14, 2013 3:52 PMReply

    Dear White People. This needs to be made!

  • Deb Wood | March 14, 2013 1:46 PMReply

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

    Good luck everyone on SAK...

  • Lenny Smith | March 14, 2013 10:39 AMReply

    "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 | March 14, 2013 9:20 AMReply

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

  • TJ | March 14, 2013 9:41 AM

    Once again, the descriptions come from the filmmakers. Indiewire simply copies the text provided to them. You should ask the filmmakers why they didn't write something longer.

  • Tom Folino | March 14, 2013 9:00 AMReply

    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 | March 14, 2013 9:00 AMReply

    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.

  • Skangie | March 14, 2013 3:49 PM

    Thanks for voting Sisterhood! You receive an email from them asking to confirm your vote by clicking on the link in the email. That's how it works.

  • Jen Anderson | March 14, 2013 8:04 AMReply

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

  • Black Ivy Leaguer | March 14, 2013 5:48 AMReply

    Dear White People, duh.

  • Eden | March 13, 2013 11:56 PMReply

    Dear White People. Let's do this!

  • vida | March 13, 2013 11:36 PMReply

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

  • TJ | March 13, 2013 11:56 PM

    The descriptions come from the filmmakers.

  • <Mona | March 13, 2013 10:37 PMReply

    Dear White People

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

  • Lo | March 13, 2013 10:30 PMReply

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

  • deb | March 13, 2013 10:26 PMReply

    Sex After Kids all the way!

  • B.G. | March 13, 2013 10:20 PMReply

    DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

  • ANNE | March 13, 2013 8:43 PMReply

    Dear White People!! Get 'em!

  • Nort | March 13, 2013 8:15 PMReply

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

  • Sio | March 13, 2013 7:15 PMReply

    Dear White People!!!

  • Ann | March 13, 2013 5:50 PMReply

    Sole Survivor

  • Debbie | March 13, 2013 5:43 PMReply

    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.

  • Paul | March 13, 2013 5:56 PM

    It doesn't work with Safari in case that's the browser you're using.

  • George | March 13, 2013 5:36 PMReply

    Growing Cities, hands down.

  • Debbie | March 14, 2013 6:30 PM

    Hi Paul, thanks for your reply. I am using Firefox, and no...still not been able to get the email through.

  • Ann | March 13, 2013 4:10 PMReply

    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 | March 13, 2013 3:07 PMReply

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

  • Nancy s | March 13, 2013 2:41 PMReply

    Good film

  • JA Stewart | March 13, 2013 1:25 PMReply

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

  • Andrea | March 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    Umm Sole Survivor sounds like any of the trillion other movies and tv shows about plane crashes.
    Also, don't call things lame when you are able-bodied. It's rude. It's also sad that you think combating racism isn't cool

  • Angelina White | March 13, 2013 1:01 PMReply

    Sole Survivor! An inspiring story of life!

  • Michelle Wood | March 13, 2013 12:46 PMReply

    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 | March 13, 2013 10:52 AMReply

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

  • Lumosmaximusengorgio | March 13, 2013 7:48 AMReply

    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 | March 13, 2013 4:06 AMReply

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

  • Tam | March 13, 2013 3:59 AMReply

    I want to see Dear White People so bad

  • Joy | March 13, 2013 12:25 AMReply

    DEAR WHITE PEOPLE LET'S GOOOO

  • Stefanos | March 12, 2013 10:41 PMReply

    Back on board with Greg louganis will be amazing!

  • Kimi | March 12, 2013 10:08 PMReply

    Dear White People

  • Essence | March 12, 2013 9:40 PMReply

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

  • LOS | March 12, 2013 8:45 PMReply

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

  • Tma0417 | March 12, 2013 8:09 PMReply

    Looks interesting

  • Andrea | March 12, 2013 6:25 PMReply

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

  • Chereace | March 13, 2013 11:17 PM

    @steve oh wow a bunch of white people and one black person, how inclusive! -__-

  • steve | March 13, 2013 4:06 PM

    Ummmmmmmm, one of the lead actor's is black.

  • Kristen | March 12, 2013 8:20 PM

    Yesss, read!

  • Margot Pick | March 12, 2013 6:13 PMReply

    Fabulous!! Deserves the award

  • John | March 12, 2013 5:55 PMReply

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

  • marymoon | March 12, 2013 5:41 PMReply

    SEX AFTER KIDS!

    Please no more Elvis~

  • James | March 12, 2013 5:33 PMReply

    I vote for the Fitzroy!!!!!!

  • Jon | March 12, 2013 5:32 PMReply

    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 | March 12, 2013 5:25 PMReply

    Heroic story

  • Skangie | March 12, 2013 5:25 PMReply

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

  • CarrotsM | March 12, 2013 3:08 PMReply

    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 | March 12, 2013 3:08 PMReply

    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 | March 12, 2013 2:50 PMReply

    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 | March 12, 2013 2:46 PMReply

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

  • Fred | March 12, 2013 12:35 PMReply

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

  • Galina | March 12, 2013 12:18 PMReply

    SEX AFTER KIDS!

  • Gabby | March 12, 2013 11:45 AMReply

    :)

  • Jeff Bennett | March 12, 2013 11:27 AMReply

    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 | March 12, 2013 5:56 AMReply

    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 | March 12, 2013 5:37 AMReply

    Go Doc of the Dead

  • Tammi | March 12, 2013 4:39 AMReply

    JOE MEEK!

  • Andrew Griffin | March 12, 2013 3:37 AMReply

    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 | March 11, 2013 10:55 PMReply

    Sex After Kids! High quality production and funny as hell