By Indiewire | Indiewire March 11, 2013 at 11:23AM
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:
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.
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!
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" 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.