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Trbeca All Access Honors "Beast" and "Box" in Third Annual Awards

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 5, 2006 at 8:05AM

The Tribeca Film Festival's program spotlighting U.S. based filmmakers of color, Tribeca All Access, announced the winners of its TAA Creative Promise Awards Thursday night, with Sterlin Harjo's screenplay, "Before the Beast Returns" taking the narrative section prize and Lacey Schwartz winning the documentary section prize for her documentary work-in-progress, "Outside the Box." Also receiving an honor was Milton Liu for his screenplay, "John Huges Ruined My Life," which took the screenplay section prize. Honorable mentions went to Shola Lynch for "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" in the documentary section as well as Ose Oyamendan for "Resistance" in the screenplay section. The TAA Creative Promise Award offers a prize of $10,000 for narrative and documentary and $5,000 for screenplay. All of the filmmakers participating in the program have scripts or documentary proposals for which they are seeking funding and/or representation. "Each year the quality of projects in the Tribeca All Access Connects program increases substantially, which is a testament to the body of talented ethnicly diverse US based filmmakers that are out there," said Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal in a statement. "We are thrilled to be a place where film industry insiders can discover these exceptional directors and screenwriters." [Brian Brooks]
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The Tribeca Film Festival's program spotlighting U.S. based filmmakers of color, Tribeca All Access, announced the winners of its TAA Creative Promise Awards Thursday night, with Sterlin Harjo's screenplay, "Before the Beast Returns" taking the narrative section prize and Lacey Schwartz winning the documentary section prize for her documentary work-in-progress, "Outside the Box." Also receiving an honor was Milton Liu for his screenplay, "John Huges Ruined My Life," which took the screenplay section prize. Honorable mentions went to Shola Lynch for "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" in the documentary section as well as Ose Oyamendan for "Resistance" in the screenplay section. The TAA Creative Promise Award offers a prize of $10,000 for narrative and documentary and $5,000 for screenplay. All of the filmmakers participating in the program have scripts or documentary proposals for which they are seeking funding and/or representation. "Each year the quality of projects in the Tribeca All Access Connects program increases substantially, which is a testament to the body of talented ethnicly diverse US based filmmakers that are out there," said Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal in a statement. "We are thrilled to be a place where film industry insiders can discover these exceptional directors and screenwriters." [Brian Brooks]

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