By Indiewire | Indiewire July 3, 2012 at 11:8AM
Great news: The Tribeca Film Institute has come aboard as sponsor of Indiewire's wildly popular Project of the Month. Winners will now win creative consultations with the kind folks at the Tribeca Film Institute.
Indiewire's Project of the Day column puts a spotlight on one in-the-works project each day, Monday through Thursday. Projects of the Day are exciting new projects, looking for support in building an audience and getting made. At the end of the week, all four Projects of the Day vie for Project of the Week, the winner of which gets a digital distribution consultation from Indiewire's parent company, SnagFilms. At the end of each month, each Project of the Week is eligible for Project of the Month.
For the first year of our Project of the Month contest, we've had the great pleasure of working with the Sundance Institute. Starting this month, winners of the Project of the Month will have the pleasure of speaking with either Tamir Muhammed, Director of Narrative Programming, or Ryan Harrington, Director of Documentary Programming, who head up the Tribeca Institute's renowned film funds. Last year, both programmers gave us a taste of what excites them about filmmaking and the projects they get to work with.
The Tribeca Film Institute is one of the industry's most prestigious and generous funders of film and transmedia projects, with their numerous program that include Tribeca All Access, which supports filmmakers from underrepresented communities; the TFI Documentary Fund, for character-driven documenatries; the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fun, for docs focusing on social justice topics underrepresented in main stream media; the TFI Sloan Filmmaker fund, for films about science and technology; the TFI Latin American Media Arts Fund, the Heineken Voces Grant and the TFI New Media Fund, which supports non-fiction cross-platform projects.
"We're really excited to have the support of the Tribeca FilmInstitute in our Project of the Month program," said Dana Harris, editor in chief at Indiewire. "Over the last year, it's been awesome to see the overwhelming response to Project of the Month. It's a great way to feature hundreds of independent filmmakers and to get Indiewire readers aware of these films and involved with their success. We are incredibly lucky to have the fantastic folks at Tribeca Film Institute on board to provide their expertise to our Project of the Month filmmakers."
"Indiewire has created an important platform of visibility and support for filmmakers projects in development through this program,” said Beth Janson, Executive Director of Tribeca Film Institute. “We are honored to be involved and can't wait to see the exciting projects that come our way!"
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About the Tribeca Film Institute:
The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)3 year round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource and advocate for individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Administering a dozen major programs annually, TFI is a critical contributor to the fabric of filmmaking and aids in protecting the livelihood of filmmakers and media artists. For more information and a list of all TFI programs visit http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/