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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #17: Claudio Giovannesi Strives for Reality in Italian Drama 'Ali Blue Eyes'

    Claudio Giovannesi studied film directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy’s national cinema school. After graduating, he sneaked onto the sets of Matteo Garrone, the director of "Gomorra," to see how he worked. Giovannesi believes in taking a documentary-type approach to his fict...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #16: Leonard Retel Helmrich & Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich Explore Holland's Identity in 'Raw Herring'

    Filmmaking is a family affair for brother and sister duo Leonard Retel Helmrich and Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich. Hetty’s son Jasper has worked for them, editing their last two films, "Position Among The Stars," which won awards at IDFA and Sundance and was acquired by HBO. The three are back with...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #15: Jonathan Gurfinkel & Rona Segal Spend Six Years Making 'Six Acts'

    Jonathan Gurfinkel grew up surrounded by film thanks to his father, a cinematographer. Realizing that his personal experience with the medium trumped a formal education, Gurfinkel decided to drop out of high school to pursue his own film career. He partners with Rona Segal as his screenwriter who wa...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #14: Reshaping American History With Jason Osder's 'Let the Fire Burn'

    Jason Osder is an educator in and beyond the classroom. He is an assistant professor of media and public affairs at The George Washington University and a partner at Amigo Media. Amigo does color-correction for film and television in addition to Apple and Adobe certified training and consulting. He ...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #13: Darren Stein's 'G.B.F.' Is a Big Teen Comedy On an Indie Budget

    Darren Stein was once a G.B.F. in his youth -- a Gay Best Friend to a teenage girl. "G.B.F.", the latest film from the director of 1999's "Jawbreaker," is one of the first teen comedies that follows a gay protagonist. The film, which was recently our Project of the Day, features newcomers including ...

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    Meet the Tribeca Filmmaker #12: Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson Explore an Individual's Attempt to Fight Injustice in 'In God We Trust'

    Producers Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson first rose to prominence in 2006 when they co-founded The Halcyon Company and Halcyon Games in 2006, the company that three years later would produce "Terminator Salvation," in addition to 2007's mockumentary "Cook Off." For the follow up to the release of...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #11: Caradog James Returns With His A.I. Fueled Sci-Fi Drama 'Machine'

    Caradog James first began to consider filmmaking while working as a still photographer on sets in West Africa, soon after making a series of short films that screened throughout the festival circuit. His following feature debut, 2008's "Little White Lies," was selected as one of Variety's Top 10 Bri...

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    Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers #10: Meera Menon Creates A Picture of Idealized Youth and Female Friendship in 'Farah Goes Bang'

    After her family immigrated to the U.S. from India in the 1970s, Megan Menon split her time between Indian dance concerts, the mall and filming her friends in the backyard with her father's camcorders. She grew up in a house of artistsand now with "Farah Goes Bang," has finally finished her first fe...

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    Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers #9: Dave Carroll Reveals the Perceptual Limitations of 'Bending Steel'

    Dave Carroll makes his filmmaking debut with the documentary "Bending Steel," which follows Chris Schoeck who overcomes physical, mental and perceptual limitations to prove his superhuman strength. Both Carroll and Schoeck embarked on their dreams late in life, but "Bending Steel" reminds us that it...

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    Tribeca Film Institute Announces Four Projects to Receive $140K from Sloan Filmmaker Fund

    The Tribeca Film Institute today announced the four projects that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund. A total of $140,000 in funds will be awarded and recognized at this year's Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28).

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