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It’s Time to Vote for Project of the Year! Send One Film to the Tribeca Industry Meetings!

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:


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”

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

“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.

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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.

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