Johnson will head to the Tribeca Film Institute’s Filmmaker and Industry Meetings at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The TFI Filmmaker and Industry Meetings (known as TFI Network), a premiere networking forum of one-on-one industry meetings, will be held April 21-22 during the Tribeca Film Festival.
The forum encourages the discovery of new projects by introducing industry participants to a carefully curated group of scripted, documentary and new media 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 Fund and the TFI New Media fund.
In case you forgot, here’s the pitch that helped “The Space Between” snag the prize:
“The Space Between” is a heartfelt comedy that dives deep into tough issues such as intimate betrayal, maternal grief and the art of self-acceptance. I am inspired to bring this film to life in the hope that is just might help a few of us find the humour that lies between all the pain. Read more about the film here.
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
2012’s Project of the Year, Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” made its debut at Sundance last January, garnering the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent. It went on to be acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions and garnered excellent reviews following its theatrical release late last year. The film has been nominated for an Independent Spirit award for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay.