Last month the WorldView and Tribeca collaboration launched at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, awarding three grants to emerging talent from the region.
The collaboration began with a workshop giving an overview of the new partnership, which aims to support Caribbean filmmakers in the development of their projects. Filmmakers were taken through the grant application process and shown examples of successful previously funded projects. 10 filmmakers were then given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of Judges; Himesh Kar and Amy Richardson from WorldView, and Jose Rodriguez from the Tribeca Film Institute.
The decision proved a difficult one; however the final winners were the following:
– Joaquin Ruano, Guatemala
– Ryan Khan, Trinidad
– Natalie Wei, Trinidad/Canada
Each project was awarded a development grant of up to TTD$5000 and offered a mentorship from a WorldView established filmmaker. For more details about the TFI WorldView partnership, and to apply for the TFI Latin American fund, click here. Deadline for applications is 5th November 2012.
The Tribeca Film Institute is a 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 www.tribecafilminstitute.org.