Voting is now closed for Indiewire's Project of the Year and Justin Simien's Dear White People received the most votes.
For the last year TFI has given consolation to the winners of Indiewire's Project of the Month winners. Simien's film took the honors in July. Having won the Project of the Year he and one other member of the film will now take part in our Filmmaker/Industry Meetings held for our grantees during the Tribeca Film Festival.
Here's a brief synopsis of Dear White People:
Remember when Black movies didn't necessarily 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.
Congrats to Simien and his team. We'll see you at TFF.