Get to Know the TFI Alumni at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival!

In just under a week, no less than eleven of our previous grantees -- nine feature documentaries and two interactive projects from our TFI New Media Fund -- will be presented at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Selections include the New York premieres of the timely and electrifying (T)error and Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack, both recent breakouts at the Sundance Film Festival. Brett Gaylor’s Do Not Track and Karim Ben Khelifa’s The Enemy, our two TFI New Media alumni, will be featured at Storyscapes, the festival’s transmedia program. Additionally, That Dragon, Cancer, the videogame featured in David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall’s documentary Thank You For Playing, will be available to play at TFI’s Interactive Day on Saturday, April 18th.

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You’ll be able to see all of our alumni’s years of hard work pay off when the Festival starts on April 15th. Below is the lineup of TFI supported projects:

Very Semi-Serious
Directed by Leah Wolchok
2011 TFI Documentary Fund

The New Yorker is the benchmark for the single-panel cartoon. This light-hearted and sometimes poignant look at the art and humor of the iconic drawings shows why they have inspired and baffled us for decades.

Directed by Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe
2013 Tribeca All Access

A rare, insider’s view of an FBI undercover investigation (T)ERROR follows a 63-year-old informant in his attempt to befriend a suspected Taliban sympathizer, and build a fraudulent case against him.

Directed by Camilla Nielsson
2011 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

A constitutional committee tries to transition Zimbabwe away from authoritarian leadership in the wake of Robert Mugabe’s 2008 presidential win in this riveting, firsthand account that is at once an intimate political thriller and unlikely buddy film.

The Wolfpack
Directed by Crystal Moselle
2014 TFI Documentary Fund

Everything the Angulo brothers know about the outside world they learned from obsessively watching movies. Shut away from bustling New York City, they cope with their isolation by re-enacting their favorite films. 2015 Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.

A Ballerina’s Tale
Directed by Nelson George
2014 TFI Documentary Fund

A Ballerina's Tale celebrates the powerful spirit of Misty Copeland who in the face of the racial and physical barriers she faces in the classical ballet world has become a true ballet star.

Thank You For Playing
Directed by David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
2014 Tribeca All Access Alumni Grantee

Ryan and Amy Green have been making a videogame about their son Joel and his fight against cancer. Following the family through the game’s creation, Thank You for Playing reveals the day-to-day joys and heartbreak of raising a terminally ill child.

Love True
Directed by Alma Har’el
TFI Documentary Fund 2012

Love True follows real people alongside their imaginary young and older selves (portrayed by actors), in the midst of a life-shaping love story, exploring our past and future through re-enactments of our inner dialogues.

DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon
Directed by Douglas Tirola
Supported by TFI/A&E IndieFilms Storylab

Rare, never-before-seen footage and in-depth interviews with fans and founders trace National Lampoon’s evolution from underground countercultural movement to mainstream household brand in this riotous celebration of creative expression at its radical, envelope-pushing finest.

Among the Believers
Directed by Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi
2011 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

An unsettling and eye –opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children in Pakistan to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.

The Enemy
Created by Karim Ben Khelifa
TFI New Media Fund 2014/2015

Stand in the middle of two combatants from opposite sides of a war. At the crossroads of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and storytelling, this VR experience takes us on an extraordinary odyssey through some of the most contested conflicts in the world.

Do Not Track
Created by Brett Gaylor
TFI New Media Fund 2014

To what extent are you being tracked? In this personalized documentary, creator Brett Gaylor reveals what the web knows about you. Find out how the modern web is increasingly a space where our movements, speech, and identities are being recorded.