It was quite a summer for us in TFI's Education department. For the last few months the Tribeca Film Fellows® met at the POV offices in Dumbo, Brooklyn, designing ways to deconstruct violence with new media. They pitched a web-based platform to the TFI New Media Fund in which users can upload –in video, poetry, or other forms – their experiences, thoughts and observations of violence. This fall the fellows will continue work both on their personal projects and on development of this website, plus extensive college prep workshops and college tours.
This summer also continued TFI's cultural partnership in film for the Summer Arts Institute, and this year’s films were absolutely incredible. With four weeks, four teaching artists, and a great idea, nineteen teenagers are tasked with creating both a personal project and small-group films. One of the highlights is No Different Than Anyone Else, a group project about transgender relationships. It's truthful, intimate, and revealing in a way adult filmmaking rarely is. Congratulations to filmmakers Gabriella Murillo, Josie Pesce, Linda Riera and Dayann Pazmino.
But now it's time to get back to school. This fall brings expansion and fresh ideas to all our programming:
[Photo: Our Fellows contributing to the Inside Out Project.]