This call for submissions closed on September 2, 2019.
Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) in partnership with the Surdna Foundation and New Orleans Film Society chose six projects focusing on Inclusive Economies in the American South to present at the IF/Then Shorts pitch competition at the New Orleans Film Festival on October 18, 2019.
The winner was selected by a professional jury consisting of:
Monika Navarro, TFI
Opal H. Bennett, DOC NYC
Carmen Vicencio, American Documentary
Stephanie McKee-Anderson, Junebug Productions
Jon-Sesrie Goff, Flaherty Seminar
The jury chose "These Kids This City," directed by Dorian Emerson Munroe as the competition winner to receive $25,000 in project funding and the opportunity to participate in TFI's IF/Then Shorts Program, which provides year-round mentorship and career development opportunities.
The jury also selected "Disrupted Borders," directed by Alejandra Aragón and Cathy Chen, as an honorable mention to receive the POV cash prize and mentorship listed below.
In addition a special jury prize was given to "A Fine Girl," directed by Darcy McKinnon and Biliana Grozdanova, by the Surdna Foundation.
Storyville is a proud partner of Tribeca Film Institute and NOFF, and will provide a Festival Finishing Package for this year's IF/Then Shorts American South pitch competition winner. The short film package is comprised of picture, sound, and deliverables from their award-winning talent.
For the second year, POV Shorts (American Documentary) is a proud partner of Tribeca Film Institute and will additionally provide a $1,000 cash prize and mentorship to a second project.
The winner was selected from the following six projects:
THESE KIDS THIS CITY
Director: Dorian Emerson Munroe
Director: Alejandra Aragón
Director: Cathy Chen
A FINE GIRL
Director: Darcy McKinnon
Director: Biliana Grozdanova
Director: Max Benitez
Producer: Kristin Benitez
Director: Lana Garland
Producer: Nathan Clarke
Location: North Carolina
BRIDGE TO BETTER
Director: Jessica Chriesman
Director: Kayla Gladney
All stories and storytellers coming from the American South. These states and one federal district include: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Your project tells a story about Inclusive Economies and/or addresses issues around the topic of Inclusive Economies.
These projects must be completed within 6 months of receiving funding, be factually accurate, follow best practices in documentary ethics, and be presented in English or subtitled in English.