Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) was thrilled to continue, for the third year, a partnership with Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) to support the art of short-form documentary storytelling.
Six projects focusing on the American West were selected to enter the IF/Then Shorts pitch competition at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on February 21, 2019 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the University of Montana UC Theater.
The winner was selected by a professional jury consisting of:
Monika Navarro, Senior Director of Programs, Tribeca Film Institute
Drew Xanthopoulos, Independent Filmmaker
Poh Si Teng, Senior Producer for Al Jazeera English
Andrew Blackwell, Supervising Editor for The New York Times Op-Docs
Pam Torno, Series Producer for Indie Lens Story Cast
The jury chose "Untitled Immigration Lawyer Project" by Priscilla González Sainz 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.
"Untitled Immigration Lawyer Project" was selected from the following six projects:
Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) is thrilled to continue, for the third year, a partnership with Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) to support the art of short-form documentary storytelling.
Online registration opens: November 13, 2018
Project application deadline: December 31, 2018
Notification of project selection: late January 2019
IF/Then pitch competition in Missoula, MT: February 21, 2019
All stories and storytellers coming from the American West. These 13 states include: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. (Note: It is NOT a requirement that the filmmaker resides in one of these states. We are primarily seeking stories about the American West.)
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.