About TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program

The TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program will award grants ranging from $15,000 - $20,000 to up to three up-and-coming storytellers per year. Selected participants will be creating short-form documentaries that highlight the exceptional work of an athletic community or organization in the United States or globally. Eligible films will be driven by creative story-driven filmmaking and will highlight issues of social importance through the lens of sports, athletics and/or competition.
In addition to financial support, grantees will receive professional guidance and mentorship along with a comprehensive workshop during the Tribeca Film Festival. Additional ancillary support may include project notes, networking assistance, and exposure to high-level industry professionals.
For additional information about the TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program, please visit our Rules and Regulations, or contact us at documentary@tribecafilminstitute.org or 212.274.8080