The TFI Latin America Fund supports innovative filmmakers living and working in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America who are working on feature-length scripted, documentary or doc-fiction hybrid films. Funded films are story-driven and in the advanced stages of development, production or post-production with no existing US or Latin American distribution in place. Whether through unconventional forms or more traditional means, selected storytellers are encouraged to invent, explore and redefine visions and stories that reflect their diverse cultures.
Through the Fund, TFI supports Latin American and Caribbean filmmakers who are working independently of larger producers in an effort to reach a more expansive audience. The artists supported by this program range from filmmakers exploring unique approaches to storytelling , to those working within a medium and/or a community that is underrepresented in the mainstream.
The TFI Latin America Fund seeks feature-length scripted, documentary, animated or doc-fiction hybrid films that are story-driven and in the advanced stages of development, production or post-production with no existing US or Latin American distribution in place. The Fund recognizes and supports projects that take stylistic risks and are unconventional in form and content, but that above all else position the story as the driving force of the film. In short, the TFI Latin America Fund looks for films that bravely push the boundaries of artistic storytelling and show a new & exhilarating side to the Latino identity. Please refer to our list of previous grantees to get a better idea of the types of films we fund.
Each grantee will receive a grant of up to $12,000 and exclusive guidance from the Tribeca Film Institute to ensure that each film reaches completion and enters the U.S. marketplace from the best possible vantage point. TFI Latin America Fund grantees will also have the chance to participate at TFI Network, Tribeca Film Institute’s filmmaker/industry market during the next Tribeca Film Festival.
The TFI/Bloomberg Grants
The TFI/Bloomberg Grants are awarded to Latin American scripted and documentary filmmakers who live and work in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean in order to aid in the development of their projects at any stage. An application to the TFI Latin America Fund automatically places your project in consideration for these grants.
The TFI/Canacine Grants
With the support of Canacine, TFI provides grants to feature-length scripted & documentary Mexican storytellers, to support their projects at any stage from development thru post-production. An application to the TFI Latin America Fund automatically places your project in consideration for these grants.
Films will be selected from an open call for submissions, and final decisions will be made by Tribeca Film Institute staff in the Artist Programs department, with the approval of our esteemed advisory committee of industry professionals
TFI Latin America Fund
In order to qualify for the TFI Latin America Fund, entrants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible.
For the TFI/Bloomberg Grants:
All submissions must include the following:
September 6th, 2017 – Submissions Open
November 6th, 2017 – Submissions Deadline
There is no entry to apply for the TFI Latin America Fund.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the entry process: