Submissions open September 5th - November 5th, 2019.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute, provides funding for scripted features or series that are scientifically relevant, accurate, and exciting through the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund. The fund supports writers, filmmakers and producers from communities systematically excluded from the film industry.
Project Status: For projects in any stage
Region: For filmmakers based anywhere
Funding: Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000
In addition to financial support, grantees will receive professional guidance and mentorship through the Tribeca Film Institute, as dictated by the unique needs and status of the project and the level of experience of the filmmaking team. This ancillary support may include project notes, networking assistance, and exposure to financing and distribution executives.
Up to six projects will each receive a grant of $10,000 - $75,000 to use towards the development, production or post-production of their project. Grantees will participate in panels, workshops, and one-on-one meetings with industry executives during the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.
In order to qualify for the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, applicants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible.
Grantees will be selected from an open call for submissions. Consideration will be given not only to the creative merit of each project, but to the accuracy and uniqueness of the script’s scientific content, and the team’s ability to see the project through to completion. Initial rounds of evaluation will be conducted by Tribeca Film Institute staff while final grantee selections will be made by a Deliberation Committee comprised of noteworthy professionals from the science and film industries.
Applicants must be at least 18-years old.
All submissions must include:
September 5, 2019 – Submissions Open
November 5, 2019 – Submissions Close [11:59PM EST]
There is no entry fee to apply to the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.
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