TAA Alumni Grant: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply? 

Visit the application page and provide as much information as possible.

When is the submission deadline? Is there an entry fee? 

Submissions are open August 6th - September 10th (11:59pm EST) 2017. There is no entry fee. Submissions Now Closed.

How many projects will be selected? 

The amount of projects granted will vary based on the number of applicants and the quality of their applications. 

Are student films eligible? 

No.

What if I am turning my grad thesis into a feature or series? 

Yes.

When will I be notified of my application status? 

You will be notified of your application's completed status within two weeks of the deadline. All applicants will be notified if they will receive a grant no later than November 1st, 2017.

Can I have an extension? 

No. Please apply in the next quarter.

Is footage required to apply? 

If your project is film-based and you are the director, yes. If you are applying for travel funds, event funds, or with other non-film-based projects, footage is not required but highly encouraged. We accept DVDs but encourage links when you applying with footage.

Do I need a full script or is a treatment sufficient? 

You can apply with a script, treatment, or with a proposal for any other non-film-based project.

Does Tribeca All Access® own the rights to my project if it is selected for the  program? 

No. We do request that, once your film moves into production, you include the Tribeca Film Institute logo in the closing credits along with the words: "Supported by Tribeca All Access®."

If my project is selected for the TAA Alumni Grants, does that mean will it screen at the Tribeca Film Festival? 

No.

Will I be able to attend the Tribeca Film Festival as an accredited filmmaker? 

No.

Can I apply to other TFI programs? 

Yes.

Am I allowed to submit more than one project? 

Yes - we recommend that you use discretion and apply with the project that has the most momentum at deadline.

Are there any stipulations on how I spend my grant if selected? 

Yes. You are expected to spend the grant money as proposed in your application. We require either a copy of the finished project, a draft update, or a report within the grant year detailing your use of funds.

Where can I find additional answers to questions? 

For questions related to documentary support, please contact: documentary@tribecafilminstitute.org. For questions related to narrative support, contact: scripted@tribecafilminstitute.org. You can also reach our office at 212.274.8080