TAA Alumni Grants

Tribeca All Access® Alumni Fund supports its alumni throughout the year by offering microgrants of up to $5,000 for support in various capacities. Any team member of a TAA project may apply for any type of support - from seed/development funding for new stories to finishing funds of a previously-supported TAA or new project, to distribution & festival circuit support. The TAA Alumni Program supports any storytelling medium – including short films, episodic television, interactive or web-based projects.

Submissions Now Closed

There are NO requirements in terms of subject matter or genre.

All applicants will be notified of their project status no later than November 1st, 2017. Each project is eligible to apply once per cycle.

Submission Rules and Regulations

In order to qualify for Tribeca All Access Alumni Grants, entrants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible.

In order to qualify for a Tribeca All Access® Alumni Grant, you must be a team member of a project that has been grantee of the Tribeca All Access® program.

Scripted Programs

  • If you are applying with a feature-length project, you are required to apply with a treatment or feature-length screenplay with or without a director attached.
  • Eligible projects may be in pre-production/development, production, or post-production.
  • If you are applying for a travel stipend, please include a description of your travel and how it relates to your projects, indicating any potential dates.
  • Only ONE submission per applicant is allowed unless applicant is working on another project in a different role.
  • Films intending to be subtitled are eligible, but the submitted screenplay must be in English.
  • If a director is attached to the project, ONE full sample of the director’s prior work must be supplied via an online-streaming source or DVD. Sample work must be a minimum of 5 consecutive minutes in length, and we encourage longer. (Examples of prior work may include a webisode, short film, feature film, music video, commercial, etc.).  DO NOT provide reels or more than two samples of prior work, except if there is more than one director attached to the project.
  • If applying for event support or travel stipend, footage is not required but is certainly encouraged.
  • Submissions must NOT have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly or have been distributed in theaters on via the Internet prior to the application deadline.

Documentary Programs

  • Applicants are required to apply with a thorough proposal that outlines the intended shape of the documentary, introduces the subject(s) and/or locale(s), and provides an overview of the production team and budget.
  • Eligible documentary projects may be at any stage from development thru post-production.
  • Edited footage (e.g. trailer, teaser, or rough-cut) should be submitted via a URL (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube) or on a DVD (send 2 copies). Sample work from the project can be in any language or dialect; however, if it is not in English it must carry English subtitles.
  • Applicants with projects in pre-production or development that do not have sample footage of the current work need to submit a previous work sample in order to be eligible for support. However, any footage submitted must be at least 7 minutes in length.
  • If applying for event support or travel stipend, footage is not required but is certainly encouraged.
  • Projects applying for outreach and audience engagement must send a thorough strategy document with their application.

Submission Dates

Submissions Open: Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Submissions Close: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 (11:59pm EST)

Entry Fees

There is no entry fee.

Additional Materials & Shipping

Your application must be submitted online, and we encourage you to submit all additional materials digitally. 

Entries will not be considered complete until all of the materials are received.  Please refer to the guidelines above. All hard-copy submission materials must have the application number written on each item and must be postmarked within the entry deadline dates.

Tribeca Film Institute will make every effort to safe-guard the materials submitted; however TFI will not be responsible for lost or stolen submissions.  Submissions will not be returned.


Please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions regarding the entry process, please feel free to contact us directly: scripted@tribecafilminstitute.org or documentary@tribecafilminstitute.org or (212) 274-8080