Tribeca All Access®: Rules and Regulations

Submissions Now Closed

OVERVIEW

Submissions are open September 24th - November 19th, 2018. 

Please read all of the Rules & Regulations specific to your documentary or scripted project before applying. 

Tribeca All Access® seeks feature-length scripted and documentary projects from both established and emerging storytellers whose team includes a director that is underserved in the U.S. industry. Projects may be in any stage of development, from the treatment/screenplay stage through post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are welcome to apply. Directors should be applying with their first or second feature films. 

In addition to providing a grant, TFI works closely with the recipients and helps them develop professional relationships throughout the film industry via networking opportunities such as, TFI Network, panels, workshops and other events during the Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca All Access® also provides year-round, customized support in order to advance projects through completion.

FUNDING & SUPPORT

Seven scripted filmmakers and seven documentary filmmakers will each receive $10,000 in grant money. At least four of these selections will support filmmakers living and working in Latin America (Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America). 

Grants can be used towards any stage from development through post-production. Grantees will participate in roundtables and info sessions with industry during the Tribeca Film Festival – including Tribeca Film Institute’s center-piece film market, TFI Network.

Note: for TAA alums hoping to receive additional support or discretionary funding, please refer to the TAA Alumni page

Additional Rules and Regulations can be found for corresponding grants and awards:

Find out more information about the TAA Alumni Grants

SUBMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS

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

Eligible projects must have one qualifying director, producer or screenwriter attached. There are no requirements in terms of film subject matter, genre or budget range.

All applicants will be notified of their project status via email by March 1st 2019.

SCRIPTED FILMS

  • Applicants are required to apply with a thorough treatment and, if available, a feature-length screenplay, with or without a director attached.
  • 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 (YouTube, Vimeo) or DVD.  Sample work must be a minimum of 5 consecutive minutes in length, though 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.
  • Directors may apply with their first or second feature film. 
  • Submissions must NOT have been distributed in theaters or have aired on any form of television, internet streaming, or public screening prior to February 2019.
  • Student projects are not eligible for this program.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  • Applicants are required to apply with a thorough treatment 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 in pre-production/development, production, or post-production. 
  • Projects in pre-production or development should have already secured access to their subject(s) and  put a suggestive storyline in place.
  • Directors may apply with their first or second feature film. 
  • Edited footage (e.g. trailer, teaser, rough-cut) should be submitted via a URL (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube) or a mailed DVD. 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. Any footage submitted must be at least 7 minutes in length.
  • Submissions must NOT have been distributed in theaters or have aired on any form of television, internet streaming, or public screening prior to February 2019.
  • Student projects are not eligible for this program.

HYBRID FILMS

  • Hybrid films are absolutely eligible. Please select the closest correpsonding category (scripted or documentary) and follow those application regulations. 
  • Please detail in your artistic statement and/or treatment how your film is hybrid in format. 

All submissions must include the following:

  • A completed online application form (SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED).
  • A director from an under-represented community in the film industry attached to the project.
  • Bios and contact information for key filmmaker(s)/applicant(s).
  • Registration with the WGA or copyright office for all submitted screenplays.
  • If submitting footage via online streaming URL – Links embedded in your online application that redirect to a streaming website where we may access your footage. PLEASE NOTE: You must not take down your footage at any time through the submission process (September – February), or you will be disqualified.
  • If you provide a URL link to footage, you are not required to mail DVDs. If submitting footage via DVD – please send to the shipping address listed below. All copies must be labelled with the following: submission number, project title, sample work’s title and run time, and applicants’ names and contact information.
  • A budget top sheet or summary that breakdowns, to your best estimation, the total funding needed for the project. This sheet should reflect how the initial funding grant of $10,000 from TAA will be used as well as note any other amounts of money that may have already been secured.
  • Applicants must be at least 18-years old.

ENTRY FEES

This is no entry fee to apply to the Tribeca All Access® Program.

SHIPPING

We require applicants to submit all necessary materials online. 

QUESTIONS?

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to some commonly asked questions.

If you still have questions regarding the entry process, please feel free to contact us directly:

scripted@tfiny.org  / documentary@tfiny.org or (212) 274-8080