Tribeca Film Institute Announces Sloan Filmmaker Fund Winners (Exclusive)

Published on Apr 09, 2020

Tribeca Film Institute Announces Sloan Filmmaker Fund Winners (Exclusive)

Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced on Thursday the four winners of this year’s Tfi Sloan Filmmaker Fund, which will be awarded grants of $150,000 with mentorship.

The Fund, which champions fiction films and series that feature themes of science, math and technology, has selected “Mabel,” “The Mushroomers,” “Neon Tilapia” and “Tadpole” — all of which are currently in development.

“We’re excited to announce this group of projects which feature glowing genetically modified fish, a mycologist, and a high school student whose best friend is an intelligent potted plant,” Amy Hobby, executive director at Tribeca Film Institute said in a statement. “All four of these projects are in the development phase, and the Tfi Sloan Filmmaker Fund grant will give these teams the boost they need to propel their projects forward.”

The four films delve into our mysterious and curious natural world, with “Mabel,” directed by Nicholas Ma,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Mackenzie Nichols