TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund

by Tribeca Film Institute
(New York, NY, USA)

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund seeks exceptional narrative features at any stage from treatment to completed film that are scientifically relevant, accurate, and exciting. Eligible films should creatively address the role of science and technology in everyday lives, and/or depict the lives of scientists, engineers, innovators and mathematicians in new, but still accurate, ways.

In 2011, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund awarded up to $140,000 in grants from $10,000 to $40,000 towards compelling narrative filmmaking that explores scientific, mathematical, and technological themes and storylines, or that features a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, innovator or mathematician. 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.

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/or feasibility of scientific content, and the strength of your plans for seeing the project realized. Initial rounds of evaluation will be conducted by Tribeca Film Institute staff while final grantee selections will be made by an Awards Committee comprised of noteworthy professionals from science and cinema.

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund is a partnership of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute.


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