Tribeca Film Institute has announced the launch of a new fellowship and grant body, the TFI Documentary Fund. Presented by HBO, the new fund will give out more than $100,000 in order to further the development of character-driven docs. The Fund will also give three recipients the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with HBO Documentary Film executives, on top of financial support, supervision and guidance from TFI and HBO.
The fellowships will be awarded to films in the advanced stages of development, production or post-production. The TFI/HBO Documentary Screen Test fellowship awards $50,000 to an emerging filmmaker in production on his or her first feature-length documentary, while the TFI/HBO House I Live In fellowship gives $25,000 finishing funds to a doc focused on the filmmaker’s personal story and the $25,000 TFI/HBO Outside Looking In fellowship is granted to an extraordinary character-driven story, which takes audiences into someone else’s world.
Recipients will be announced at the annual TFI Awards held during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The application can be found here.
Additionally, submissions are now open other 2011 TFI Filmmaker Programs, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Tribeca All Access (TAA) and TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund.