Gucci, PPR, Tribeca create doc award

The Spotlighting Women Documentary Award will be part of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and will offer US$50,000 to film projects focused on women's issues.
May 24, 2011

The PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights and Gucci are teaming up with the Tribeca Film Institute to launch the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award. It is part of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund (GTDF), now in its fourth year.

The new award, first reported on by realscreen in its coverage of the Hot Docs Forum, will annually offer US$50,000 to a minimum of two documentary film projects dealing with women and women’s issues. Each grantee will also receive consultation and one-on-one guidance from the Institute to help the projects reach completion.

In its first three years, the GTDF has awarded a total of $100,000 annually to at least four different doc films. This year’s grant recipients for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and Spotlighting Women Documentary Award will be announced next week.

“It has been rewarding to support the creativity and commitment of these documentary filmmakers, whose films bring greater awareness and understanding of critical subjects from around the world,” said Gucci creative director Frida Giannini. “The mission of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund is a perfect match for the PPR Foundation, and will allow us to expand the scope and the reach of this worthwhile program.”

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