Heineken Voces grant announced during fest

Tribeca Film Institute is expanding its roster of filmmaker grants with the Heineken Voces Grant, a $10,000 award to be handed out, beginning next year, as part of TFI’s Latin American Media Fund.

Set to be announced Saturday night, the Heineken-funded grant is aimed at supporting American Latino filmmakers. Along with the grant coin, intended to help a filmmaker complete a pic and launch it in the marketplace, the award recipients also will receive guidance and support from TFI in the form of screenings, notes sessions, distribution planning, and fundraising aid.

Institute’s Latin American Media Fund had previously only supported creatives based in Latin America.

Submissions for the inaugural 2012 grant will be accepted in September, with more detailed dates and guidelines to be announced. Initial grant announcement is part of the 2011 Tribeca fest, which runs through May 1.

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