Tribeca Film Institute Names 2014 All Access Grant Recipients

Moni Yakim Legacy Project Tribeca

Tribeca Film Institute, the nonprofit loosely affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, has tapped ten developing projects to support through its Tribeca All Access program, which includes special career development sessions during Tribeca’s upcoming fest.

With five docs and five narrative features making the cut, along with a Canuck title supported in partnership with the Canadian Film Center, the selected projects will each receive $15,000 in addition to year-round guidance and other resources. Previous TAA projects have included recent Sundance alums “Through a Lens Darkly” and “Obvious Child.”

This year’s TAA docu recipients include “The Moni Yakim Legacy Project” (pictured, above), Rauzar Alexander’s bio of the Israeli theater guru; “The Unafraid,” Heather Courtney and Anayansi Prado’s look at undocumented youth banding together to attend college classes; and “Clearwater,” a portrait of the Coast Salish community by Tracy Rector and Lou Karsen. Sara Seligman’s thriller “Falcon Lake,” Colette Burson’s coiffure comedy “Permanent” and Barney Cheng’s gay adoption tale “Baby Steps” are among the projects on the narrative list, along with Canadian title “Jean of the Joneses,” Stella Meghie’s pic about a dysfunctional family of Jamaican women.

The All Access program accounts for one chunk of the $2.2 million that TFI will dole out this year to support filmmakers and brewing project. The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival runs April 16-27.

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