Nine Projects Chosen for Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grants

The fund, now in its fourth year, provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers whose feature-length films highlight and humanize issues of social importance.

Nine projects have been selected to receive grants from the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci said Wednesday.

The fund, now in its fourth year, provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers whose feature-length films highlight and humanize issues of social importance.

TFI will administer the grants, which total $150,000.

For the first time this year, the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights has joined the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and create the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award, which will annually provide funding of $50,000 for three film projects “that illuminate the courage, compassion, extraordinary strength of character and contributions of women from around the world.”

The six projects that will collectively receive $100,000 total in funding from the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund are An American Promise (directors, Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster); Caught in the Net (director, Hilla Medalia); Democrats (director, Camilla Nielsson, producer, Henrik Veileborg); The Great Invisible (producer/director Margaret Brown, producer, Jason Orans); Untitled Global Health Documentary (director, Kief Davidson); and Charge (director, Mike Plunkett).

The projects that will collectively receive $50,000 in funding from the inaugural Spotlighting Women Documentary Award are Barefoot Engineers (director, Jehane Noujaim); Justice for Sale (directors, Ilse & Femke van Velzen); and The World Before Her (director, Nisha Pahuja).

The projects were selected by a jury consisting of Jessica Alba, Amir Bar-Lev, Wendy Ettinger, Frida Giannini, Edward Norton and Mariane Pearl.

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