Tribeca 2012: Six Films Receive Grants Supporting Latin American Filmmakers

7:48 PM PST 04/23/2012 by Gregg Kilday

Tribeca Film Institute announces beneficiaries of its TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES program.

The Tribeca Film Institute has awarded grants from TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES program to six films. The funds, totaling $60,000, support Latin American film and video artists.

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The four films that won this year’s TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund’s grants of $10,000 each are Francisco Herve‘s City of the Caesars, from Chile; Claudio Araya Silva’s Cuando los Mertos Estan Mas Secos/When the Dead Are Drier, from Bolivia; Ana Petra Costa‘s Elena, from Brazil; and Alejo Hoijman‘s The Shark’s Eye, from Argentina.

The Fund is sponsored by Moviecity and Canacine.

As part of the Latin Fund, the Heineken VOCES grant provides two additional grants to narrative and documentary projects helmed by Latino filmmakers, over the age of 21, who live and work in the United States. The winners were Las Marthas, a documentary about a Laredo, Texas debutante ball directed by Cristina Ibarra, and Holiday, a drama written and directed by Diego Araujo.  

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