Tribeca awards underrepresented filmmakers

Pete Chatmon, Candice Sanchez-McClaren among winners

NEW YORK -- The Tribeca Film Festival and sister nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute presented six filmmakers from underrepresented communities with the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards Friday.

Pete Chatmon and co-writer Candice Sanchez McClaren took home the narrative award for their bank heist screenplay "$Free.99." Leigh Dana Jackson won in the emerging narrative section for his time travel-themed script "The Infinite Life of Stuart Hornsley."

Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco won the docu section work-in-progress "She Wants to Be A Matador," and Anslem Richardson won the screenwriting prize for the car-crash drama "Bardos."

Richardson took home $8,500, while the other filmmakers received $12,000 in their categories.

The ceremony was held Friday night at Budakkan in Manhattan.
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