Tribeca and Gucci name doc finalists

Seven projects chosen from 390 submissions

The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci announced the recipients selected for the 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund on Wednesday.

In its third year, the Fund provides finishing finances to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films that document pressing social issues of immediate and historical significance.

Seven projects have been selected from 390 submissions from 23 countries to receive a total of $100,000, to be administered by TFI.

The projects were selected by a committee consisting of Diana Barrett, Liz Garbus, Simon Kilmurry, Trevor Neilson, and Mariane Pearl who chose the recipients from finalists previously selected by TFI.

The projects that will receive funding are:

 African Deep (Rachel Boynton)
 Donor 150 (Jerry Rothwell)
 Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba   Story (Tom Rielly)
 The Mosou Sisters (Marlo Poras & Yu Ying Wu Chou)
 The Redemption of General Butt Naked (Daniele Anastasion & Eric Strauss)
 The Warlord’s Wife (Victoria Stevenson)
 Welcome to Shelbyville (Kim Snyder)