Written by: FFT Webmaster | June 3rd, 2011
The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci have announced the 2011 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. The Fund, now in its fourth year, provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films highlighting and humanizing issues of social importance from around the world. Nine projects have been selected from 450 submissions from 38 countries to receive a total of $150,000. New this year, the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights has created the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award which will annually provide funding of $50,000. Three film projects that illuminate the courage, compassion, extraordinary strength of character, and contributions of women from around the world have been chosen for the inaugural award. The projects that will collectively receive $100,000 total in funding for the 2011 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund are: AN AMERICAN PROMISE (Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster), CAUGHT IN THE NET (Hilla Medalia), DEMOCRATS (Camilla Nielsson), THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Margaret Brown), UNTITLED GLOBAL HEALTH DOCUMENTARY (Kief Davidson) and CHARGE (Mike Plunkett). The projects that will collectively receive $50,000 total in funding for the inaugural Spotlighting Women Documentary Award are: BAREFOOT ENGINEERS (Jehane Noujaim), JUSTICE FOR SALE (Ilse & Femke van Velzen) and THE WORLD BEFORE HER (Nisha Pahuja).