Lilly Hartley’s Candescent Films has announced a multi-year initiative with Tribeca Film Institute to support documentary film through the Candescent Award.

The inaugural recipient will be Tribeca Film Festival opener Time Is Illmatic about the circumstances surrounding the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic.

Candescent Films was founded in 2010 by creative producer Hartley and upcoming releases of supported films include Who Is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Fed Up and 1971 and Art And Craft, both of which will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Earlier supported titles include The Queen Of Versailles, Sons Of The Clouds, Gideon’s Army and After Tiller.

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