A jury of industry professionals has culled 11 works in progress from a record breaking 690 submissions for the ninth annual programme.
Each selection receives an initial $15,000 grant. Titles include Ondi Timoner’s Mapplethorpe, a narrative film based on the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that has James Franco attached to star.
Rhymes For Young Ghouls from the Canadian Film Centre was also selected to participate in the fifth year of Tribeca’s association with the Center.
Two awards will be announced on Apr 26 at the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards with an additional $10,000 presented to both winners. The projects will be presented over the course of a five-day career development scheme to run Apr 22-26 during the Tribeca Film Festival.
“We received a record number of submissions this year, which really speaks to the importance of programmes that support the filmmaking community,” Tribeca Film Institute executive director Beth Janson said.
“The projects selected show outstanding potential, and we look forward to helping the filmmakers develop their visions through exceptional access and support.”