Tribeca Film Institute in association with the JustFilms initiative have awarded interactive projects 6X9, Argus Panoptes and Red Red Roll grants from the 2015/2016 TFI New Media Fund.
Each $50,000 award will enable the creators to explore socially charged issues through transmedia storytelling.
Subjects cover police brutality, sensory deprivation and sexual assault.
An advisory board comprised of filmmaker Julia Bacha, producer Sandi Dubowski of A Jihad For Love, Lisa Steiman, Jenni Wolfson and filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall of Thank You For Playing selected the grantees.
“The creativity of our TFI New Media Fund applicants each year is beyond inspiring and this year was no different,” said senior director of interactive programs at TFI Opeyemi Olukemi. “The three selected projects tackle vital social issues while encapsulating the power of transmedia storytelling.”
“We see the power of moving image storytelling as an important component to disrupt dominant cultural narratives that drive inequality around the world,” said director of JustFilms at the Ford Foundation Cara Mertes.
“Each of the projects selected for the TFI Media Grant are challenging our assumptions, pushing us to think differently, and charting new and provocative terrain for digital storytelling.”