Top brass at Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) have announced (9) the 2014 grantees of the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund. Separately,the 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund recipients have been unveiled.

This year’s TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund recipients will receive a total of $150,000 in grants to support their projects, selected by a jury comprising John Slattery, Meg Ryan, Jonathan Nolan and academics Heather Berlin and John Quakenbush.

The 2014 TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund grantees are: Afronauts – March 1965 (dir, Frances N Bodomo); potential awards season contender Imitation Game –The life Of British Mathematician And Logician, Alan Turing (dir, Morten Tyldum); Venus Transit – Iris (wr, Giulia Corda).

  • The San Francisco Film Society has unveiled the three winners of the 2014 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards totalling more than $75,000. Moby Longinotto’s The Joneses, Jason Zeldes’s Romeo Is Bleeding and Andrew James’s Street Fighting Man were each awarded significant funding that will help push them towards completion.
  • The First Time Fest has awarded the grand prize of theatrical distribution through Cinema Libre and the Scandinavian Locations Prize of a trip to the region and a writers retreat to Love Streaks (Germany) by Jakob Lass. The special jury prize went to Tommy Oliver’s 1982 (US). For the full list of winners visit the official website.