The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the 2015 recipients of the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

More than $1m in grants have been awarded over the life of the programme, a partnership with the Alfred P Sloan Foundation that supports films with “a fresh take on science, mathematics and technology.”

The 2015 TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund grantees are: The Catcher Was A Spy directed by Ben Lewin; House Of Tomorrow directed by Peter Livolsi; The Man Who Knew Infinity directed by Matt Brown; and Picking Cotton directed by Jessica Sanders.

This year’s TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund recipients will receive a collective total of $150,000 in grants to support their projects, the topics of which range from an unknown math genius to a baseball player who doubled as a spy. 

Each film-maker will be feted at a reception during the Tribeca Film Festival. The selection jury featured producer Anne Carey, actor Raul Esparza, actor-director Danny Glover, physicist Ben Lillie and neuroscientist Daniela Schiller.

Previous grantees include The Imitation Game and Computer Chess (pictured).