Tribeca All Access will present 32 new projects at the five-day event, which runs from Apr 25-29 during this year's Tribeca Film Festival, held from Apr 25-May 6.
Participating directors and screenwriters will get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with more than 100 potential investors, development executives, producers, and agents in scheduled meetings.
The 32 participating narrative and documentary directors and screenwriters encompass the African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander communities.
This year's TAA projects span a range of topics from a romantic comedy starring a neurotic lesbian to a documentary that goes inside the world of a professional league of born-again Christian wrestlers.
'Tribeca All Access is about identifying talent and challenging expectations,' TAA programme director Beth Janson said. 'We are extremely proud of our selections this year and look forward to facilitating many new and exciting relationships.'
Two alumni of the 2005 TAA programme - Benson Lee and Jeffrey Morgan - have films at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Lee will present the world premiere of Planet B-Boy, a documentary about world championship break dancing that plays in the documentary competition.
Morgan will present the world premiere of Lillie & Leander: A Legacy Of Violence, a documentary that examines what happens when a woman stumbles upon an explosive family secret that hints at decades of racially charged murders. Morgan's film will play in this year's Discovery programme.
For a line-up of the TAA film-makers and further details about the festival, visit the official website at www.tribecafilmfestival.org.