The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) unveiled the 2007 festival prgrammes yesterday [March 28], which include the Tribeca Film Fellows programme, a gala screening of films by young New York film-makers entitled 'Our City, My Story', and an on-stage discussion with documentarian Albert Maysles.

The third Tribeca Film Fellows Programme invites 20 young film-makers from across New York aged 15-19 to take part in a mentorship scheme with festival film-makers, culminating in film pitches.

Three Rwandan film-makers will take part and will host a screening and feedback session for their work 'Three Voices: Focus On Rwanda, Empowering Rwanda's Youth through Filmmaking'.

'This year, between the Youth Filmmakers, Film Fellows, and our pilot Tribeca Teaches: Films in Motion programmes, we will directly reach more than 1300 students,' Jane Rosenthal, co-chair of the Tribeca Film Institute, said. 'Through these initiatives we will be able to really encourage youth film-makers and hope that these programs will double and triple in years to come.'

In a separate development, organisers at the Tribeca Film Institute and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation have chosen David Freeman as the winning screenwriter in the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Programme.

The scheme seeks to develop scripts with scientific and technological themes and/or characters. Freeman's project, A First Class Man, will receive financial support to help him develop the script over the course of a year.

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