The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has announced the films that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund provided by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation. 

This year six projects out of 128 submissions will be awarded a total of $140,000 to help film-makers create and distribute their films.  In addition grant recipients will also receive year-round mentorship from science experts and members of the film industry.

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund awards grants to narrative film projects that dramatise science and technology themes in film or that portray scientists, engineers, or mathematicians in prominent character roles. Sloan Foundation vice-president of programmes Doron Weber will present the awards to the winners during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. 

The following projects were selected for funding: The Devil’s Teeth, Future Weather, Haber, Map Of The Universe, Midnight Sun and Obselidia (pictured).