The basics of the Heineken Voces Grant:
* Supports Latin American artists living in the U.S. and working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects that offer new perspectives on their cultural experiences.
* Project Status - For narratives: films at any stage of production from treatment to rough cut. For documentaries: films in the advanced stages of development, production and/or post-production.
* Region: For Latino filmmakers based in the United States
* Funding: Two $10,000 grants being awarded (for one feature narrative and one feature documentary)
TFI has made it a goal to not only seek out unheralded projects from around the world but also help foster the development of filmmakers living and working here in the United States. That’s what brought the Tribeca All Access (TAA) program into fruition and what’s propelled it to advocate for idiosyncratic and refreshing subject matter.
Over the years, TAA’s succeeded in highlighting stories that go beyond common parameters of theme and characterization. Having seen this continued investment towards underrepresented works pay off through the years, TFI’s now expanded on this idea and launched the Heineken Voces grant, which supports US-based Latino filmmakers working on a feature-length narrative or documentary project that offers a new perspective on their cultural experience. You can apply for the grant here; submissions close on October 10th.
Since its onset, TAA’s established a talented roster of filmmakers that have depicted Latinos’ triumphs and struggles in modern America with uncompromising takes on the material. On the narrative front, Gun Hill Road (TAA ’09) and Entre Nos (TAA ’08) offer compelling views on frayed family dynamics and immigration, respectively, while also delving into deeper insights of acceptance and individualism.
Check here with Tribeca Film Institute to apply.