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Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute Help to Increase Diversity in Media

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Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute Help to Increase Diversity in Media

Tribeca Film Festival , and its non profit affiliate Tribeca Film Institute both work to increase diversity in the media.  Tribeca Film Festival showcases works from filmmakers of all different backgrounds.  A number of films written and directed by groups that have been underrepresented as screenwriters and directors (women, and non whites) are shown at the festival.  

Two good films directed by women shown at the festival this year were I Got Something To Tell You, directed by Whoopi Goldberg, and the Moment, directed by Jane Weinstock.  Goldberg's film was a documentary about comedian Moms Mabley.  Weinstock's film, the Moment, starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and was about a war photographer's recovery from injury and a disastrous relationship.

Tribeca Film Institute also supports filmmakers from underrepresented communities in other ways.  There are grants provided to filmmakers.  Once one wins a grant from Tribeca, they help support and promote the winner.  There are a number of networking events sponsored by Heineken where filmmakers can meet each other and network.  On April 20, 2013, at the Heineken sponsored event, Tribeca honored a number of Latin American and African American  filmmakers.  Some of these films are shown at Tribeca Film Festival, and others are in earlier stages of production.

It's wonderful that such a big entity as Tribeca, one so influential in the New York Film industry, is working very hard to increase diversity in the media.  Quite successfully, I might add.  I attend their events rather frequently, and there you meet film industry professionals of all types.
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Screenwriter. Historian. BA in History and certificate in Latin American studies from Cornell University. MA in English Education from Columbia University. Very interested in public policy.

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