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Official Movies Selected to Receive Support From the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Filmmaker Fund


Official Movies Selected to Receive Support From the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Filmmaker Fund

The six movies that will receive financial and creative support from the Tribeca Film Institute’s (TFI) Sloan Filmmaker Fund have been announced. In partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the films will be awarded a total of $140,000 and will be recognized at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund honors narrative movies that dramatize science and technology, or portray scientists, engineers or mathematicians in prominent roles. In addition to the grants, the winners will also receive a year-long mentorship with science experts and filmmakers in order to help them complete their movies.

Of this year’s winning filmmakers, Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan’s Vice President of Programs, has called them multi-talented. “Their diverse range of stories…attest to the growing power and appeal of movies that engage with life at the deepest level of nature and our shared humanity,” Weber added.

Some of the winners include ‘A Birder’s Guide to Everything,’ written and directed by Rob Meyer, and screenwriter and director Lara Shapiro’s ‘Talking Book.’ More information about the Sloan Filmmaker Fund winners can be found at the TFI’s official website,

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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