( ENSPIRE NEWS ) Tribeca All Access Celebration & Cocktails
Tribeca Film Institute’s (TFI)’s Tribeca All Access (TAA) Celebration & Cocktails was held at Spring Studios in New York City. Celebrating over ten years, TAA supports working filmmakers and producers who come from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry. As an engine for diversity, TAA is a champion of the inclusion of authentic female and ethnic voices in film, whose work moves the conversation forward while speaking powerfully to both mainstream and underserved audiences and the larger global film landscape.
Past and present grantees of the Tribeca All Access (TAA) Fund, as well as their family and friends, industry professionals, and the team from Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) filled the room at Spring Studios. The celebration began with Ryan Harrington (VP of Artist Programs at TFI), who spoke about the TAA program and how TFI works together with the filmmakers to develop their films in all stages of production and post-production. Ryan then played a short film that featured the TAA grantees speaking about their works and how the TAA program helped them to bring unheard voices to the mainstream and influence change in their communities. Some of the filmmakers who attended included Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Terence Nance (So Young, So Pretty, So White), and Pacho Velez (The Reagan Years).Following the film, Ryan introduced the new executive director, Anna Ponder, who welcomed the TFI team to the stage and thanked them for the hard work and continual efforts to support the next generation of filmmakers through TAA, and TFI’s various other programs.
Every year, world-renowned artists create and donate works to be presented to Tribeca Film Festival’s award winners. These artists are honored for their contributions in a special exhibit in Spring Studios. You can find more information here.