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Cinereach Supported Films at the Tribeca Film Festival
Dear Friends,
The spring festival season is upon us!
We’re excited to welcome five Cinereach supported films to New York City for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, which begins April 18th. Check the festival’s site for ticket info.
Grantees BURN and The World Before Her will have their world premieres, and Planet of Snail will make its North American Premiere.
BURN (Nonfiction)
Dirs. Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez

A front-line look at the city of Detroit, as seen through the eyes of its firefighters, who are some of the busiest in the world.

» Tribeca Screening Times

Planet of Snail (Nonfiction)
Dir. Seung-Jun Yi

Young-Chan comes from the Planet of Snail. Dwellers of this tiny planet are deaf and blind, and call themselves ‘snails’ because they rely only on their tactile senses, and communicating by touch.

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The World Before Her (Nonfiction)
Dir. Nisha Pahuja

Two competitors in the Miss India Contest show an India divided along many fault lines—political, religious, economic and cultural.

» Tribeca Screening Times

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantees Keep the Lights On and Postcards from the Zoo will make their New York and North American premieres, respectively, at this year’s festival.
Keep the Lights On (Fiction)
Dir. Ira Sachs

The story of a tumultuous, decade-long relationship between two men in New York City, chronicling the bonds that keep them together and the addictions that tear them apart.

» Tribeca Screening Times

Postcards from the Zoo (Fiction)
Dir. Edwin

After being abandoned at a young age at the zoo, a young woman leaves her magical childhood behind to discover the world outside.

» Tribeca Screening Times

Beyond New York City, across the US and around the world, the spring film festivals are brimming with Cinereach grantees. Keep an eye out for Code of the West, Informant, Kuichisan, Laura, The Patron Saints, Reportero, Ok, Enough, Goodbye and other titles in festival lineups from Boston to Buenos Aires! Click here for a full list.

More updates soon!

Happy spring,

The Tribeca Film Festival is a springtime staple for us New Yorkers, but film lovers from Boston to Buenos Aires have an exciting and simulating April to take part in as well.

Below are some festivals that are coming up fast, and we’ve listed the Cinereach supported films selected for each.


April 11 – 22 // Buenos, Aires, Argentina

Cinereach grantees:
Kuichisan, Laura and Ok, Enough, Goodbye (plus short films by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia)

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantee:
Postcards from the Zoo


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
April 12 – 15 // Durham, NC

Cinereach grantees:
Girl Model
and Reportero

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantee:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry


April 12 – 29 // Copenhagen, Denmark

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantees:
Keep the Lights On, Porfirio and Postcards from the Zoo
Girl Model 16x9

Dallas International Film Festival
April 12 – 22 // Dallas, TX

Cinereach grantees:
Girl Model
and Tchoupitoulas

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantees:
Compliance and An Oversimplification of Her Beauty


Sarasota Film Festival
April 13 – 22 // Sarasota, FL

Cinereach grantee:
Girl Model, The Patron Saints and Tchoupitoulas

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantee:
Compliance, Keep the Lights On and The Queen of Versailles

SF-Informant San Francisco International Film Festival
April 19 – May 3 // San Francisco, CA

Cinereach grantees:
Informant and Ok, Enough, Goodbye

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantees:
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Compliance, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and The Queen of Versailles


The Independent Film Festival Boston
April 25 – May 2 // Boston, MA

Cinereach grantees:
BURN, Code of the West and Girl Model

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantee:
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and The Queen of Versailles

HotDocs-Call Me Kuchu

Hot Docs
April 26 – May 6 // Toronto, ON Canada

Cinereach grantees:
Call Me Kuchu, Laura, Planet of Snail, Tchoupitoulas and The World Before Her

Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute grantees:
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and The Queen of Versailles

Cinereach Summer Grants 2010

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Summer cycle grants have been awarded!
Dear Friends of Cinereach,
We’re proud to share our Summer 2010 selection of Cinereach Grantees with you! This group of films ranges widely across the geographic and stylistic spectrums and reflects our ongoing efforts to support groundbreaking and relevant work.

Cinereach grants have been awarded to a broad array of films in a relatively short amount of time. This cycle we award deep, targeted support to eight new projects at critical moments in their creative evolution, and reinforce our existing support to three grantees who have received Cinereach funding in previous cycles.

Our organization thrives on empowering filmmakers whose work transcends political or social boundaries, and eschews or reinvents the tenets of form. We’re thrilled to see how films as different as Planet of Snail and The Shark’s Eye can follow such disparate characters, but both use quiet, deliberate storytelling to make rarely seen worlds immediately familiar.

We have come to expect a highly challenging selection process each cycle. Again we saw a vast body of engaging work, and making our decisions was as excruciating and as rewarding as ever. We are pleased to present our 2010 Summer Grantees:

Dragonslayer (Nonfiction)
Dir. Tristan Patterson | USA | In Post-Production

A portrait of Skreech, a 23 year old pool-skating legend from Fullerton, CA, who has only a backpack, skateboard and 20 pairs of sunglasses to his name. » More

Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit (Nonfiction)
Dir. Tom Putnam | USA | In Production

A front-line look at the city of Detroit, as seen through the eyes of its firefighters, who are some of the busiest in the world.
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Informant (Nonfiction)
Dir. Jamie Meltzer | USA | In Production

An investigation into the turbulent life and journey of a prominent radical activist turned FBI informant. » More

Untitled Sara Jane Moore Project (Nonfiction)
Dir. Robinson Devor | USA | In Development

A look into the mind of Sara Jane Moore, a 45 year old former socialite turned radical who was publicly exposed as double agent for the FBI and the violent Left and who attempted to assassinate President Ford.
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Circumstance (Fiction)
Dir. Maryam Keshavarz | Iran | In Post-Production

In modern day Iran, three childhood friends grapple with sexuality, love, and friendship during a tumultuous adolescence. » More

The Shark’s Eye (Nonfiction)
Dir. Alejo Hoijman | Nicaragua | In Production

A coming of age film set in the forgotten Caribbean coast of Nicaragua where opportunities for young people are scarce and drug trafficking seems to be an easier way to make a living. » More

Girl Model (Nonfiction)
Dir. David Redmon & Ashley Sabin | Russia/Japan/USA | In Post-Production

Girl Model follows a complex supply chain between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., within the modeling industry. The story is told through the eyes of the scouts, agencies and a 13 year old model. » More

Teenage (Nonfiction)
Dir. Matt Wolf | Germany/UK/USA | In Development
Based on the book by the seminal punk author Jon Savage, Teenage is an unconventional historical film about youth culture before 1945—the year the term “teenage” and its popular associations came into being.
» More
Kinyarwanda (Fiction)
Dir. Alrick Brown | Rwanda | In Post-Production

During the Rwandan genocide, some crossed the lines of hatred to protect each other. These are their stories of faith, family, courage and forgiveness. » More

Planet of Snail (Nonfiction)
Dir. Seung-Jun Yi | South Korea | In Post-Production

A deaf-blind man who once thought he could do nothing in this world learns to communicate and starts loving his life in his own way.
» More

OK, Enough, Goodbye (Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla) (Fiction)
Dir. Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia | Lebanon | In Post-Production

A 40 year old man still living with his elderly mother has given up on the idea of becoming independent. When his mother suddenly leaves him, he is left with nothing but the company of a city and what it offers.
» More

We’d like to extend our gratitude to all our applicants, our grants committee and external reviewers. We continue to be encouraged and amazed by the breadth of moving and courageous work undertaken by the independent film community.

Thank you for being a part of the Cinereach family and please be in touch if you are interested in supporting any of our new projects!

We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the Winter 2011 grant cycle. Visit for details, and we’ll be sure to remind you as the December 1st deadline approaches.

All our best!
Adella Ladjevardi
Grants Manager


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