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2014 AS SEEN BY OUR CO-CHAIR ooking back at 2014, I am struck by the level of increased visibility and recognition achieved by TFI-supported storytellers. From high school student and Tribeca Film Fellow® Grace McLeod, who earned national notice with a feature in The New York Times and a profile on NPR related to her film, UNDER THE TABLE, to screenwriter Graham Moore, who received the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay for THE IMITATION GAME, the storytellers we champion rose to amazing heights. We couldn’t be more proud. NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC – the incredible documentary about hip hop artist Nasir “Nas” Jones – opened the Tribeca Film Festival® this year, which marked the first (but certainly not the last) time that a TFI-supported film was selected for this prestigious honor. But what does all of this really mean? Why is it important? We believe ensuring that a plurality of stories and voices reach as many people as possible is vital. In his Oscar® acceptance speech, Graham Moore movingly shared that, as a teenager, he’d attempted suicide because he felt “weird” and “different” and like he “did not belong.” He encouraged young people watching the broadcast to stay “weird” and “different” and assured them that they do belong – that their voices and their stories matter. And they do. Every story has the potential to inspire, to challenge, to transform. Ram Devineni’s augmented reality comic book, PRIYA’S SHAKTI, which is teaching young people in India to break from customs that turn a blind eye to violence against women, has exploded in the press (more than 400 media stories worldwide) and has been lauded by the United Nations as an incredibly effective tool for changing – and saving – lives. At TFI, we strive not only to identify the next generation of exceptional storytellers but also to ensure that their stories are realized and reaching audiences to maximum effect. Many of these projects would not happen without our grants and year-round mentoring. So we are tremendously appreciative for the support of our corporate and foundation partners and our individual donors, who generously allow us the privilege of doing this work. We are deeply committed to artists and audiences. We look ahead with great enthusiasm.

Jane Rosenthal Co-Founder and Co-Chair

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BY THE NUMBERS 2,175

SUBMISSIONS

RECEIVED

THROUGH ALL TFI’S ARTIST PROGRAMS / 135 STORYTELLERS SUPPORTED 13,000+ THROUGH

ACROSS

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STUDENTS TFI’S

PROJECTS

/

REACHED

EDUCATION

PRO-

GRAMS / 39 ORIGINAL SHORT FILMS CREATED BY STUDENTS IN TFI’S TRIBECA

TEACHES®

SCHOOL

PROGRAM

TEACHERS

/

85

TRAINED

THROUGH TFI’S BLUEPRINT FOR THE MOVING IMAGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS / 26 TFISUPPORTED FILM AND MEDIA PROJECTS SCREENED AT THE 2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL. ANNUAL REPORT 2014

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CONTENTS PEOPLE

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Grace McLeod

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Ram Devineni

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One9 & Erik Parker

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Graham Moore

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PLACES Tribeca Hacks

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StoryLab

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Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize

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Young Supporters Party

STATS & DATA

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Revenue

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Awards & Support

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Expenses By Category

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SPONSORS CONTRIBUTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS STAFF 4

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Interactive Day at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

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GRACE MCLEOD Director of UNDER THE TABLE

ribeca Film Fellow Grace McLeod had a momentous 2014 through her involvement with the program and TFI. Her scripted short UNDER THE TABLE tells the story of a young woman bringing her girlfriend home to her estranged Upper East Side family for Thanksgiving after her first semester of college. After the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, McLeodwas profiled in The New York Times and NPR. Further; In April 2014, she, along with other Film Fellows, screened “Local/Express,” a 2-minute-40-second original silent short, on 40 electronic billboards in Times Square.

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Director, Producer, and Co-Writer of PRIYA’S SHAKTI

"The goals are to challenge deeply rooted patriarchal views and create empathy and identification with rape survivors – so they feel comfortable seeking justice and begin the process of healing." am Devineni exemplifies social-justice storytelling. He is the Producer, Director, and Co-Writer of PRIYA’S SHAKTI, an augmented reality comic book that challenges gender-based sexual violence in India and around the world. Supported by the TFI New Media Fund (an initiative made possible by Ford Foundation), PRIYA’S SHAKTI tells the story of a young woman named Priya, a gang-rape survivor, who is ostracized by her family, and the Goddess Parvati as they fight against gender crimes. Following TFI’s catalytic grant in 2014, PRIYA’S SHAKTI has been featured in more than 400 media stories worldwide and at TFI Interactive as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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ONE9 & ERIK PARKER Director, Producer, and Writer of NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC

ilmmakers One9 and Erik Parker were awarded a Tribeca All Access® grant in March 2013 as they were finishing production on their documentary NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC. After attending the industry market that TFI hosts for its grantees each year during the Tribeca Film Festival, they applied for and received a TAA Alumni grant in 2014 to help with final edits. With TFI as their champion, their film was selected as the Opening Night film at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, marking the first time a TFI-funded film secured that coveted spot. TFI’s Education team has since written a study guide to accompany the film and has hosted screenings and discussions for public school students and prison inmates.

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Writer of THE IMITATION GAME

“If this film can resituate him [Alan Turing] as one of the great geniuses of the 20th century, that is our small part, our little bit of work that we can do to give his legacy the tribute that it deserves.”

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o one will ever make that; no one will ever finance that; no one will ever be in that, Graham Moore recalls in a 2014 interview with TFI. This was a common

reaction he encountered while pitching his idea for a movie about Alan Turing, the mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during World War II. Undeterred, Moore applied to the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund and received a grant to write THE IMITATION GAME. Moore's script, which blends Turing’s heroic efforts with his secret (then-illegal) life as a gay man in the UK, went on to earn eight Academy Award nominations. Moore took home the Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay and delivered one of the most memorable acceptance speeches of the 87th Academy Awards®, in which he revealed that he attempted suicide at age 16.

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n 2014, TFI and AT&T hosted a very successful hackathon during the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Part of TFI’s Tribeca Hacks series, this workshop

brought together media artists, technologists, and designers to create new interactive prototypes based on the theme of mobile storytelling. Since Tribeca Hacks ďŹ rst launched in 2012, TFI has held more than 30 different hackathons across the US as well as in France, Germany, Israel, and Switzerland.

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014 marked the second annual TFI/A&E IndieFilms StoryLab, a three-day workshop that provides in-depth assistance for five filmmaking teams

with documentary projects in post-production. This year’s session featured master classes by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady as well as mentorships with industry leaders including director and producer Amir Bar-Lev, producer Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment, and Julie Goldman, Chris Clements, and Carolyn Hepburn of Motto Pictures.

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aura Alsum of UCLA won the 2014 Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for her screenplay SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. Created with support

from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Prize recognizes the most outstanding science- and technology-related screenplays from the Sloan ďŹ lm school symposium: UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television; USC School of Cinematic Arts; NYU Tisch School of the Arts; AFI Conservatory; Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama; and Columbia University School of the Arts. TFI awarded Alsum a $30,000 cash prize as well as an additional $20,000 in professional services for the development of her screenplay, which follows a young athletic boy named Charlie who reinvents his persona at school after being diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disease.

SLOAN STUDENT GRAND JURY PRIZE

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YOUNG SUPPORTERS PARTY

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FI members enjoy exclusive benefits including private screenings, discounts on tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival, compli-

mentary access to TFI Interactive, free movie passes, and a prime spot at TFI’s annual membership party. In 2014, “Young Supporter” members hit the lanes at Brooklyn Bowl and savored free food, drinks, and a set by DJ Questlove. ANNUAL REPORT 2014

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STATS & DATA

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REVENUE 2014

$5,544,792

2013

$5,752,929

2012

$5,274,121

2011

$6,018,368

2010

$3,210,316

2011 2013 2014 2012

2010 ANNUAL REPORT 2014

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AWARDS & SUPPORT TFI NEW MEDIA FUND

TFI/ESPN PRIZE

TFI DOCUMENTARY FUND

TFI/ESPN FUTURE FILMMAKER PRIZE

TRIBECA ALL ACCESS

IWC FILMMAKER AWARD

SLOAN STUDENT GRAND JURY PRIZE

TFI LATIN AMERICA MEDIA ARTS FUND

0.9%

TFI SLOAN FILMMAKER FUND

GUCCI TRIBECA DOCUMENTARY FUND

$11,905

OTHER

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

RESILIENT COMMUNITIES PROJECT

13.5% $174,000

$107,0 00

8.3%

$1

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67

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1.9% $25,000

1.6% $20,000

2.3%

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$139,8

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$222,450

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TOTAL: $1,285,022


PROGRAM EXPENSES GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FUNDRAISING EXPENSES

82% $5,293,444

10% $623,638

8% $546,970 ANNUAL REPORT 2014

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THE PARTNERS THAT MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE

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2014 CONTRIBUTORS $1,000,000+

TRIBECA ENTERPRISES

HOLLIDAY FOUNDATION INFLUENCE FILM FOUNDATION

FORD FOUNDATION

$25,000+

ALA AND RALPH ISHAM

$500,000+

A&E INDIEFILMS

TANNY D. AND R. COURT JONES

MONTBLANC

JEFFREY ALTMAN

KALAM RESEARCH & MEDIA

THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

SERENA ALTSCHUL

GEORGE KLEIN

THE ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION

BNY MELLON

PETER LEWIS

CANACINE

JULIE AND BRUCE MENIN

$250,000+

NANCY AND STEVEN CROWN

MJS FOUNDATION

ESPN FILMS

MARK DALTON

TIME WARNER FOUNDATION

TONY DELLA SALLA

NEON ARTS, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION

MARINA AND PAUL DONAHUE

PATTY NEWBURGER

$150,000+

GALE AND IRA DRUKIER

NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

BLOOMBERG

MARTY EDELMAN

ANNE O'SHEA

GUCCI

HEINEKEN

ADAM RIEMER

THE JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

ILLY

JOANN RIGGIO

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

MAY ELLEN AND GERALD RITTER

PATTY JARAMILLO AND HOWARD RUBIN

TAMARA ROBINSON

THE ORCHARD SAVE THE STARFISH FOUNDATION

$75,000+ ROBERT DE NIRO KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN

PABLO SALAME

BROOKE AND DANIEL NEIDICH

KARI AND TODD WAGNER

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

TIME WARNER INC.

OVERBROOK FOUNDATION

$50,000+

THE RUDIN FOUNDATION

ACCESS INDUSTRIES

SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA

ANTIQUORUM

VARIETY

AT&T BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION

$10,000+

JANE BOON AND NORMAN PEARLSTINE

ACADEMY FOUNDATION

RON BURKLE

VALERIE BOOM AND JAMES GUNDERSON

CNN FILMS

CANDESCENT FILMS

KERING FOUNDATION

PEGGY AND MARK ELLIS

THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY

FIDELITY CHARITABLE FUND

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST THE PERELMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

VINCENT ROHAN

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

KERIANNE FLYNN

WEILL MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CARNEGIE HALL THE YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP NETWORK

$5,000+ BARBARA BELLETTI THE BLOOMINGDALE'S FUND OF THE MACY'S FOUNDATION TORY BURCH GRETCHEN AND STEPHEN BURKE MIKE CHAVET DOUGLAS DURST SANFORD EHRENKRANZ KATIE FORD

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

GOLDMAN SACHS GIVES

SANDRA AND LAURENCE GLUCK

ALICE HARRIS

GRUBMAN, INDURSKY & SHIRE, P.C.

HBO

HIVE DIGITAL MEDIA LEARNING FUND IN THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST

HEARST MAGAZINES KOBRA INTERNATIONAL JUDY MCGRATH

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STEVE MERCZYNSKI

ABIGAIL DISNEY

JOSH LIEBERMAN

NICOLE MILLER

KAREN DUBROW

JOE MARCHESE

MICHAEL OKEN

ROBERT DUFKIS

ANA MARTINY

IVAN ORLIC

CANDACE DYAL

LUCY METCALF

PERRI PELTZ

DAVID EARLS

JODE MILLMAN

LISA AND RICHARD PERRY

STEPHEN EDBERG

MORGAN STANLEY

PHILLIP POTEAT

ERIC EISNER

JULIUS NASSO

HEATHER RANDALL

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

CHRIS NOLAN

JOHN ROCHE

ELI N. EVANS

NY RACING ASSOCIATION

MARK ROHL

EXPLORING THE ARTS

EDWARD OMERT

TAMI ROSEN

JAN AND BILL FARBER

ALAN PATRICOF

JANE ROSENTHAL

SAL FAZIO

TONY PRIOLETTI

ILONA SAIC

STEPHANIE AND MICHAEL FERDMAN

IRENE AND DAVID RITTER

MARY AND DAVID SOLOMON

BARRY FRIEDBERG

AYALA AND JULES ROBERTS

SAFIE TAHERI

SONIA GARCIA-ROMERO

TAUBMAN COMPANY

DOMINIC GENOVESE

HON. YDANIS RODRIGUEZ, DISTRICT 10

ANNE TEMPLETON

DOUG GIAMBRONE

CYNTHIA THORNTON

MARK GILBERT

THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

JARED GLADSTONE

JAMIE WOLF

GOOGLE ALLEN GRUBMAN

$1,000+

LESLIE GRUSS

THOMAS AJAMIE

MAX GUEN

MARINA ARSENIJEVIC

MARC HANDELMAN

ALBERTA ARTHURS

RENEE HARBERS

RONNIE AND BOB BAILIN

IDIT HAREL

EDWINA AND JOHNNY BARBIS

VICTOR HOBSON

KHALIL BARRAGE

DAVID HRYCK

BENEVITY COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND

LISA HSIA

DANNY BENNETT JOHANNA BENNETT ALEXIANDREA BORDEN JACOB BURKE JENNIFER CALVERT HOLLY CAO AND BOB HELLMAN MARK CARBONE HON. MARGARET CHIN, DISTRICT 1 DAWN CHIRWA JAMES COLEMAN REBECCA AND JARED COHEN PHYLLIS COOK CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY JUSTIN DALY

PAUL HUCHRO JENNIFER MAGUIRE ISHAM ROBERT JONES STEPHEN JONES JON KAMEN YUE-SAI KAN STEVE AND WAYNE KASS NANCY KELLEY PETER KELLNER ELIZA AND HARRIS KEMPNER ALEXIS KNOPP ELLIE LANDON STEWART LANE KATHY LEIBOWITZ

IRIS SCHWARTZ DANIEL SMALL KERRY SMITH TONI AND MARTIN SOSNOFF JEFFREY STONE ARTHUR SULZBERGER, JR. GAY TALESE JOSEPH TAVARES BROOKE THOMPSON DIANA TIMOFYEYEVA TRIBECA FILM CENTER VEL RECORDS TAMMY VROULOS CHAIM WACHSBERGER JAMES WOLIN LANA WOLKONSKY LYNA ZERROUKI

$250+ LUBNA ABU-OSBA JESSICA AMBROSE NISA AMOILS MICHELE ANTHONY NICHOLAS APPS CHANDRA BAIRD NICOLE BELLINA DANIEL BEYDA MICHAEL BRAMS

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CAITLIN BURNS

JIM MASER

JAMIE SWEENEY

DONALD CAMPBELL

AMANDA MCBAINE

MARILYN TAUB

JOSEPH CARINO

PATRICK MCGARRY

KEVIN TOWNSON

JOSEPH CARUNCHO

KEN MEISELMAN

ALICE WANG

LISA CHANOFF

DEBORAH MESSEMER

NOLA WEINSTEIN

TRACY AND BOB CHINERY

RON MEYER

MAX WEISSBERG

JENNIFER COHEN

NATIA MOSASHVILI

JOAN WOLFSON

MEREDITH COLLINS

SHAKER MUASHER

KELVIN ZLOCHEVSKY

STEVEN CORSO

KARIN AND EDWARD NADRICZNY

KIM COSTA

SIMON NASHT

BRETT DOBIN

ANTHONY NICHOLSON

PAUL DONAHUE

AARON O'BRIEN

TANAZ ESHAGHIAN

MARIO OCCHICONE

LISA MARIA FALCONE

TAKUMI OMINE

CASEY FELAGO

HILARY PACKER

NINA FRORIEP

MARK PALERMO

KERRY FULTON

DOMINIKA PASTERNAK

JEN GATIEN

AYESHA PAYNE

RHODA GLICKMAN

AMY PECKHAM

MICHAEL GOSS

KELLY PHITOUSSI

MELANIE GRISANTI

BIANCA POSTERLI

COLLEEN HAMMOND

ANTHONY PRIVITELLI

AUSTIN HOFFMAN

DAVID RABINOWITZ

EMILY HYUN

DEBRA RAINONE

MARK JACOBSON

RAQUEL RESTIVO

JAMES JANOWSKY

DENISE RICH

ELISABETH JONSSON

DIANE RICHARDS

KATHRYN JORDAN

KELLY RICHTER

EMILY JOSLIN

GABRIELE ROMAGNOLI

SIMON KHAN

SALLY ROSEN

OMAR KHAZAMOV

CYNDI RUUD-JOHNSON

JONI KLEIN

MIKE RYAN

PHYLLIS JO KUBEY

LORI SACKLER

VIJAY KUMAR

ELVIS SANTANA

TODD LAWTON

SARI SCHORR AND WILLIAM RASKIN

JEFF LEBLANC

ROBERT SEIGAL

NANCY LEFKOWITZ

STEPHANIE SERRA

HEATHER LEONARD

TIFFANY SHLAIN

ASTRID VON LIECHTENSTEIN

ITURRI SOSA

LOS CABOS ARTE Y CULTURA

VICKI SPEEGLE

CHARLES LYONS

MICHAEL STERN

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP

SEVERNA STEVENSON

RICHARD MASHAAL

DENISE SWEENEY

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert De Niro

Serena Altschul

Co-Chair

Jared Cohen Raphael De Niro

Jane Rosenthal

Martin L. Edelman

Co-Chair

Eli N. Evans Craig Hatkoff

Alberta Arthurs

Lisa Hsia

Vice Chair

Jennifer Maguire Isham Sheila Nevins Patty Newberger Norman Pearlstine Ronald Perelman Sam Pollard Scott Rechler Martin Scorsese Todd Wagner Jeffrey Wright

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STAFF LAURA BANDEL

INGRID KOPP

Director of Development, Institutional Giving

Director, Digital Initiatives

ANNE BECKER

JOHN LEE

Director of Marketing

Manager, Feature Programming

SHARESE BULLOCK-BAILEY

AMELIE LEENHARDT

Tribeca Teaches Manager

Coordinator, Digital Initiatives

VEE BRAVO

RACHEL MILLER

Director of Education

Coordinator, Feature Programming

ZACHARY CALDWELL

BRYCE NORBITZ

Content Manager

Executive Assistant

ERIC DIMITRATOS

OPEYEMI OLUKEMI

Manager, Marketing and Development

Manager, Digital Initiatives

PAOLA ESPINOSA

ELIZABETH PEREZ

OfďŹ ce Manager

Program Associate, Education

JASON GUERRASIO

JOSE RODRIGUEZ

Web Editor

Manager, Documentary Programming

COLLEEN HAMMOND

ARTEMIS SHAW

Director of Development, Individual Giving

Tribeca Film Fellows Associate

ALEXANDRA HANNIBAL

HECTOR SILVA

Coordinator, Documentary Programming

Designer

RYAN HARRINGTON

DANIEL SU

Vice President, Artist Programs

Technology Director

BETH JANSON Executive Director

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