The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place later this month, from April 15-26. Supported by Sloan since its inception in 2001, this year's festival will feature several Sloan-supported events, beginning with some exciting pre-festival announcements from Sloan partner Tribeca Film Institute.
On April 2, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund will announce the feature films that have won a total of $150,000 for successfully dramatizing science and technology themes and characters. TFI is the recipient of a current two-year Sloan grant to develop science and technology films for production, to showcase classic science and technology movies, and to hold panels and readings at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Once the festival kicks off, there will be Sloan-supported screenings and readings for the public to attend. Gus van Sant's Good Will Hunting will have a retrospective screening as part of Tribeca Talks on April 22, including a conversation after the film with Gus van Sant, Stellan Skarsgard, and scientist Paul Browde. On April 24, the Sloan Works in Progress Readings will be held at Spring Studios, with acclaimed actors performing live readings from the 2015 Sloan-winning projects. Co-presented by Tribeca Film Institute and Sloan, the event will be hosted by Franklin Leonard from The Black List and feature notable actors including Ellen Burstyn.