Three Projects Win TFI-Sloan Discretionary Funds

Three projects in various stages of development have received microgrants through the Tribeca Film Institute-Sloan Discretionary Fund: Thor Klein's ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN, Juan Avella's BOLICHICOS, and Emily Lobsenz's INVISIBLE ISLANDS. All three of the projects have received previous Sloan funding–a prerequisite for this fund.

ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN is a feature film that just made its world premiere at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film stars Philippe Tlokinski as Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, who moved to the U.S. in the 1930s to work on the Manhattan Project. The new grant will support screenings with in-depth conversations about Ulam's work and legacy during the film's U.S. release.

BOLICHICOS, written and directed by Juan Avella, is inspired by the true story of a currency scam in Venezuela in the early 2000s. The feature is still in development, and the funds will help producer Diego Nájera attend the 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam's industry lab.

Written and directed by Emily Lobsenz, the scripted series INVISIBLE ISLANDS is about a decrepit cider house and environmental conspiracy set in Butte, Montana. The funds will support the series's packagimng and pitching to networks.

Stay tuned to Science & Film for more as these projects develop.

Cover image: Emily Lobsenz, Thor Klein, and Diego Nájera