Gerald Wright's Movie Coverage
Tribeca Film Festival- April 25th-May 6th
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL & TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE
ALL ACCESS CREATIVE
PROMISE AWARDS 2007
This program is designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities, is made possible by Bloomberg.
THE WINNERS ARE
Narrative section prize ($10,000) - Ben Rekki for his current screenplay "WASTE", which tells the story of a widowed NYC sanitation worker who must negotiate his relationship with his son after he becomes a key figure in a labor dispute.
Documentary section prize ($5,000) - Dee Rees for her work-in-progress, "EVENTUALLY SALVATION", which follows an 80 year old grandmother who returns to Liberia to rebuild her life and community after years of civil war.
Screenwriting section prize - Marilyn Fu for her screenplay, "SISTERHOOD of the NIGHT," an adaptation of the short story by Pulitzer Prize winning Steven Mellhauser.
HONORABLE MENTIONS were given to:
Documentary - Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino for their work of disenchanted former pro wrestlers as they combine their passion with ministry.
Screenwriting - Roberto Marinas for his screenplay "LAST ROAD HOME", in which a dying man flees his suburban home to live out his final days in paradise, only to be pursued by his estranged son who's been charged with the task of bringing him home.