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Gucci supports documentary film as an important artistic medium, and as a creative tool that has the ability to draw attention to relevant issues facing our world today. In 2008 Gucci established its second documentary finishing fund with the Tribeca Film Institute in New York. The partnership with TFI demonstrates Gucci’s continued commitment to supporting creative, independent talents in the film community.
The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund offers finishing funds to engaging feature-length documentaries which highlight critical issues of social importance from around the world. The fund focuses on documentaries that are driven by thoughtful, accurate and complete storytelling.
Since its inception in 2008, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund recipients have been admitted to over 50 international film festivals, and continue to win prestigious awards.
In 2011, The Kering Fondation has joined the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund through the creation of the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award.
The Award expands the reach of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund by annually awarding additional funding to projects that illuminate the courage, compassion, extraordinary strength of character and contributions of women from around the world.
The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)3 year round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001.
TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource and advocate for individual artists in the field.
The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Administering a dozen major programs annually, TFI is a critical contributor to the fabric of filmmaking and aids in protecting the livelihood of filmmakers and media artists.
The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund is open to documentary filmmakers who have projects in production or post-production. The Fund provides annual grants between $10,000 and $25,000 to a minimum of four filmmakers and is administered by the Tribeca Film Institute. The Spotlighting Women Documentary Award provides additional grants to at least two separate projects annually.
For more information on all Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund films, please click here.