Tribeca Film Institute's IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition

120 min.

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:00pm

Tribeca Film Institute's IF/Then Short Documentary Pitch Competition Award Announced

Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with SLIFF, sought short documentary projects by filmmakers living and working in the Midwest for its new IF/Then Short Documentary Program, made possible with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Five projects were invited to enter the IF/Then pitch competition earlier this afternoon. A jury then met to determine the winner of up to $20,000 to finish their film and a one-year distribution initiative managed by Tribeca Film Institute.

If/Then Pitch Competition Winner: “Bridges” directed by Sohib Boundaoui and produced by Assia Boundaoui

If/Then Honorable Mention (and $1,000 cash prize): “On the Bit” directed by Ashley S. Brandon and produced by Nevo I. Shinaar


The public is invited to attend what’s sure to be a lively pitch competition for filmmakers of documentary shorts. Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with SLIFF, sought short documentary projects by filmmakers living and working in the Midwest for its new IF/Then Short Documentary Program, made possible with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Five projects (selected from submissions) have been invited to enter the IF/Then pitch competition. Each pitch team will have a maximum of seven minutes to present their project, which will be followed by a short moderated discussion with a jury. The winner, selected by the jury, will be eligible to receive $20,000 in completion funds from IF/Then and will participate in a one-year distribution initiative managed by Tribeca Film Institute. The winner will be announced later in the evening at SLIFF’s closing-night awards presentation.

The five projects and participants selected for the IF/Then pitch competition at the 26th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Sunday, Nov. 12, are the following:

In for the Long Haul

  • Sarah Gise, Producer/Interviewer
  • Jonathan Broeker, Producer/Co-director

Photo Credit: Sohib Boundaoui

Bridges

  • Sohib Boundaoui, Director
  • Assia Boundaoui, Producer

A Grave Situation

  • Michael Vollmann, Director
  • Matthew Prekop, Producer

Photo credit: Yi Chen

First Vote

  • Yi Chen, Producer/Director

On the Bit

  • Ashley S. Brandon, Director
  • Nevo I. Shinaar, Producer