Untold Stories is a multi-year, multi-tier alliance between AT&T and the Tribeca Festival that awards $1 million dollars, mentorship, and distribution support to systemically underrepresented filmmakers to produce their films.
This unique partnership has already made an impact on inclusivity in film. Following its first three nationally-distributed films, Nigerian Prince, Lucky Grandma and Marvelous and the Black Hole, 2021’s winner Land of Gold will premiere at this year’s Festival.
At the 2022 Tribeca Festival, 5 new talented and diverse filmmaking teams will pitch their proposed feature film projects to an esteemed Greenlight Committee of industry professionals to decide who will be the next $1 million dollar prize recipient. The winning film will be guaranteed a premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Festival, subject to timely delivery of the film and be granted a dedicated “first look” opportunity with HBO Max. The additional 4 teams will receive a $10,000 grant for development support.
A “Fan Favorite” will also be chosen by a vote during the livestream, and that project will receive an additional $40,000 grant.
For the first time in the program’s history, this year’s Untold Stories pitch event will take place in front of a live audience. Visit the @ATT Twitter page at 10am on June 10th to tune into the livestream.
Over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, three people from Feña's past are thrust back into his life. Having lost touch since transitioning from female to male, Feña must navigate the new dynamics of these old relationships while tackling the day-to-day challenges that come with living a life in-between.
In rapidly gentrifying North Philadelphia, two genius Black siblings at risk of eviction begin doing the coursework of local college students in exchange for cash. When one of their clients, a white woman, goes viral from an essay they wrote the siblings are faced with a moral dilemma: allow their client to publicly use their voices, or be caught at the center of a cheating scandal.
Over one summer spent at an elite academic bootcamp, a lonely Korean American teenager hides her true identity to fit in, only to discover the bittersweet pains of adulthood.
A boy with epilepsy, desperate to feel like a regular kid, goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure.
When the Estradas, a family of Latino ranch hands, learn they’ve inherited one of the largest ranches in Arizona the promise of a better future seems certain. However, bitter feuds spurred by the inheritance drive a dangerous wedge between the Estradas and their small town.