Gold House, Netflix and Tribeca Studios have come together to create a new Directors program to help drive and support the pipeline of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) talent in the film industry. This program seeks to uplift experienced API directors and to celebrate stories from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Future Gold Film Fellowship is an opportunity for three API directors to tell the stories they have been dreaming of telling for and about their communities and experiences, presented as short scripted films across genres and topics.
Eligible directors identify as part of Asian and Pacific Islander communities, are based in the United States, and hold a principal credit on at least two short films that have premiered at a globally recognized and/or Academy-qualifying film festival or have had theatrical, broadcast, digital or streaming distribution.
Selected fellows will receive full funding; creative feedback and mentorship from Tribeca Studios and Netflix executives as well as production support from Tribeca; exposure to established talent within the Gold House network; and a seat in Gold House Futures, the premier collective of the most promising next-gen API creatives, founders, and social impact leaders. Additionally, the short films will be considered to premiere at the Tribeca Festival in June.
Applicants for this program have been sourced through targeted outreach from Tribeca Studios and Gold House.