By Nigel M Smith | iW NOW February 4, 2010 at 3:25AM
The Tribeca FIlm Institute (TFI) announced early yesterday two new educational initiatives (Camera-to-Classroom Fund and Tribeca Teaches: Films in Motion) and plans to expand several of its existing film education programs to take place during this year's Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), from April 22 to May 2, 2010.
JP Morgan Chase's Camera-to-Classroom fund will endow 15 cultural organizations with $2,500 to partner with a New York City public school and develop a meaningful in-school multimedia curriculum using The Moving Image Blueprint. The awarded organizations will execute a short-term student workshop to produce a film, television or animation project. The projects will screen for educators and cultural organizations in April 2010.
This year's Tribeca Teaches: Film in Motion program will expand beyond the Bronx to also include CAMBA's Beacon Sites. Through the program, groups of students filmmakers will complete short documentary films. Their collection of films, entitled Project: Perception, will screen during this year's TFF.
Also of note, Tribeca's Film Fellows program (now in its sixth year) will be expanding to develop and staff an after-school college preparatory program designed to guide film students. TFI will also continue to host screening opportunities for students through their Our City, My Story outreach events.