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JustFilms is partnering with major film and public media organizations to help broaden the reach of our films and provide professional development opportunities:

These signature partnerships are one aspect of the initiative’s three-pronged Strategy.

Sundance Institute

Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers by providing a space for artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures.

JustFilms will enable the Sundance Institute to support 10 additional new works a year, offer finishing funds for five to 10 films a year, organize a yearly International Filmmaker Lab hosted in regions around the world, develop and support new technology solutions for filmmakers, and feature screenings of JustFilms-supported works at funding competitions, before industry panels and at festivals.

Tribeca Film Institute

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) is a nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. It empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field.

We will enable TFI to develop new projects featuring emerging and diverse voices in film, offer project management assistance to help emerging filmmakers and support funding opportunities for innovative trans-media ideas.

The Independent Television Service

ITVS funds, presents and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens on PBS.

ITVS International is a division of the Independent Television Service, which runs the Global Perspectives Project (GPP), an international exchange of documentary films made by independent producers, bringing international voices to U.S. audiences and American stories to audiences abroad.

We support GPP to develop, produce and help finish international social justice films, as well as to earn placement of these works on PBS and other public broadcasters worldwide.


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