Danielle Vitale And Jane Rosenthal Show Young Filmmakers The Money For Stepping Outside Of The Box

by KENDRA SEAY · April 29, 2009

[Isabela Coracy Alves, Irlan Santos da Silva, Beadie Finzi. All photos by NEIL RASMUS for PMc] The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing until May 3rd showcasing the best in film from filmmakers all over the world. Gucci teamed up with the Tribeca Film Institute creating the Gucci Tribeca Institute Fund giving a selection of forward thinking documentary filmmakers funding to create films that promote social change and highlight issues normally left out of mainstream media. The winners attended a private dinner in their honor Tuesday night at the famed Tom Colicchio Craft Restaurant where guests included Gucci president Danielle Vitale, Tribeca Productions co-founder Jane Rosenthal, producer Ryan Harrington, and legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, whose work includes documenting the original 1976 Grey Gardens.

This year's filmmakers receiving grants were selected out of 450 applicants from 28 countries and include Andrew Berends (Delta Boys), Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman (If a Tree Falls), Beadie Finzi (Vida Ballet), Jennilyn Merten and Tyler Measom (Sons of Perdition), Ian Olds (The Fixer), Laura Poitras (Release), and Martin Syjuco and Michael Collins (Give Up Tomorrow).

Irlan Santos da Silva, Beadie Finzi

Daniella Vitale, Jane Rosenthal, Ian Olds

Bradley Kaplan, Albert Maysles, Beadie Finzi, Ryan Harrington

Ian Olds, Beadie Finzi, Naqeeb Sherzad