Tribeca Film Institute to Honor Latino Filmmakers With Annual Grant

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The Tribeca Film Institute is once again honoring Latino filmmakers residing in the United States, as part of the annual Tribeca Film Festival.

The Voces grant gives Latino filmmakers the opportunity to expand their careers and shed light on their cultures.

The Tribeca Film Festival, along with beer giant Heineken, will be announcing and awarding the winners of the $10,000 grant on Saturday at a private reception in New York City.

Fox News Latino spoke to organizers of the Tribeca Film Fund, who said the grant is geared toward a group that's rarely heard.

"This audience is not heard enough," said Ryan Harrington, director of documentary and programming at the Tribeca Film Institute.

"There are so many voices out there about education and entertainment not being heard in mainstream media. Right now it doesn't feel inclusive."

Carolyn Concepción, a brand manager at Heineken, said the funding could go a long way toward supplementing an artist's work.

"The value of those resources will be invaluable," she said.

Last year’s winners included Cristina Ibarra and Erin Ploss-Campoamor for their documentary titled “Las Marthas,” about American debutantes dressed as American revolutionaries on the Mexican-American border in Laredo, Texas.

Fernando Royzar, who is the executive producer of “La Casa de Mi Padre” and produced “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark,” helped to choose the winning filmmakers for the grant along with Argentinean actor Ricardo Darin, whose works include “The Secret in Their Eyes” and “The Aura.”

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