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This year’s narrative and documentary feature competitions include 20 projects vying for grand prizes of $10,000 and bottles of wine, awarded to one narrative film and one doc. While all would love to walk away with the top prize, directors are already winners as they’re invited to participate in the festival’s Artists-in-Residence Program.
When people are submitting their films to us, it’s also kind of like applying to college — the film is their essay,” says Marc Lhormer, Nvff co-founder, executive and artistic director.
Those selected enjoy a six-night stay and decadent lunch and dinner receptions at luxury resort Meadowood Napa Valley during a residency that includes master classes with the likes of director Stephen Gyllenhaal (who also has the drama “So B. It” screening at the festival), producer Lynette Howell Taylor, and Wme’s Graham Taylor.
“The idea was, ‘How cool would it be for us to bring »
- Lindzi Scharf
Director Jeff Grace has acted in movies (It’s a Disaster) and TV (How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men), but it was his experiences as a stand-up comic opening for rock bands that inspired his directorial debut Folk Hero & Funny Guy. Grace, along with stars Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell and Meredith Hagner, visited Deadline’s Tribeca Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival to discuss the film, which was shot in Atlanta with cast and crew shacking up in side-by-side houses. Russell… »
2 items from 2016
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