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The Tribeca Film Institute today announced the four projects that will receive financial and creative support from the Tfi Sloan Filmmaker Fund. A total of $140,000 in funds will be awarded and recognized at this year's Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28). The winning films are: Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo's "2030," Eugene Ramos' "Newton's Laws of Emotion," Antonio Tibaldi's "Oldest Man Alive" and Musa Syeed's "The Doctor." The projects all integrate science and technology-oriented themes and characters into their storylines.Jury members included actors Clark Middleton ("Kill Bill: Vol. II," "Sin City"), Ron Livingston ("Office Space," "Band of Brothers"), Dean Winters (“Oz,” “30 Rock,” “Rescue Me”), Helen Fisher, PhD, biological anthropologist; and John Quackenbusch, Harvard professor of computational biology and bioinformatics.Here are the official synopses for the winning projects:2030In a near future Vietnam where seawater has buried a large part of the land and cultivation »


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