Diverse Voices in Docs projects head to Tribeca’s Network Market

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) graduates Kelly Richmond Pope and Martine Granby will attend the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival with full industry passes through a partnership between Kartemquin and the Tribeca Film Institute. They will have the rare opportunity to get insights and access to funders, distributors, festival programmers, and other top film professionals as part of Tribeca's Network Market.

Kelly’s film All the Queen’s Horses follows Rita Crundwell, former city comptroller of Dixon, IL who committed the largest municipal fraud in American history when she stole $53 million and remained undetected for 20 years. She developed her project through the 2013 DVID program, before becoming a full Kartemquin production in 2015. Raymond Lambert, also a 2013 DVID fellow, is a Producer on the film and will join Kelly in New York. Raymond has most recently experienced festival success as a co-producer on the 2016 Sundance premiering film, Maya Angelo And Still I Rise.

Martine Granby’s project, The Mask That Grins and Lies, follows the lives of three black women who are coping with mental illness while traversing the barricades of a stigma that prohibits women of color from seeking treatment and challenge the stereotypes that haunt the community. A former Kartemquin intern, Martine developed her project in our 2015 DVID project and premiered a sample cut of footage last October at the Diverse Voices Graduation at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for documentary makers of color, organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago.

The current 2016 DVID cohort of filmmakers is listed here. Applications for the 2017 DVID program will open in October.

Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 13-24, 2016. https://tribecafilm.com/festival/.

Photo: image from The Mask That Grins and Lies.