In support of the Latin American Media Fund, Heineken and TFI have established the Heineken VOCES grant. The Heineken VOCES grant provides two additional grants to narrative and documentary projects helmed by Latino filmmakers 21+ living United States and working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects that offer new perspectives on their cultural experience. The mission of the grant is to encourage American Latino filmmakers to redefine, invent, explore and create visions and stories that reflect their diverse cultures. The Heineken VOCES grant encompasses an invaluable mentorship by the prestigious Tribeca Film Institute that exemplifies the Heineken brand promise of opening consumers world through unique and unexpected experiences, making them unforgettable and extraordinary.
The winners of the 2013 Heineken VOCES grants are:
Heineken VOCES Award for Documentary
Man of the Monkey, Directed by David Romberg – Intrigued by the tale of a scary man living in isolation with his chimpanzee wife, David Romberg travels to his childhood home on Ilha Grande, Brazil to find him, only to discover that the tale pales in comparison to what he uncovers.
Heineken VOCES Award for Narrative
Nobody is Watching, Written, Directed, Co-Produced by Julia Solomonoff, Written by Martina Broner, Co-Produced by Maria Arida – Guille, an out of work actor who knew success in Argentina, navigates life as an immigrant on the fringes of New York and wrestles to find a place he can call home.