April 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Finding Yingying, a new in-progress Kartemquin film, has been selected to participate in the 2019 Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Network.
2019 marks the ninth year of the market at the Tribeca Film Festival, which provides opportunities for storytellers to meet and make valuable connections with industry executives, financiers, producers, programmers, and other key parties who can potentially support and partner on their projects. Finding Yingying is one of 41 total projects selected to participate in the market this month.
Read more in Variety.
About the film
Finding Yingying follows a Chinese family searching for their missing daughter, an international student who was kidnapped within her first weeks in Illinois in 2017. As foreigners in an unfamiliar country, the family faces unexpected challenges as they attempt to seek justice and find closure.
2018 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) alum Jiayan "Jenny" Shi serves as the film's director, cinematographer and producer. Finding Yingying is produced by Diane Quon (Minding the Gap) and Brent E. Huffman (Saving Mes Aynak); co-produced and cinematography by Shilin Sun; edited by John Farbrother (Abacus: Small Enough to Jail); and executive produced by Brent Huffman and Gordon Quinn.
The film was a recipient of a 2018 Kartemquin Diverse Voices Accelerator Fund; the winner of the 2018 Paley DocPitch Competition at the Paley Center for Media; and just recently won the 2019 American Documentary Film Fund.
This is the fifth year of the partnership between Kartemquin's DVID program and the TFI Network, with previous beneficiaries including Bing Liu (Minding the Gap) in 2015, Kelly Richmond Pope (All the Queen's Horses) in 2016, and Ashley O'Shay (Unapologetic) in 2017.
TFI Network is a co-production market that encourages the discovery of new projects by introducing industry participants to a carefully curated group of filmmakers and content creators participating in TFI programs, such as Tribeca All Access, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, our interactive programs and from partners around the globe. Recent showcased projects that have been supported through TFI Network include: Monsters and Men, The Rider, Selah and the Spades, Edge of Democracy, Minding The Gap, and Hale County This Morning, This Evening.
Learn more about Finding Yingying by visiting the film's official website www.findingyingying.com.