Untold Stories is a multi-year, multi-tier alliance between AT&T and the Tribeca Film Festival that awards $1 million dollars, mentorship, and distribution support to underrepresented filmmakers to produce their films.

This unique partnership has already made an impact on inclusivity in film. Following its first two nationally-distributed films, Nigerian Prince and Lucky Grandma, Untold Stories’ next feature Marvelous and the Black Hole will premiere in 2021.

At the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, 5 new talented and diverse filmmaking teams will pitch their proposed feature film projects to an esteemed greenlight committee of industry professionals to decide who will be the next $1 million dollar prize recipient. The additional 4 teams will receive a $10,000 grant for development support.


Finalists will be announced Spring 2021

Select projects initially slated for the 2020 program, which did not occur due to COVID-19 regulations, have elected to participate in 2021. Therefore, up to three slots will be held for 2021 applicants

2019 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Marvelous and the Black Hole
Written and Directed by Kate Tsang

Teenage delinquent Sammy Ko teams up with a surly children's party magician on a bizarre adventure to navigate her tumultuous home life and inner demons. A coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief, and finding hope in the darkest moments.

Premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2021

2018 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Lucky Grandma
Directed by (and Co-written by): Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng

Set in New York City’s Chinatown, the film follows an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma who goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a gang war.

Available to stream on multiple platforms.

2017 One Million Dollar Grant Recipient

Nigerian Prince
Written and Directed by Faraday Okoro

A troubled American teenager, sent away to his mother's native Nigeria, finds himself entangled in a dangerous web of scams and corruption with a con-artist cousin as his guide.

Available to steam on Netflix and other platforms.