Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Institute in the wake of September 11th to educate, entertain, and inspire filmmakers and film lovers alike. The Institute creates innovative programs that draw on the power of film to promote understanding, tolerance and global awareness.
Reframe is a program of Tribeca Film Institute, and is funded by John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The goal of Reframe is to help individual filmmakers, distributors, archives, libraries and other media owners to digitize and sell their work using the internet, and to become a one-stop location for anyone seeking these films.
Shelly Kraicer, Editorial Contributor
Shelly Kraicer is a Beijing-based writer, critic, and film curator. Born in Toronto, Canada, and educated at Yale University, he has written film criticism in Cinema Scope, Positions, Cineaste, the Village Voice, and Screen International. Since 2007, he has been a programmer of East Asian films for the Vancouver International Film Festival, and has consulted for the Venice, Udine, Dubai, and Rotterdam International Film Festivals.
Zhang Xian Min, Consultant
Zhang Xian Min is a Chinese filmmaker and lecturer at the Beijing Film Academy. As an actor since 1994, he has starred in Rainclouds over Wushan, Summer Palace and Raised from Dust. A film critic from 2000–2004, Xian Min discontinued his work due to restrictions on the permissibility of writing about public image making in China. During this time, he wrote two books – All About DV and Invisible Images at which time he collaborated with Cahier du Cinema of France. Since 2005, he has produced feature films such as Raised from Dust and Fujian Blue (best film in the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2007). He has curated events related to Chinese independent cinema since 2001 and organized the China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing for which he remains the president of its organizing committee.