Tribeca Film Institute | Candescent Award

The Wolfpack was a Candescent Award winner at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The Candescent Award was created by Lilly Hartley in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and is awarded to powerful films that were supported by TFI during production. As a New Yorker, Hartley wanted to cultivate and support the educational programs Tribeca created that help young people gain the media skills necessary to be productive global citizens and creative individuals. We admire TFI’s work in championing storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world.


Six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively (and recreate meticulously). Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world.

Sensational. It's doubtful you'll see a better documentary this year.—Paper Magazine






Crystal Moselle is a New York-based director. She has worked with short-form storytelling for the past decade. The New York Times picked up her series, Something Big, Something Small, featuring Pharrell Williams, Aurel Schmidt and Shepard Fairey. She also produced the feature-length documentary, Excavating Taylor Mead, a portrait of the downtown artist and Warhol Superstar which was part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The Wolfpack is her feature directing debut.