Imagined by the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, the Good Pitch is a unique forum that brings together documentary filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media around leading social issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.
The Good Pitch is going into its third year of international events and it continues to build momentum. Over 70 films have been presented at Good Pitch events around the world with hosts including Tribeca Film Institute in New York, SOCAP in San Francisco, HotDocs in Toronto, Silverdocs in Washington, DC and IFP’s Independent Film Week in New York City.
In that time more than 700 organisations have attended – varied organisations from different sectors all bringing something unique to the table: expert knowledge, research and archives, membership networks and mailing lists, campaigning and lobbying expertise and access to policymakers as well as production and outreach funding. Together they make powerful allies.
In 2011 the Good Pitch is launching a satellite model, Good Pitch2.
With the same mission as the flagship events – to connect good films to good people – Good Pitch2 enables regional organisations all over the world to put on their own Good Pitch events. Once selected, the local host will receive training and access to the Good Pitch model, brand and web tools.
The inaugural Good Pitch2 will be held by the People to People (P2P) International Documentary Conference in Johannesburg
What is the Good Pitch?
The first Good Pitch was held in Oxford in 2008 and since then it has continued to build international momentum. The event is inspired by a belief that films are the best medium for bringing stories and issues to the widest possible audiences and inspire people to act.
The Good Pitch is a re-imagined pitching forum, which sees broadcasters and traditional film funders joined by foundations, charities and non-governmental organisations. Selected documentary projects are invited to “sit at the table’ with participating organisations in order to develop relationships that are good for filmmakers and grant makers, good for films and good for society.
P2P Good Pitch2 2011 JHB SA
The inaugural P2P Good Pitch2 will take place during the 3rd People to People International Documentary Conference from the 12th to the 14th of September 2011 in Johannesburg South Africa.
The event will match major grant makers working for social justice in the African region with selected regional documentary projects that directly or indirectly promote their aims.
CALLS FOR ENTRY P2P Good Pitch2 2011 NOW OPEN – Deadline 15 May 2011
We encourage you to submit your project for P2P Good Pitch2 if…
· You are a documentary filmmaker from the African region with a great story that directly or indirectly raises important issues in the region and enhances understanding of them.
· Your documentary project (any length) is in development or early production and has a producer attached
· Your film has the potential for an associated audience engagement campaign that seeks to effect behavioural change, policy change and/or promotes engagement with the issues raised in new and interesting ways.
· Your film deals directly or indirectly with any of the following issues; human rights, socio-economic inequality, justice, race, gender or sexual preferences, education, freedom of expression, environmental issues, governance issues
Visit www.people2people.co.za for Good Pitch2 entry guidelines and more information about The People to People International Documentary Conference 2011.
P2P Good Pitch2 2011 is supported by The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (concept originators), The National Film and Video Foundation, Afridoc, Commonwealth Foundation, Goethe Institut and Gauteng Film Office. Multi Agency Grants Initiative, Ford Foundation, Mzanzi Magic, SABC and the IDC Motion Pictures Division.