The Good Pitch N.Y. 2011

The Good Pitch North America Tour is entering its third year with a new partner and a new venue, but the same ambitious goal; to fast-track effective, world-changing partnerships between documentary film and the brand, NGO, philanthropy and media sectors.

The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, are delighted to announce that the touring funding and networking forum the Good Pitch will be returning to New York City on May 20th 2011 hosted by the Ford Foundation at their midtown headquarters.

The Ford Foundation joins the Tides Foundation, the Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Impact Partners, Crosscurrents Foundation and a number of anonymous donors as supporters of the Good Pitch. Working Films continue to provide campaign development for the invited filmmakers.

The call for entries is now open until Friday February 18th

The Good Pitch is an invitation-only event, starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop for the filmmakers on May 17-18 2011, followed by a day-long live event which brings together invited foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and other media to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of social-issue documentary. Filmmaking teams pitch their project and its associated outreach campaign with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to accelerate its impact and influence.

The call is aimed at filmmakers of any nationality working on documentary film projects which tackle important global and national issues and enhance our understanding of the world.

We want to see that you have thought about what you hope to achieve with your film through an associated audience engagement campaign. Your campaign can take any form, possibly using social media platforms in its execution, and could seek to effect behavioural change, policy change and/or engage with the issues raised in new and interesting ways.

If you are a filmmaker and would like to apply, please go to britdoc.org/goodpitch to read the full Entry Criteria.

The Good Pitch NY 2011 is the year’s first Good Pitch event. We will also be returning to San Francisco later in 2011 and hosting the first Good Pitch Europe in the Autumn. Updates on schedule and host partners to follow.

If you need to get in touch or have questions please mail info@britdoc.org

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