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01 February 2011

Life's a Pitch







The Good Pitch 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.

What: The Good Pitch NY 2011
When: May 20 2011
Where: Ford Foundation, New York

The call for entries is now open, closing on Friday February 18th 2011

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 in May 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 will continue to provide campaign development for the invited filmmakers.

WHAT IS THE GOOD PITCH?
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.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
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. If you are a filmmaker and would like to apply, please click to download the Entry Criteria and Forum Rules document on the right before beginning your application.
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.
We are looking for projects at any stage from early production to completion, provided projects have not received a major festival screening; rough cut stage is ideal. The call is open to projects looking for completion funding, outreach funding, campaigning networks or a combination of these. There is no fee for applying or taking part in the Good Pitch NY 2011 but selected pitchers will be expected to pay for their travel to and from the event, and their accommodation once there.

The final selection of projects will be announced by March 21st 2011.

Please read the rest here.

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