The announcement was made at Britdoc’s Good Pitch Europe event in London today.

UK documentary funding body Britdoc is teaming up with the New York Times’ “Op Docs” initiative to help support up to 12 short-form documentaries a year.

Britdoc will provide grants to individual filmmakers who have been selected by The New York Times to create original short documentaries to premiere on and The New York Times’s mobile platforms. 

Launched in November 2011, The New York Times’s “Op-Docs” initiative gives established and emerging filmmakers the chance to contribute new short documentaries of fewer than 10 minutes as part of the Opinion section.

The announcement was made at the Good Pitch Europe 2012, which is taking place in London today and is organised by Britdoc in partnership with the Sundance Institute.

“It’s an honour to work with the Britdoc Foundation to help expand the reach and impact of independent documentaries,”said Jason Spingarn-Koff, series producer and curator of Op-Docs for the New York Times, who was at the Good Pitch today.

“We share a desire to find new ways to reach audiences with the world’s most urgent and most engaging stories, and are looking forward to seeing the
thought-provoking pieces which result from this new collaboration,” added Britdoc’s CEO Jess Search.