The 2012 Good Pitch Europe, organised by BRITDOC and The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, has announced the 8 projects which have been selected to be part of its one day pitching event on June 25.
The teams selected will take part in an intensive two-day campaign development workshop, before pitching their films to a group of leading European foundations, NGOs, policymakers, brands, advertising and digital agencies at the event, which is held in London. The teams have seven minutes to pitch their films and associated outreach campaigns.
Confirmed organisations include WWF, Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, Index on Censorship, Refugee Action, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Big Lottery Fund, The Body Shop Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Amnesty, BBC, Channel 4, Greenpeace, Kickstarter, Comic Relief, BFI and The Rory Peck Trust.
The eight projects being pitched are:
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, dir. Fredrik Gertten – the story of a small film production against fruit company Dole.
Call Me Kuchu, dir. Malika Zouhali-Worrall & Katherine Fairfax Wright - In Uganda, a bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death.
My Neighbourhood, dir. Julia Bacha & Rebekah Wingert-Jabi – follows Palestinian teenager Mohammed El Kurd as half of his home in East Jerusalem is taken over by Israeli settlers.
Kaputt, dir. Pekka Lehto – documentary about the human side of the debt crisis.
State Builders, dir. Florence Martin-Kessler & Anne Poiret - In July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation.
The Square, dir. Jehane Noujaim - This film tells the story of the ongoing struggle in Egypt.
Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, dir. Callum Macrae - The Sri Lankan government’s brutal final offensive against the secessionist Tamil Tigers was supposed to be conducted in secret.
In Your Voice, In Your Heart, dir. James Hall & Ed Lovelace – the story of musician Edwyn Collins’ recovery from a stroke.
Good Pitch Europe 2012 is the second of three events in 2012. The next event will be in San Francisco on 23rd October.
Launched in 2009, Good Pitch is organized by Britdoc in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary FIlm Program, in collaboration with Working Films UK.