The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation has selected the projects for the Good Pitch UK (scheduled for Sept 10 in London) and the Good Pitch at the Social Capital Markets Conference (Oct 3 in San Francisco).
The events allow socially conscious filmmakers to pitch their new projects to foundations, NGOs, brands, agencies and media organisations.
For the London event, held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the projects being pitched will be:
Penny Woolcock’s On The Streets
David Sington’s The Flaw
Jennifer Arnold’s A Small Act
Hugh Hartford’s Ping Pong
Elinyisia Mosha’s Anatomy of Poverty
Rachel Seifert’s Not on the Label
Heather Leach’s Dancing With Hugo Boss
Amir Amirani’s We Are Many
In San Francisco, the selections are:
Francine Strickwerda’s Oil and Water
Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine’s Inocente
Jehane Noujaim’s Barefoot Revolution
Nicole Newnham & Maren Grainger-Monsen’s The Revolutionary Optimists
Roland Legiardi-Laura’s To Be Heard
Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer’s Out in the Silence
Michael Brown’s 25 to Life
Megan Gelstein’s Green Shall Overcome.
The Good Pitch is a partnership between The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Supporters also include Edelman, PUMA.Creative, Working Films, The Co-operative, The Wellcome Trust and Amnesty International for the UK event, and in the US: The Fledgling Fund, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Tides Foundation and Hartley Film Foundation.
“Now in its second year, the Good Pitch is emerging as a model to connect independent documentary filmmakers with other leading social change agents,” says Cara Mertes, Director of the Sundance Documentary Film Program. “Our second year will evolve the model by bringing in new stakeholders, while continuing to champion the importance of highly crafted films in creating awareness and impact.”