Organisers at the inaugural London Good Pitch have announced the project line-up for when the event runs from September 7 and 8.
Eight film-making teams have been selected from more than 100 submissions to pitch their films and outreach campaigns to a panel of experts relevant to their film.
The selected projects include Mat Whitecross’ Moving To Mars, which follows two families of Burmese refugees as they head for a new life in the British city of Sheffield, and and Jerry Rothwell’s Town Of Runners, about a small rural Ethiopian town which produces many of the world’s best long distance runners.
The other titles are Antony Butts’ After The Apocalypse, Lesley Katon’s A Very Dangerous Man, Dan Edelstyn’s How To Re-Establish A Vodka Empire, Hannan Majid and Richard York’s Mass E Bhat, Rosa Rogers’ Casablanca Calling, and Morgan Matthews’ Seventeen.
Amnesty International UK, The Co-operative, UNICEF, Wellcome Trust, Channel 4, Sundance Institute, Freuds, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship are among the organisations that will attend the pitching event.
“The Good Pitch is a brand new model, helping filmmakers to create partnerships with the Third and commercial sectors,” Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation chief executive Jess Search said.
“In this new world, charities, foundations, brands and companies with CSR agendas partner with passionate directors and producers to forge new models for funding, distribution, outreach and participation.”