Some words about the Good Pitch for you and your blog:
The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) have announced a new partnership to take the innovative documentary pitching forum, the Good Pitch, on the road - maong others - to Hot Docs Festival in Toronto
“We’re only just beginning to see how powerful films can be as a vehicle for change,” says Jess Search, CEO of the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation. “The Sundance Institute DFP are leaders in this area and we are excited to be working with them to bring the Good Pitch to a much wider audience.”
The inaugural Good Pitch was held at the BRITDOC Film Festival in 2008, giving filmmakers a unique opportunity to pitch social-issue documentary projects with associated campaign strategies to NGOs, charities, foundations, campaigners, advertising agencies, brands and media.
“The Good Pitch is a new evolution in the ‘pitch forum’ format,” says Cara Mertes, Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. “It absolutely fits our focus on supporting human rights and social issue documentary films with broad impact.
Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation backed by Channel 4 TV. It is dedicated to reinventing funding and distribution models for British documentary filmmakers
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) supports contemporary nonfiction filmmakers globally with year-round activities, including the Sundance Documentary Fund, Creative Labs focusing on the art of documentary, the DocSource website and the Stories of Change partnership with the Skoll Foundation.
The DFP has supported over 400 films since 1996, including Nerakoon: Betrayal, Trouble the Water, Iraq in Fragments, My Country, My Country, Why We Fight, and Long Night’s Journey Into Day. The DFP is a core program of the Los Angeles-based non-profit Sundance Institute.