Good Pitch Europe 2012

Mon 25 Jun 2012

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Good Pitch Europe 2012 was a fantastic success! Attended by well over 400 people from trainee filmmakers to Rabbis to rockstars to war reporters to stroke survivors and many more besides. Thank you to all who joined us, laughed, cried, pitched and gave - everyone in the room engaging generously with the projects and each other.
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Films

  • Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

    This is the story about a small film production company against fruit giant Dole when the film BANANAS!* was to be stopped at any cost. A dreadful eye-opener about what a big corporation is prepared to do in order to protect its reputation and freedom of speech in a time when journalism is weakened to the growing power of pr-companies.

  • Call Me Kuchu

    In Uganda, a bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting daily persecution. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

  • Kaputt

    Debts, bailouts, cutbacks, strikes, riots: what next for people in Europe? This documentary is about the human side of the debt crisis: the cost of capital to humanity: of morals vs. materialism. As EC Commissioner Olli Rehn works to protect a united Europe, this film explores how we might transform our value system into something more constructive and economically viable.

  • My Neighbourhood

    My Neighbourhood follows Palestinian teenager Mohammed El Kurd as half of his home in East Jerusalem is taken over by Israeli settlers. When Israeli activists arrive to join local residents in protests against the eviction, Mohammed comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbours and unexpected cooperation with Israeli allies in his backyard.

  • No Fire Zone (formerly Sri Lanka's Killing Fields)

    The Sri Lankan government’s brutal final offensive against the secessionist Tamil Tigers was supposed to be conducted in secret. But the war crimes and crimes against humanity, the massacres and the executions of prisoners, were filmed – by both victims and perpetrators. This film – at once an evidential film of record and a call for international action – tells that story.

  • State Builders

    In 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the world's newest nation. After a 50-year civil war, the stakes and hopes are high. But how does one build a country from scratch? The film follows a determined UN official and the country's newly appointed Vice-President as they attempt to put theory into practice to shape the young democracy.

  • The Possibilities are Endless (formerly In Your Voice, In Your Heart)

    In 2005 musician Edwyn Collins collapsed unexpectedly suffering a devastating stroke. Left unable to walk or speak, any hope of recovery seemed distant. Last year and against all odds he released the album ‘Losing Sleep’ to huge critical acclaim.

  • The Square

    This film tells the story of the ongoing struggle in Egypt. From its start in Tahrir to the fall of Mubarak, we follow the characters as victory turns to the uncertainty of military rule and where everything they fought for is under threat. The world thought the Revolution had already been won but for our characters it had only just begun.

Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

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