Good Pitch Local Hawaiʻi 2019

Honolulu

November 6, 2019

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?

Good Pitch Local Hawai'i is a pitching and networking program aimed at generating support for media projects that raise awareness and propose solutions for challenging problems facing our islands. The curated pitches are done by both media makers and community advocates at an invitation-only event that is a model of dynamic collaboration for social, economic, and environmental good. Created by Doc Society, Ford Foundation, and Sundance Institute, Good Pitch events have raised more than $30 million for film-based impact campaigns in 15 countries since 2007.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A call for pitch projects will go out in early June, with a submission deadline of July 31. Projects can range from short and long-form doc and narrative films to multi-platform investigative journalism, podcasts, gaming, and VR experiences. Up to 16 projects will be selected in early September and the teams trained to convey their ideas in short pitches to be followed by an expertly moderated discussion aimed at eliciting support from a carefully curated audience passionate about the issues and the work.

WHO PITCHES?

Media makers with new projects that are deeply relevant to their community, and community leaders who are advancing social justice, equity and social good. Projects range from short and long-form doc and narrative films to multi-platform investigative journalism, gaming, podcasts and virtual reality.

WHO ATTENDS?

Activists, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Filmmakers, Foundations, Nonprofits, Lawyers, Media makers, Media Platforms, Philanthropists, Policymakers, Press and more.

WHAT IS PLEDGED?

Good Pitch participants think beyond traditional funding and distribution models to create impact campaigns to change hearts and minds, influence policy, or push bold solutions to challenging problems. Good Pitch Local Hawaiʻi participants will have the opportunity to pitch in hopes of garnering: Financial Resources often in the form of micro-grants of $500 - $2,500 and more; Access to additional resources that support production, distribution and outreach; Partnerships that strengthen campaigns and movements; Time & Expertise along with individuals' skills and labor.

Good Pitch Local Hawaiʻi participants will have the opportunity to pitch in hopes of garnering: Financial Resources often in the form of micro-grants of $500 - $2,500 and more; Access to additional resources that support production, distribution and outreach; Partnerships that strengthen campaigns and movements; Time & Expertise along with individuals' skills and labor.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Location: Waiwai Collective, 1100 University Ave, Honolulu

Schedule: 9:00am – 5:00pm (9:00 Coffee & Registration; 12:30 Lunch; 4:00 Reception)

The event is the day after the Pacific Islanders in Communications Media Makers Summit and the day before the opening of the Hawaii International Film Festival, assuring synergy and cross-fertilization of attendees and participants among all three events.

WHAT ELSE COULD IT LEAD TO?

In addition to local collaboration and impact, the Good Pitch Local program will bring new ways of seeing, understanding, and supporting projects in Hawai'i to the attention of participants from national and international funders, distributors, media, campaign organizations, and investors, including Ford and Wyncote Foundations, Sundance Institute, Netflix, PBS, Kickstarter, and others.

CONTACT

Coordinators: Joe Wilson & Lisette Flanary

Email: GoodPitchLocalHI@gmail.com

See Who's Attending

Are you a local organiser?
Community leader?
Local foundation advancing social justice?

Do you envision film and storytelling as an aid to achieving your mission? Do you have urgent stories which need to be told?

We’d love to learn about you and your work.

Request Invitation


Location

Waiwai Collective, 1100 University Ave, Honolulu

There was a decision made to really go local, because that's where the grassroots organising was happening and that's where the base was being built. Every community in the country could use a Good Pitch Local as injustice is everywhere.

Cara Mertes, Just Film, Ford Foundation

Good Pitch Local not only connected me to innovative filmmakers and change agents, but it also provided me with a fresh perspective and appreciation for the power of film and media in creating long lasting change in our communities. I walked away with new partners, ideas and stories to share.

Daniel Gibson, Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Good Pitch Local was amazing! There was a dynamic and electric synergy between pitchers and local organizations. I left feeling energized and ready to amplify stories that can have an impact in my hometown. If you believe that your community needs more powerful narratives, then Good Pitch local is the place to be!

Ani Mercedes, Impact Producer


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Thank you everyone.
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