Good Pitch Local Philadelphia 2020

15 September 2020

Covid-19 Update

With the safety of everyone in mind, Good Pitch Local Philadelphia has been postponed to Tuesday, September 15 2020. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 19. Please check this site, social media, or subscribe to the Doc Society newsletter for updates.

Good Pitch Local returns to Philadelphia in partnership with PhillyCAM. This curated program highlights and supports short-form non-fiction media projects and powerful stories from community leaders addressing issues urgent and important to local communities. It culminates in a day-long event that is a model for radical collaboration, offering cross-sector support for the featured projects.

Good Pitch Local is a space for community, collaboration and creative change. Together, we will raise up stories that matter in the fight for a more open, just and vibrant Philly––and beyond–– by the artists and organizers on the front lines of social change.

How does it work?

We invite both media makers looking for partnership and support, and leaders who are at the heart of stories that need to be told to submit projects for consideration. We carefully curate the line-up, and then help the teams prepare their project pitches. At the live event up to 16 three-minute pitches are made, expert moderators call on the collective intelligence in the room, and individuals step up to offer support of all kinds to advance the projects to fruition and impact. The day includes presentations from experts in media and impact offering good ideas and actionable insights.

Who attends Good Pitch Local?

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

Good to know:
Good Pitch Local is an invitation-only event that is free to all participants. The day includes light refreshments and a networking lunch.

Important Dates

DEADLINE UPDATE - Applications are due Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 11:00pm EST.

Missed our How To Apply Webinar? Download the video and presentation here!
Interested in learning more?

If you are curious about how film and storytelling can be an aid to achieving social justice goals, or if you have any urgent story tell, we want to hear from you.

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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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    • The Ford Foundation