Good Pitch USA 2019

October 22, 2019


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Good Pitch USA returns to New York October 22 at the TimesCenter to spearhead social change through the power of storytelling and profile eight remarkable documentary films which capture the state of the nation.

Eight new feature documentaries from 11 directors Zeshawn Ali, Dara Kell, Loira Limbal, Grace Lee & Marjan Safinia, Ben Kalina & Jen Schneider, Sam Feder, Nathan Grossman, Dominic De Vere & Joseph Curran address income inequality, an intersectional approach to conquering poverty, the rise of women of color as a transformative force in politics, the complex challenges of addressing climate change with technology, the memorialisation of victims of the transatlantic slave trade and more.

This year's national US program kicked off with a three-day impact lab six months out, followed by months of intensive outreach for each project, then a second pitch training workshop just prior to the live event, a comprehensive approach to building smart and powerful campaigns for change.

Attendee Information

Good Pitch USA 2019 runs from 9am – 5.30pm on Tuesday, October 22. Registration opens from 8am, coffee, lunch and light refreshments will be served throughout the day. We will break for lunch at 12.30pm, drinks will follow from 5.30pm.

Location: New York Times Center. 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
Subway: A, C, E, N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, 7, S to 42nd St. Times Square
Bus: M7, M11, M16, M20, M42 and M104 buses all stop within four blocks of TheTimesCenter. Port Authority bus terminal is located just one block away from TheTimesCenter.

Questions? If you have any special requirements or questions about your registration or attendance on the day, email

Do you have resources or a connection you need to share with these Good Pitch filmmakers? Do you know a funder, an organiser who absolutely needs to be in the room to support these teams? Please get in touch with the Good Pitch USA Outreach Director Ani Mercedes at

If you want to become a Good Pitch supporter please get in touch with our US Director of Development and Partnerships, Patricia Finneran at

Thank you to all our partners and supporters who have made this event possible

Schedule for Good Pitch USA 2019

Morning Session

  • 8:00am - 9:00am : Coffee & Registration
  • 9:00am - 9:30am : Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:30am - 10:15am : Pitch 1: 40 Days & 40 Nights
  • 10:15am - 11:00am : Pitch 2: A Story Of Bones
  • 11:00am - 11:45am : Pitch 3: Plan C For Civilization
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm : Pitch 4: Disclosure

Break for Lunch

  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm : Lunch

Afternoon session

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm : Welcome back
  • 2:30pm - 3:15pm : Pitch 5: Through The Night
  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm : Pitch 6: Two Gods
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm : Pitch 7: And She Could Be Next
  • 4:45pm - 5:30pm : Pitch 8: Greta

Drinks reception

  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm : Drinks

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  • A Story of Bones

    As the Environmental Officer for St. Helena's doomed $350m airport, Annina van Neel witnesse...

  • Greta

    In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg a 15-year-old student in Sweden starts a school strike for the ...

  • Disclosure

    Through the history of transgender representation in film and TV, Disclosure shows how the fabled...

  • And She Could Be Next

    In a polarized America, where the dual forces of white supremacy and patriarchy threaten to furth...

  • Plan C For Civilization

    In 2019, a team will launch a high-altitude balloon into Earth’s stratosphere that could lead to...

  • Through The Night

    To make ends meet, Americans are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality o...

  • Two Gods

    Hanif, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, NJ brings two young men under his ...

  • 40 Days & 40 Nights

    Echoing Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, a visionary pastor from Goldsboro...



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