Good Pitch brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues - to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society. Over a year, the selected filmmaking teams receive sustained mentorship and professional development. This includes two campaign development workshops, taking place right after project selection and again on the eve of the live event.
Good Pitch² is coming to India on February 23rd 2014. Good Pitch² India 2014 is brought to you by the Indian Documentary Foundation in association with Kerala State Chalchitra Academy and Films Division, Govt of India.
Good Pitch Chicago is a flagship event, organised and run by the BRITDOC team in London and our partners on the ground in the Midwest.
Not every film gets funding from Good Pitch - for either their films or their campaigns. We have raised over $17,000,000 so far but only 74% of projects received that funding, on a scale from just $5,000 up to $1.4m. We can't promise to connect filmmakers to funding, and if that's all you need then Good Pitch isn't for you. But we can promise to help you develop your impact ideas, research the landscape and connect you first to the community of like-minded filmmakers and then to a world of potential partners and advocates.
Filmmakers committed to outreach goals and audience engagement ambitions (if you only want completion money for your film, Good Pitch is not for you). Filmmakers looking for partners and collaborators to make their films truly influential and not just commercially successful (if you only want to sell your film to a distributor, Good Pitch is not for you).
You must submit a trailer or key sequence of no more than 10 minutes. You can upload your material after you've submitted your written application, as long as it is before the closing date & time.
You must also record and upload a 2-minute video of yourself, telling us why you want to make this film and what want it to achieve. The video can be very rough and ready - recorded on a flipcam, iphone, on your computer - anything. It's not production values we are after, we just want to see you and hear what you've got to say. Easy!
In order to finalise our selection, we enlist some external reviewers who have experience in the field of using films for social impact. You will need to confirm you are happy for your project to be viewed by external parties.
Good Pitch holds events across the world. When deciding which pitch to apply for, you should decide which city is appropriate for your project. Where are your potential partners based and where do you hope to undertake your outreach?
Applying for Good Pitch is free, but travel and accommodation is the responsibility of filmmakers, so you should also consider where you can afford to get yourself to. Please only apply for a city which is a realistic fit for your project and budget.
If you are selected, then we will work for you and your film for a 3 month period, completely gratis. In this time we will collaborate with you to identify the best partners, funders and advocates for your project from across society. Once identified, we will work like trojans to get them to the live event.
In return we need both members of your pitch team to attend the two-day campaign development workshop and Pitch day - this takes place over a four-day period and is at your own expense.
If your project is selected to pitch and you are still in production, we ask you acknowledge our work by including 'with thanks to Good Pitch' in the closing credits of the completed film.