Who attends Good Pitch?

CODOC Cohen Communications and Cow Hollow Fund Cohen Law Group COLAGE Cold Case Hammerskjold Team Colectivo La Tribu Coleman Foundation, Inc. Collective Eye Inc. Collective Renaissance Guild College and Community Fellowship College Behind Bars College Summit ColorOfChange Columbia School of Journalism Columbia University Columbia University Medical Center Comic Relief Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Committee to Protect Journalists Common Cause Common Counsel Foundation Commonwealth Foundation Communities and Local Government Community Foundation Network (CFN) Community Media Trust Community Member Community of Evaluators South Asia Community Prophets Compassion in World Farming Compathos Foundation Compton Foundation Comstock Ferre & Co. Concern Worldwide (UK) Condé Nast Entertainment CondÌ© Nast Entertainment ConditionONE, LLC Congo NOW! Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies Connect Conscious Leadership Group Constellation Consulate General of Canada Content Aggregators LImites Content Aggregators Ltd Content House Context Partners Converse/ Nike Cook County Justice Advisory Council Cool it World Ltd Cordaid Cordillera Human Rights Alliance Corniche Pictures Correctional Association of New York Corruption Watch UK Cosmopolis Production Council for Global Equality Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) Council on Foundations Councilwoman Cowie Family Fund CPB CPH:DOX Craig Hospital craigconnects Craigslist Foundation Creative Artists Agency Creative BC Creative Capital Foundation Creative Coalition Creative Commons Creative England Creative Europe Desk Berlin Creative Europe Desk Sweden Creative Partnerships Australia Creative Skillset Creative South Africa Creative Time Creative Visions Creative Visions Foundation Creative Work Fund Crisis Action CrossCurrents Foundation Crozet AB CS MOTT FOUNDATION CSIR Ctrl.Alt.Shift CTVC Cuervo International Consulting Cultural Olympiad Cuomo Cole Productions Cure Alzheimer's Fund Curly Street Media Current Media Current Sponge Current TV Curzon Film World Cylinder Production AS Czech Centre D&P Creative Strategies Dagsavisen Dalberg Global Development Advisors Dalberg's Design Impact Group Dalchows Verden Ltd. Dallas Social Venture Partners Dana International Dance Films Association Dance/NYC Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation Danish Film Institute Daphne Foundation Dark Horse Network Media Pvt Ltd Dark Money Daryl K Dashford Media Dasra Dataposit Ltd Dawnland Dazed Group DB Grantee DC Labor FilmFest / Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO DC Trust: Catalyst for Youth Success De Wereldomroep DEA Defence for Children DELEGATION: The Philanthropy Workshop Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Foundation Democracy & Media Foundation Democracy Alliance Democracy Now! Democracy Partners Democratic National Committee Demos Department of Arts and Culture South Africa Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Department of Health and Human Services Department of International Relations and Cooperation SA Department of Justice Department of Justice (& BRITDOC Board Member) Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Detropia Development Through Media dGenerate Films Diabetes Australia Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation Dickerson Global Advisors Digital Democracy Dillywood Diocese of Oxford Direct Care Alliance, Inc. Directors at Work AS Discovery Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership Divine Chocolate DNZ Pictures Do Productions Do Something Dobkin Family Foundation Doc Alliance Films doc filmmaker Doc Lounge DOC NYC DocBuenosAires DocHeads DocHouse Docmontevideo DocPoint Film Events Association DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival DocsDF, International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City DocsOnline DOCSP Doctors Without Borders (MSF) DOCUBOX Docubox Grantee Docubox( Board advisor ) DOCUBOX/Good Pitch2 Kenya Documentary Australia Foundation Documentary Campus documentary film centre sydney Documentary in Europe DOEN Foundation Dogwoof Doha Tribeca Film Festival DOK Leipzig DokuFest Prizren Domestic Violence Clinic Donor Direct Action Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art - Building Bridges Program DoSomething/TMI Agency Double Hope Films DOX Magazine DR Sales Dream Defenders DreamCatcher DReznick@polkbrosfdn.org Driehaus Foundation Dropping Frames Dropping Frames Sweden drsFILM DRTV Drug Policy Alliance DrugScope DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving Dumbo Feather Durban International Film Festival Dusseldorp Forum Early Bird Foods Earth Rights Earthlife Africa Joburg East AFrica center for human rights East End Film Festival Echo 61 / JM Audio Services Echoing Green Ecocinema Solar World Cinema Ecostorm Ecotricity Edelman Edelman Edelstam Foundation EDGE Funders Alliance Edge Hill University EDIFICATION Editorial Intelligence Eduardo and Associates Educaids Educate Girls Education Educational Foundation of America Educational Video Center, NY, NY Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP EiE film Einhorn Family Charitable Trust El Faro Eldercare Workforce Alliance elevenfiftyfive Ellen Goodman EMBARC Embassy of Belgium/Flanders House Embassy of Brazil SA Embassy of Sweden Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania EMBLA FILM Embrey Family Foundation Emerson Collective EMI Emmis Community Outreach Empact Resources Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University Empowers Africa Encounter Endangered Wildlife Trust Enel Cuore ONLUS Energetic Communications NYC Engage Media ENGAGE Media CIC EngageMedia English Table Tennis Association Entertainment Industry Foundation Entertainment One Films Australia Entreprenuers Foundation Entrop & De Zwart Films Environmental Film Fund / Doc Partners LLC Environmental Funders Network Environmental Grantmakers Association Environmental Investigation Agency Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) Environmental Media Fund / Doc Partners LLC / the doGoodr Fund Envision Envy Post Production EP Epix Equal Education Equal Justice USA Equality California ERGO Network Erie Elementary Charter School Ernst and Young ERSTE Foundation Esmee Fairbairn Foundation ESoDoc EU Media Programme Espacio BUE ESPN ESSET Estonian Embassy Ethics Academy ETV EU Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE Eurochild European Commission European Commission -EACEA European Community of Consumer Cooperatives (EuroCoop) European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) European Cultural Foundation European Documentary Network (EDN) European Environmental Bureau European Federation of Nurses Associations European Foundation Centre European Fund for the Balkans European Liberal Democrats (ELDR) European Network Against Racism European Parliament European Partnership for Democracy European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) European Roma Rights Centre Evangelical Alliance Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Evens Foundation Events4Change EVERSHINE Evert Vermeer Foundation Every Voice Everything Everywhere Everytown for Gun Safety Evolving Technologies Corporation Excellent Development Exelon Expert Philanthropy Exposure International Face Value Facebook Facebook / Instagram Faces & Voices of Recovery Facing History and Ourselves Faction Film Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg Fair Agenda Fairbridge West Midlands Fairfood International Fairphone fairpie.com Fairtrade Foundation Faith in Public Life Fallon Families Australia Family Equality Council Family Wealth Dynamics Faraway Foundation Farmer's field school Fasad Fat Rat Films Fathers Incorporated Fathers, Families, Healthy Communities Feather Agency Federacion Universitaria Argentina (FUA) Fela! Felles Film AS Fellowship of Affirming Ministries & The Global Justice Institute Fenton Ferd Social Entrepreneurs Ferguson Activist Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos FicBaq Fidelis Global Enterprises LLC Fidelity Charitable Services Field Of Vision FIFDH Fighting Strokes Film & Broadcast Industries Oral History Group Film & Campaign Film 4 CODOC Cohen Communications and Cow Hollow Fund Cohen Law Group COLAGE Cold Case Hammerskjold Team Colectivo La Tribu Coleman Foundation, Inc. Collective Eye Inc. Collective Renaissance Guild College and Community Fellowship College Behind Bars College Summit ColorOfChange Columbia School of Journalism Columbia University Columbia University Medical Center Comic Relief Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Committee to Protect Journalists Common Cause Common Counsel Foundation Commonwealth Foundation Communities and Local Government Community Foundation Network (CFN) Community Media Trust Community Member Community of Evaluators South Asia Community Prophets Compassion in World Farming Compathos Foundation Compton Foundation Comstock Ferre & Co. Concern Worldwide (UK) Condé Nast Entertainment CondÌ© Nast Entertainment ConditionONE, LLC Congo NOW! Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies Connect Conscious Leadership Group Constellation Consulate General of Canada Content Aggregators LImites Content Aggregators Ltd Content House Context Partners Converse/ Nike Cook County Justice Advisory Council Cool it World Ltd Cordaid Cordillera Human Rights Alliance Corniche Pictures Correctional Association of New York Corruption Watch UK Cosmopolis Production Council for Global Equality Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) Council on Foundations Councilwoman Cowie Family Fund CPB CPH:DOX Craig Hospital craigconnects Craigslist Foundation Creative Artists Agency Creative BC Creative Capital Foundation Creative Coalition Creative Commons Creative England Creative Europe Desk Berlin Creative Europe Desk Sweden Creative Partnerships Australia Creative Skillset Creative South Africa Creative Time Creative Visions Creative Visions Foundation Creative Work Fund Crisis Action CrossCurrents Foundation Crozet AB CS MOTT FOUNDATION CSIR Ctrl.Alt.Shift CTVC Cuervo International Consulting Cultural Olympiad Cuomo Cole Productions Cure Alzheimer's Fund Curly Street Media Current Media Current Sponge Current TV Curzon Film World Cylinder Production AS Czech Centre D&P Creative Strategies Dagsavisen Dalberg Global Development Advisors Dalberg's Design Impact Group Dalchows Verden Ltd. Dallas Social Venture Partners Dana International Dance Films Association Dance/NYC Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation Danish Film Institute Daphne Foundation Dark Horse Network Media Pvt Ltd Dark Money Daryl K Dashford Media Dasra Dataposit Ltd Dawnland Dazed Group

Good Pitch is an unparalleled opportunity to gain invaluable cross-sector insight into how great documentaries, with the help of great partners, can change the world. An unmissable event in the annual diary for anyone interested in social change.

Kat Craig
Reprieve International

Good Pitch is an opportunity for foundations, NGOs, filmmakers, brands and great movers and shakers to connect and launch great possibilities!

Bruni Burres
Sundance Institute

Good Pitch is a very unique opportunity to embrace the power of visual storytelling , the potential of strong partnerships, and – most of all – the joy of making a difference.

Dominik Prinz
Interbrand

I went three years ago to Good Pitch San Francisco and developed a serious crush. I had to come back to New York to see if it was just a summer camp romance. But no, indeed, my affection runs deep. This model WORKS!

Tracey Friesen
Inspirit Foundation

It strikes me that one of the things good pitch does brilliantly (besides so much else) is harness the power of networks

Asim Haneef
Al Jazeera

The #goodpitch challenge: try to get through these trailers with dry eyes. Failed at every hurdle.

James Sadri, Greenpeace

Good Pitch live events offer a day long immersion into some of the best storytelling & independent journalism in the world. Stories that bring us closer to the lives of people we might never know; stories that enrich and inform our own understanding of the times we live in and the challenges we face.
Ready to receive these stories are an exceptional & rich group of specially invited artists, journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders, community organisers, policy makers, broadcasters, bloggers, social entrepreneurs and more.

Leaders from across civil society, whose expertise, experience and interests relate directly to the films being presented. Where the single charge for the room is to lean forward and think about what help and advice they can offer each team to make sure these stories reach the audiences that matter. Where everyone leaves with new ideas & connections.

So when people ask who can come to Good Pitch?

The answer is everyone is welcome.


Just come ready for radical collaboration.

Filmmakers

Good Pitch was inspired by the forums of IDFA and Hotdocs. We just took a broadcaster focused model and evolved it to include potential collaborators from all over civil society.
What are the implications? It is a different energy to a TV pitching forum. There are different priorities and commitments being made in the room for which you will need to prepare thoughtfully.
Yes you will likely raise funds for your film. In the past 10 years, over $30 million has been raised in funds for participating filmmakers for both production and outreach.

With a defined campaign but large hurdles we need the kind of speedy, fine-tuned connecting that only Good Pitch can bring. Hearing individuals say “I can help you with that problem” makes you feel that anything is, in fact, possible!

Joanna Natasegara
Virunga

But funding is only a part of the value of Good Pitch.

The combined, wisdom and expertise, networks and contacts made from the live event are powerful and priceless. Allies who will help imagine how your film can serve social change movements - way beyond one night on TV or one week at the cinema.

What kind of films work at Good Pitch?

Every kind of subject and all creative documentary forms can work at Good Pitch. Go to our Films Page to see a list of films that have appeared at Good Pitch.

What is essential is an open and enquiring mind from the filmmakers. To look beyond traditional funding and distribution models and reimagine how we can reach audiences that matter.

Watch how Good Pitch Europe supports filmmakers across the region

The Good Pitch experience was awesome and tremendous. Workshops were critical in formulating message and language around the impact campaign. Relationships formed were extraordinary. We were able to generate huge interest and support for when the film is finished and we are ready to launch. We also conducted a ‘Brain trust’ the following day and invited key partners and funders for deep discussions. This was a critical part of our research and development and will inform the building of our impact campaigns.

Marty Sjyuco
Almost Sunrise

It truly was an experience; an inspiriting one and a learning experience. I had heard Good Pitch was 'super powerful', prestigious etc, but nothing prepared me for the 'Good-Ness' that resonates in this pitch. Thank you for this.

Soniya Kirpalani
17 Not Required Indians

The entire Good Pitch experience has been amazing for us and really forced us to conceptualise (and now execute) our outreach plans.

Matthew Heineman
Escape Fire

We couldn’t have made Project Wild Thing without the valuable relationships we formed at Good Pitch. Good Pitch connected us with some amazing partners and new friends, as well as generating interest, excitement and great vibes around the project.

Ashley Jones
Project Wild Thing

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Impact Producers

Over ten years of this programme, it has become clear that the missing link for so many film teams was the Impact Producer - the person responsible for maximizing a film’s potential for social change.
This is such an exciting new professional class who are emerging and organising in every continent.
And to support this practice, we are committed to inviting a cohort of Impact Producers to take part in all the Good Pitch national programmes, including the Impact Labs and at the live events. So directly growing networks and capacity.
With limited places available, we have also published training materials and case studies in the Impact Field Guide which are free to use and share and teach. As well as organising the physical gathering at the Global Impact Producers Assembly where over 100 colleagues from around the work gather to share latest campaigns and get advice.
If you can take part in Good Pitch, brilliant we can’t wait to meet you.
If you can’t - please do use all the resources available and come join us at the Global Impact Producers Assembly.

Good Pitch gave us a wonderful opportunity to workshop our concepts for outreach, and ultimately come out the far end of the weekend with a scalable and measurable campaign, as well as the start up funds to build the key elements.

Jason Zeldes
Romeo is Bleeding

You birthed an extraordinary happening; a community and collective of ideas, passions and people that in turn will give birth to more the same, on and on until we all live a little better and feel a little more.

Ian Kibbe
Raising Bertie

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Change Makers

If you are new to the Good Pitch family - well welcome and thank you for taking the time to explore this programme.
To date over 4600 different organisations, foundations, NGO’s have attended Good Pitch events around the world. For many, it is has become an essential date in the calendar. So what is all the fuss about?
There are so many ways to create change; from directly empowering communities, to lobbying lawmakers, to producing public information campaigns etc. Likely documentary filmmaking has not been a core part of your change strategy. Good Pitch is a way to imagine how we can collaborate with the best storytellers of our generation. To unlock the power of narrative to communicate complicated ideas in these complicated times.

As well as helping individual films, we aim to change the playing field for everyone. We are commited to building up a global 'good' network of filmmakers and change organizations ready for collaboration. We guarantee you are going to meet some extraordinary new friends and allies in the Good Pitch room - peers and colleagues working around your issue but from a different part of civil society.

10 years after its launch, Good Pitch has become a shining model of catalytic change, showcasing not just documentary, but what documentary can do in the world. A response to the 21st century realities we face, Good Pitch emboldens film, filmmakers and their stories in their power to create a haven and a beacon for dignity, justice and community.

Cara Mertes
Ford Foundation

We value the way Good Pitch combines art and impact.

Anna Talasniemi
Kone Foundation

Good pitch is brilliant! Connectivity, commitment, vision & goodness abound.

Elissa Birke
IFP Envision

A fantastic way to meet people who are not just the usual suspects! People from other walks of life but with a shared interest around the films. I’ve been talking about it to anyone who will listen ever since!

Laura Kyrke-Smith
International Rescue Committee

This is an excellent example of what neophyte filmmakers need. With frightening confidence I recommend Good Pitch.

Elsun White
Tribeca Film Institute

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