With increasing demand from around the world, we've developed the Good Pitch² programme to share our learning and build the capacity of regional organisations to host their own Good Pitch² events.
Organisations who want to produce Good Pitch² are invited to attend a flagship event and shadow the Britdoc production team through filmmaker training as well as the live event, in order to fully evaluate the model, assess the fiscal commitment and decide if it is appropriate for their community.
If it’s a good fit, then over the next twelve months the Britdoc team will offer a total knowledge transfer, working closely to share the production toolkit, provide advice on film selection as well as connections to potential participants.
A member of our training team will attend the live event as well as supporting the filmmaker training workshop. Since 2011, Good Pitch² events have been hosted in Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, The Hague, Taipei, Mumbai and Sydney and we can now see the major continental hubs emerging – driven by brilliant and tenacious partners at CNEX, the Indian Documentary Foundation and Shark Island Institute amongst others.
We are committed to building up a global ‘good’ network of filmmakers and change organisations ready for collaboration, through our regional partners.
Good Pitch² is made possible with the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
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Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation hosted the first ever Good Pitch² in Australia at the Sydney Opera House on October 8, 2014. We aim to hold similar events in both Sydney and Melbourne over each of the next 5 years.
We believe the timing was perfect to have introduced the Good Pitch model to Australia. Much of the ground work had been done. Since 2008, both Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation have been working closely with the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, strategically creating partnerships with outstanding documentaries and filmmakers. There is now a deeper understanding in Australia about the power of documentary, and the importance of working to create powerful coalitions around important social issues.
We are delighted that the seven films we presented at Good Pitch² Australia represented a truly national conversation, canvassing the stories of young indigenous Australians, refugees in rural Australia, same sex marriage, domestic violence, environment and community, health and nutrition, and international human rights with our neighbours. Already we are looking forward to our next event at the September Opera House on Wednesday September 16, 2015!
Good Pitch² Buenos Aires 2013 has proved to have an incredible impact on the communities the films reached out to. Each project was able to take their film to a new level, make valuable contacts and learn about the concept of impact production.
For our next edition, Good Pitch² Argentina 2015, we've partnered with the British Council who are also hosting our workshop. The live event will take place at Teatro Picadero, a historic independent theatre in the heart of Buenos Aires. The Good Pitch model is a key for the Latin American filmmaking community. Our goal is to develop a training strategy that reaches out to filmmakers across the continent.
It is rare to witness social change happening in front of your eyes. But that is just what happened at Good Pitch² India in February 2014. A year of planning brought an audience of 250 and 60 different foundations, NGOs, business leaders, philanthropists, broadcasters, brands, technology, social entrepreneurs and media together around leading social issues.
Documentary in India has had almost no independent funding, and has not been seen as a driver of social change. Good Pitch² demonstrated in one day that stories are powerful, and can engage and motivate people. It also showed that partnerships and alliances between the public and private sector, NGOs and corporates, not only can be achieved, but will be stronger and more effective than each working alone. It demonstrated that there can be a culture of both corporate and personal giving, not just for self-aggrandisement, but for the benefit of all. It galvanised many present in the room to donate on the day, and to offer their skills and expertise to do more.
Good Pitch India was just a beginning, and we are convinced that we can be a driver of social and cultural change by sustaining Good Pitch, along with a number of other projects, over a number of years.
We are convinced of the major changes that will follow, by spreading the message more widely, and enabling longer term planning and support for the filmmakers, the campaigners and for their partners in the public, private and charity sectors.
The Good Pitch² in Taipei was a carefully planned and very well received event. Two of the three doc projects went ahead with good support added as a result of the event. As it was the first one we were involved in from CNEX, we’ve learned a lot and we are very sure it could work well continuously, as more and more attention is now directed to documentary films.