THE CHANNEL FOUR BRITDOC FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE GOOD PITCH @ SILVERDOCS
FOR THE 2010 AFI-DISCOVERY CHANNEL SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival have announced the return of The Good Pitch @ Silverdocs. The Good Pitch is a one-day forum set to take place during the Festival (June 22-27, 2010), bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and broadcasters to maximize the impact of social-issue documentary. Eight filmmaking teams pitch their projects and associated outreach campaigns with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to accelerate its impact and influence. The Good Pitch @ Silverdocs will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 and is now accepting applications through Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at: britdoc.org/goodpitch.
The Good Pitch @ Silverdocs is aimed at directors and producers of any nationality with an ambition to work in partnership to harness the power of documentary to create positive change. In keeping with the mission of the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, the Good Pitch supports the diversity and free expression of independent storytellers and is interested in reaching out to filmmakers from traditionally under-represented communities. Given the proximity of the festival to Capitol Hill, the Good Pitch is particularly interested in projects that speak to the many government agencies and lobby groups situated in the area.
The Good Pitch is a project of The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. It is made possible by The Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tides Foundation and anonymous donors, with campaign development for filmmakers provided by Working Films.
For more information on The Good Pitch, contact Good Pitch producer Elise McCave at the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 44 7980 986 862.
For more information on AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, contact Jody Arlington, Jarlington@AFI.com or 202.316.4316.