Good Pitch Johannesburg 2013 - Call for Entries open for African documentary filmmakers


This call for entries is open for African documentary filmmakers who believe film can make a difference.

If your project:
- tackles important social issues
- is between any stage from early production to comopletion
- is or will be 60 minutes or more in length when complete
- has a trailer ready for submission by April 30th, 2013
Application guidelines are here

Submission deadline: 30 April 2013

Good Pitch brings together filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media around leading social issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

A partnership between BRITDOC and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Good Pitch has been gaining momentum since the first international event in 2009.

Running several times throughout the year in the US and Europe, as both standalone events and in conjunction with bespoke conferences and film festivals, it brings together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and potential corporate and brand partners to form powerful alliances around groundbreaking films.

Six to eight filmmaking teams pitch their film and associated outreach campaign to the assembled audience with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to maximise its impact and influence.

To date, more than 90 documentary projects have been presented at Good Pitch events in London, Oxford, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, San Francisco and Johannesburg. In that time more than 1500 organisations have attended – varied organisations from different sectors all bringing something unique to the table: expert knowledge, research and archives, membership networks and mailing lists, campaigning and lobbying expertise and access to policymakers as well as production and outreach funding. Together they make powerful allies.

The first Good Pitch was held by the People to People (P2P) International Documentary Conference in Johannesburg on September 13th 2011. In September 2013 P2P is doing it again, with the same mission as the flagship events – connecting good films to good people. Good Pitch² enables regional organisations all over the world to put on their own Good Pitch events. Once selected, the local host receives training and access to the Good Pitch model, brand and web tools.