The Good Pitch North America tour, taking place at the the AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Festival on 16 June 2009, is a partnership between the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute documentary Film Program, generously supported by the Fledgling Fund and us, Working Films.
From over 300 applications, eight filmmaking teams have been selected to pitch their films and outreach campaigns to an invited audience, comprising leading national and international NGOs, foundations, broadcasters, campaigners and media in order to maximize the impact of their social-issue documentary projects. Those already confirmed to attend include: Cinereach, IMPACT Partners, Fledgling Fund, Moveon.org, Katahdin Foundation, Avaaz.org, Amnesty International, ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute, Wide Angle, Indiepix, BAVC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, POV, Incite Productions, 1% for the Planet, The Impact Arts + Film Fund, Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media and the Phoebe Haas Charitable Trust.
The selected filmmakers are Julia Bacha (Budrus has a Hammer), Robbie Gemmel (Cape Wind: The Fight for the Future of Power in America), Hugo Berkeley (The Exchange), Megan Gelstein (Green Shall Overcome), Stephen T Maing (High Tech, Low Life), Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush (Hungry in America), Joe Wilson & Dean Hamer (Out In The Silence) and Debra Anderson (Split Estate). After a day of pitch training by Robert and Judith, they will present their projects in a live pitching event on June 16th, 2009 in Washington D.C.
Find out more about the remarkable films participating in the Good Pitch at SILVERDOCS.