We are delighted to announce that the next edition of Good Pitch Europe will be hosted in collaboration with CPH:DOX. The event takes place in at the Black Diamont on Copenhagen’s beautiful waterfront on the 24th of March 2017.

The Good Pitch programme is made by BRITDOC. The event brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that can lead to positive change. For further information on what the programme provides, take a look here.

This edition marks the climax of a three year programme of investment and commitment to the filmmaker and changemaker community across the Nordic region. At CPH:DOX we are happy to host Good Pitch Europe 2017, but moreover we are looking forward to build a sustainable network of funds and organizations in the Nordic region with a committed belief in the potential of art to create personal, social and political change.

After undergoing a tough round of applications the following seven films are selected for Good Pitch Europe 2017:

Even When I Fall (UK; director: Sky Neal)
When the War Comes (Czech Republic; director: Jan Gebert)
Last Men in Aleppo (Syria/Denmark; directors: Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen)
XY Chelsea (UK; director: Tim Travers Hawkins)
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas (Sweden; director: Joakim Demmer)
Femimam (Denmark; director: Marie Skovgaard)
Thank You For the Rain (Norway/Kenya; directors: Julia Dahr & Kisilu Musya)

These urgent stories from around the globe include the first portrait of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning as she appeals her 35 year sentence, the exploration of the rise of an ultra nationalist youth movement in Slovakia, two years spent with the band of friends and neighbours as they try to survive the siege of Aleppo, a Kenyan farmer’s moving account of resistance from the frontline of climate change, inside the creation of the first mosque in Europe run by female Imams, the remarkable journey of a group of artists and child trafficking survivors from Nepal, and a cautionary tale of international development policy gone awry with an expose of land-grabbing in Ethiopia.

For more information on the projects and the teams behind them, check them out here.

The European edition has been made possible by the generous support of Creative Europe, Culture Foundation of the Swedish Postcode Lottery, Democracy & Media Foundation, Fritt Ord Foundation, Kone Foundation, Nordisk Film & TV Fund, Finnish Film Foundation, Norwegian Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, AVEK Foundation.