Seven documentary films from filmmakers across the continent selected to pitch at Good Pitch Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark during CPH:DOX, 24th March 2017.
We are delighted to announce that Good Pitch Europe will return to the Nordic countries on 24th March 2017, this time to the Danish capital, Copenhagen in partnership with CPH:DOX. Good Pitch connects the world’s best social justice films with new allies and partners.
Good Pitch is an invitation-only event where, after months of preparation and strategizing, seven filmmaking teams present their feature documentary and its associated audience engagement campaign to a live audience of funders and changemakers.
The event features leading foundations, NGOs, campaigners, academics, philanthropists, policymakers, brands and media; all invited to consider how they can become part of a unique coalition around each project, to help maximise its social impact and connect the film with the audiences who need to see it most.
The filmmakers participating in the 2017 programme include:
Julia Dahr, Julie Lunde Lillesæter & Kisilu Musya from Norway/Kenya (Thank you for the rain)
Anna J. Ljungmark & Marie Skovgaard from Sweden (Femimam)
Jan Gebert & Viktória Hozzová from Czech Republic and Slovakia (When the war comes);
Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen & Sören Steen Jespersen from Denmark and Syria (Last men in Aleppo)
Tim Travers Hawkins, Julia Nottingham & Isabel Davis (XY Chelsea)
Sky Neal, Julia Farrington, Elhum Shakerifar, Kate McLarnon (Even when I fall)
Joakim Demmer, Glynnis Ritter & Kerstin Übelacker (Dead donkeys fear no hyenas)
These urgent stories from across 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, a cautionary tale of international development policy gone awry with an expose of land-grabbing in Ethiopia.
The Good Pitch programme is made by BRITDOC – a nonprofit foundation based in London and New York – in partnership with Ford Foundation and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The European edition has 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.
The hub event taking place in Copenhagen is the first Good Pitch of the 2017 season, with further events taking place around the globe next year including Southeast Asia (May 9th) and Miami (June 20th). For more information visit www.goodpitch.org.