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Tribeca Reaches Out to Social Justice Filmmakers

Tribeca Reaches Out to Social Justice Filmmakers

Tribeca Film Institute is hosting the Good Pitch, a project of The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, in New York during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27th and is calling out to filmmakers involved in social justice film projects to apply. The Good Pitch is one-day live event bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and other media people to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of social-issue documentary. Eight filmmaking teams pitch their project and its associated outreach campaign with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film in order to accelerate its impact and influence.

“The Good Pitch is a unique catalyst which harnesses new and creative energies with the goal of getting films made and seen,” said Beth Janson, Artistic Director, Tribeca Film Institute. “This economic climate calls for unconventional thinking, especially in the cultural realm, and hosting The Good Pitch is one way TFI is supporting documentary filmmakers who are thinking outside the box.”

The Good Pitch @ Tribeca is now open for submissions. Deadline: Monday February 8, 2010. To find out more and to apply go to the Brit Doc Foundation’s website. [Andy Lauer]

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