Announced at the Durban Filmmart, part of the Durban International Film Festival, a new
joint initiative has been inked between UK-based documentary organization, BRITDOC and the East African
documentary film funder, Docubox.
The two organisations are collaborating to produce the pitching forum Good Pitch² Kenya, which will connect
Africa’s best social justice documentaries with new partners and founders from around the world.
Good Pitch is a project of BRITDOC in partnership with the Ford Foundation and Sundance Institute
Documentary Film Program. Since 2009, Good Pitch has been bringing together documentary filmmakers
with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, brands and media around leading
social and environmental issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, as well as the films and for society.
The Good Pitch 2 program was developed in 2011 to enable regional organisations to host their own Good
Pitch 2 events. As of this year, 2015, there are Good Pitch programs operating in the US, Europe, Australia, South East
Asia, Argentina and now Kenya.
Good Pitch 2 Kenya will be taking place in Nairobi in October 2016. It will present up to seven filmmaking
teams to pitch their feature documentaries in front of a
live audience of funders and industry professionals and influencers.
Once selected, these teams will receive sustained mentorship and professional development over the
course of a year. This will include two campaign development workshops, taking place right after project
selection and again on the eve of the live event.
The organizers are looking for six independent film teams from across the African continent ready to join the
2015/16 program, and meet the below criteria:
– Films that tackle a significant national or global issue or have something important to show us about
the world and ourselves
– Film teams who are looking for partnerships and funding to help their film create change around
leading social and environmental issues
– Films that are currently in production and will be 60+ minutes in length when finished
– English-speaking filmmakers who are citizens of an African country
The call for entries is now open and will close on November 2nd , 2015.
To find out more information and apply, go to: http://goodpitch.org/events/gpke2016.