Good Pitch Australia Seminar

By February 8, 2015 Events
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Documentary Australia Foundation and Shark Island Institute will present a briefing on an exciting new opportunity for documentary filmmakers called Good Pitch Australia on Wednesday 11 February, 6pm at AFTRS Theatre, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Good Pitch Australia aims to connect the world’s best social impact films with new allies and partners, bringing together documentary filmmakers with foundations, not-for-profits, campaigners, philanthropists, policy-makers, brands, educators, broadcasters and media to forge powerful alliances around ground breaking films that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

Seven feature-length documentary projects will be chosen to present at the Sydney Opera House on 16 September 2015.

They are looking for:

• Outstanding films that tackle a significant social issue or have something important to show us about the world and ourselves.

• Films of any style—personal, observational, essays, presenter-led, verité.

• Films across a range of genres (eg. social justice, human rights, environment, arts).

• Although rough cut stage is ideal, films at any stage of development from early production to completion, and even early festival circuit.

• Films of 60+ minutes in length

Projects will be distinguished by their commitment to building a community engagement and outreach strategy. Once the final seven projects are determined, the Good Pitch Australia team will work intensively with the selected filmmakers to further develop the funding and impact strategy for each project; and filmmakers will attend development, pitching and campaign workshops with local and international partners.

Filmmakers will need to submit a trailer or key sequence from their film plus a two-minute video telling the Good Pitch Australia team why they want to make their film and what they aim to achieve.

Applications are now open and will close on 4 March 2015.

The application guidelines are at:

Mitzi Goldman (CEO of DAF) and Malinda Wink (Executive Director of Good Pitch2 Australia), will present the session, show some clips and answer questions from the audience.

Event Information:

WHERE: AFTRS Theatre, Entertainment Quarter, 130 Bent St, Moore Park, NSW.

WHEN: Wednesday 11 February 2015

TIME: 6:00pm

RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat.

ENTRY FEE: $7 (suggested donation)

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