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GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA - calls for social impact documentaries

GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA is calling for applications for the last in a trilogy of events that will be held at the Sydney Opera House on 8 November 2016.

Originally created by Britdoc (UK) and the Sundance Institute (US) in 2008, and now with the strong support of the Ford Foundation (US), Good Pitch brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, not-for-profits, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, broadcasters and key players in the film industry, around leading social and environmental issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

With four films from the first 2014 GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA event released—That Sugar Film, Gayby Baby, Frackman and Call Me Dad—the success of the model, based on large audiences and the influencing of policy and social change, is irrefutable:

That Sugar Film has successfully shifted perception and behaviour by focusing on the damage done by sugar masked in so-called “healthy eating”, and reached record-breaking audience numbers for an Australian documentary at the box office;  

Gayby Baby gave voice to children of same sex couples and was an integral part of the marriage equality campaign—at a time when 72% of Australians support marriage equality;

Frackman, a David and Goliath story, galvanized local communities across Australia threatened by Coal Seam Gas drilling;

Call Me Dad was recently broadcast in prime time on ABC 1 as part of the broadcaster’s coverage of White Ribbon Day and their commitment to bringing the problem of domestic violence to national attention.

GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA has forged more than 120 strategic partnerships with philanthropic, not-for-profit and business communities. Along with funds committed, these partnerships will support production, build audiences and ensure the lasting positive impact of the films. Pro bono services provided include legal support, distribution, venues and editing suites, and marketing.

Applications for GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA 2016 are open now and close 11 March 2016.

 

Learn more about Good Pitch2 Australia here: https://goodpitch.org/events/gpau2015

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