A one-day documentary film pitching event, ‘Good Pitch’ is a BRITDOC project in collaboration with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Channel 4 Television designed to promote the best documentary filmmaking worldwide and to make possible new partnerships to facilitate film production. Filmmakers are brought together to pitch their films to a diverse group of funders, foundations, philanthropists, non-profit organizations, brands, broadcasters, digital innovators and policy makers.
Over 180 leaders of international organizations were in attendance, including the likes of Amnesty International, Google, Occupy, New York Times and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. “A well-made documentary film is very powerful because of the truth it carries,” says AFAC Executive Director Oussama Rifahi, “Documentary films from the Arab world are important in probing issues of identity, politics, social justice, gender issues and suppressed histories.”
AFAC has been pioneering support for documentary filmmakers in the Arab world since its inception in 2007. Its Arab Documentary Film Program, also a partnership with the Sundance Documentary Institute launched in 2009, has so far supported over 30 original projects in script and development, production and post-production with announcement of the third batch of grantees in July 2012.
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