Documentary Australia Foundation and Shark Island Institute will present a briefing on an exciting new pitch forum coming to Australia.

GOOD PITCH² AUSTRALIA connects the world’s best social impact films with new allies and partners. Social impact documentaries are about making a difference and creating change for good.

GOOD PITCH² AUSTRALIA brings 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 October 8, 2014.

We 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 and human rights, environmental, arts and history)

• Films at any stage from early production to completion and even early festival circuit; although rough cut stage is ideal.

• Films of 60+ minutes in length

Projects are distinguished by their commitment to building a community engagement and outreach strategy.

Once the final seven projects are determined, the GOOD PITCH2 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 2-minute video telling the GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA team why they want to make their film and what want it to achieve. Applications are now open and will close on 10 April, 2014.

GOOD PITCH2 AUSTRALIA is brought to you by the Shark Island Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation.

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

This session precedes the official launch to the film industry at AIDC in March in Adelaide.


Event Information

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

WHEN: Wednesday 12th February 2014
6:00pm for 6:30pm session.

RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat. Please invite your friends and colleagues too! This event is open to the public. Parking fees discounted after 6pm, or with validated ticket from AFTRS.

ENTRY: $7 (suggested donation)
. This event is open to the public.

The application guidelines are at: