GOOD PITCH LOCAL RETURNS TO TEXAS! EARTHxFILM AND DOC SOCIETY ANNOUNCE A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO BRING GOOD PITCH LOCAL to EARTHx2020 ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23.
SEEKING NEW SHORT-FORM MEDIA PROJECTS THAT HIGHLIGHT CLIMATE JUSTICE AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN TEXAS.
The global model for high-impact storytelling that seeds media projects and partnerships designed to strengthen communities and create social change.
Call For Entries – Applications are due Monday, February 24, 2020 by 5:00pm CT
Media makers and organizers working on projects and stories based in Texas that focus on addressing the climate crisis, social justice and the environment are encouraged to submit current projects and well-developed ideas for short form non-fiction media projects. Apply on-line at: Call For Entries www.GoodPitch.org
Good Pitch Local aims to provide creative media makers and organizations in Texas that are passionate about climate justice with a powerful platform for collaboration and impact, connecting them to resources and partners, strengthening networks and communities. This curated program culminates in a day-long event featuring a curated selection of pitches and presentations in an atmosphere of radical collaboration, where storytellers and change-makers connect with funders, media platforms, and partner organizations that can help ensure these stories get made and make a difference.
In times like these where we see social tensions rise along with the ocean, we need to support our local community’s capacity to do good. Good Pitch Local is a great opportunity to help make that happen.” Michael Cain, President of EarthxFilm, which takes place in Dallas April 17-26 said: “We are excited to partner with Doc Society.”
“As we face the climate crisis while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the team at EarthxFilm, we need stories and ideas that help us imagine an alternative future, inspire action, and nurture the communities that give us strength and hope. Good Pitch Local invites radical collaboration, and we see astounding possibility for the program to seed stories of change in Texas,” noted Good Pitch Local program Director Patricia Finneran.
GOOD PITCH LOCAL TEXAS PARTNERS
Good Pitch Local Texas is presented by EarthxFilm.
GOOD PITCH LOCAL IS A PROJECT OF DOC SOCIETY
FOUNDING PARTNER: Ford Foundation
LEAD SUPPORTER: Wyncote Foundation
With thanks to Crosscurrents Foundation & Hartley Media Impact Initiative at Auburn
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Location: Location: Dallas, Texas, Venue TBA
Schedule: Registration & Breakfast 9:00am; Program 9:30am – 4:30pm; Midday Lunch;
Attendance is free and by invitation only.
EarthxFilm was launched in 2017 at the annual EarthX event to showcase the films and emerging media that explore environmental science, conservation, and climate change. In its mission to turn awareness into action through art and interactive media, the non-profit partners and develops experiences with top environmental, film, and entertainment organizations across the globe. EarthxFilm presents year-round programs culminating in a 10-day festival, April 17 – 26, 2020. www.EarthXfilm.org
EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors and more than 400 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.
ABOUT GOOD PITCH LOCAL
Since 2008, Good Pitch has brought together the best documentary filmmakers with leading change-makers around urgent social and environmental issues, to forge new coalitions and campaigns that good for the film and society at 40 events in 15 countries. Good Pitch Local adapts that model of curated networking with new partners and places in regional markets. It meets growing interest in evolving forms of nonfiction storytelling and distribution platforms with a focus on short-form and multi-platform storytelling. From 2017-2018, Doc Society produced Good Pitch Local events in five US cities: Miami, Durham, Dallas, Detroit and Philadelphia.
The program is designed to catalyze local coalitions between filmmakers, organizers and funders to create multimedia projects concerning local stories that will generate both local and national impact. Organizers share new models and expertise for community film engagement and short form media for social impact. It’s about building local capacity, and over time will strengthen networks between change-makers in cities across the US and around the world.
The program director for Good Pitch Local is Patricia Finneran and Shannon Thomas is Program Manager. Doc Society’s New York office, helmed by Executive Director Maxyne Franklin, oversees the program along with a team based in London, UK.
Contact: Shannon Thomas, Program Manager, Doc Society, Shannon@DocSociety.org tel. 718.522.2227
ABOUT GOOD PITCH
Good Pitch convenes filmmakers with change makers around urgent issues to catalyze coalitions that are good for the films, and for good for society. Good Pitch has helped raise more than $30 million in philanthropic funds for feature documentaries and their outreach campaigns, hosting 40 events in 15 countries since 2007.
Good Pitch is a Doc Society program presented in partnership with Ford Foundation with lead support in the US from Wyncote Foundation, and support from CrossCurrents Foundation, Hartley Media Impact Initiative at Auburn Seminary, and other global funders and partners.
ABOUT DOC SOCIETY
DOC SOCIETY is a non-profit organization committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally. We bring people together to unleash the transformational power of documentary film. We stand in solidarity with filmmakers and work to unite them with new friends and allies, building new models globally.
Founded in the UK in 2005, we now have offices in London, New York and Amsterdam, with partners around the world. We engage and support a global network of documentary filmmakers with direct grants and editorial expertise throughout the life of their film. We have supported more than 300 documentary films including six Academy Award nominations, titles include: Act of Killing, Chasing Coral, CitizenFour, The Edge of Democracy, How To Survive A Plague, The Square, and Virunga.
Doc Society works to build capacity in the field with programs that include: the Safe & Secure initiative, the schools platform Doc Academy, the Doc Impact Hi5, the online toolkit the Impact Field Guide and Good Pitch, the international forum for social justice documentaries connecting change makers and filmmakers around the world.Submitted by Elyse. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org