International documentary fundraising forum Good Pitch has expanded its footprint to boost the impact of films connected to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Good Pitch Miami will seek to champion seven documentary projects from indie filmmakers that have “the potential to ignite local, national and international social justice campaigns.”
Qualified filmmakers must live in, originate from, or care about the issues facing the many cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean and their diasporas, including U.S. Hispanics. Projects can be submitted at any stage, from the early stages of development to early festival circuit films, and should be 60-plus minutes in length.
Calls for entries close on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Selected films to be unveiled in December, with winners beginning a six-month preparation program that includes an Impact Lab in Colombia in February 2017.
The live Good Pitch event will be hosted in Miami on June 20, 2017.
Good Pitch Miami will be hosted at the New World Center in the Floridian coastal city on June 20, 2017.
The satellite event marks the first partnership between non-profit film organization Britdoc, the John. S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Fusion Media Group, the Univision-owned media company serving Hispanic Americans.
Founded in 2008, Good Pitch is a Britdoc project in partnership with Ford Foundation’s JustFilms and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. To date, 369 filmmakers have presented more than 200 film projects at Good Pitch events, with more than $24 million granted in support of film production and impact campaigns.
“Being bold and encouraging fearless, innovative storytelling is a part of our company’s DNA. We are thrilled to partner with Britdoc and the Knight Foundation to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase stories that not only connect with diverse communities, but also have the power to drive meaningful conversations,” said Chad Boettcher (pictured), Univision’s SVP of social impact and MD of RiseUp, the company’s dedicated social-impact unit.