Real Films, Real Impact
Released in October 2012, this document is the second edition of the Good Pitch Review. In it we share the latest updates from the Good Pitch project, charting the success and impact of a handful of the film projects which have been through Good Pitch and emerged with new funding, new partners and new strategies for reaching audiences world wide.
The first of five Impact Highlights dossiers compiled by BRITDOC about the Finalists for the 2012 PUMA Impact Award.
Part verité road trip, part exposé, mystery and showdown, Gasland follows director Josh Fox on a 24-state investigation into the devastating, toxic effects of the aggressive drilling process known as fracking. In the two years since release, Gasland put fracking firmly on the public agenda and has helped pressure elected officials to curtail the practice.
The second of five Impact Highlights dossiers compiled by BRITDOC about the Finalists for the 2012 PUMA Impact Award.
Giving voice to soldiers who used rape as a weapon during decade of conflict in the Congo, this film follows them as they try to reconcile with their past and break the vicious circle of sexual violence. Weapon of War has been used as a highly strategic educational tool and engaging debate on the taboo issue of rape within the military.
The third of five Impact Highlights dossiers compiled by BRITDOC about the Finalists for the 2012 PUMA Impact Award.
An average American man pledges to stop using plastic bags, and before long he has embarked on a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. A film that has effected change in consumer behaviour by reducing consumption of single use plastics and encouraging communities to adopt bag bans.
The fourth of five Impact Highlights dossiers compiled by BRITDOC about the Finalists for the 2012 PUMA Impact Award.
Armadillo is a gut-punching account of the growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction of a band of brothers, a group of young Danish soldiers at war in Afghanistan.
It has raised public awareness about the war in Afghanistan as well as deep political debate about the consequences for both soldiers and civilians.
The final Impact Highlights dossier, compiled by BRITDOC about the Finalists for the 2012 PUMA Impact Award.
A Palestinian community organizer and his 15-year old daughter unite Palestinians from all factions and Israeli activists in an unarmed struggle to save their village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. From Palestinian refugee camps and Israeli pre-military programs to Capitol Hill, TED and the European Parliament, Budrus has reshaped the public debate on the role of nonviolence in securing a future of freedom, dignity, security and peace for Palestinians and Israelis.
This academic research paper investigates how it is possible to put a financial value on the social impact of documentaries. The goal is to calculate the Social Return on Investment, taking An Inconvenient Truth as the test case. The study led to a public good valuation of over £73 million, giving a social return on investment ratio of 57:1.
It was completed in 2011 by BRITDOC CEO Jess Search as part of her MBA.
How much impact did the film The End of the Line really have in the UK - on citizens, their politicians, customers and businesses? Drawing on qualitative and quantitative analysis, focus groups and media analysis, an 18 month long study was conducted by the BRITDOC Foundation and supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.