Since the inaugural Good Pitch in Oxford in July 2008, the forum has received considerable press coverage.
DOX Spring 2011 'Pitching Social Purpose Films'
"The Good Pitch is a new evolution in the ‘pitch forum’ format," says Cara Mertes, Director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program. “It absolutely fits our focus on supporting human rights and social-issue documentary films with broad impact. The Channel Four Foundation has been a great innovator in the social-issue documentary sector and we are enthusiastic partners in bringing the Good Pitch to North America."
“What a thrill to be part of the very first North American Good Pitch at TDF!... If there was ever any question about the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation claim that THIS is the future of documentary filmmaking, those doubts were laid to rest as Julie leBrocquy and Nic Dunlop began their moving pitch for Burma Soldier... Ours came third... and we were stunned by what happened next: Julie Parker Benello (Chicken & Egg Pictures) announced production and outreach support--the first and only on-the-spot funding at TDF’s pitch table!, Ryan Harrington (Gucci Tribeca Fund/IndiePix) guaranteed distribution, Jan Rofekampf (Films Transit—our number one choice for international sales) was confident he’d be able to attract pre-sales and co-productions, and two human rights organizations signed on for our outreach campaign.”
Chicken & Egg Pictures
“The Good Pitch is borne out of the conviction that documentary is a powerful tool for creating social change.”