Britdoc teaming with Sundance program
Will take Good Pitch to Independent Film WeekThe Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation, the London-based not-for-profit group that creates new sources of funding and distribution for social issue documentaries, is partnering with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program to take its Good Pitch to IFP's Independent Film Week in New York.
The daylong program, to be held on Sept. 24, will allow selected filmmakers to present their docs to potential funders.
The September edition of the Good Pitch builds on IFP's collaborative program with the U's Department of Public Information entitled "Envision -- Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries." Each of the selected film projects connects with one or more of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals, including poverty reduction, maternal health, gender equality and AIDS.
The selected projects are: "25 to Life," directed by Michael l. Brown; "Easy Like Water," Glenn Baker; "Garbage Dreams," Mai Iskander; "Rose & Nangabire," Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel; "To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America," Gayle Ferraro; "What Tomorrow Brings," Beth Murphy; "Youthbuild," Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern; and "Zhinan," Mary Ann Smothers Bruni.