In March 2012 the Movies that Matter Festival launhed its first Good Pitch² The Hague 2012 on Tuesday March 27th. This live match making event brought together leading broadcasters, NGO’s, foundations, philanthropists, brands, media and social and technology entrepreneurs to form powerful alliances around documentary films on human rights and social justice and to maximize their social impact and influence.
The Good Pitch is an initiative of Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
The Good Pitch² The Hague was an invitation-only event, that started with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop for the filmmakers, followed by a day-long live pitching session with selected partners.
Through a call for entries to filmmakers worldwide and over hundred applications received, Movies that Matter selected seven documentary film projects that tackle urgent human rights issues. These projects were presented at the Good Pitch² The Hague:
BRIGADA by Alan Ferszt (Bolivia) – the documentary follows the members of a woman’s police unit force dedicated to eradicate domestic violence in Bolivia.
LITTLE HEAVEN by Lieven Corthouts (Belgium) – the poignant story of a 13 years old HIV child in a small orphanage in Ethiopia.
OUR SCHOOL by Mona Nicoara (Romania) –three Roma children participate in a project against discrimination at a local school in rural Transylvania.
PAZ Y PAZ: INSIDE THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE (working title) by Joey Boink (Netherlands) – the fight of Guatemala’s first women Attorney- General against impunity in her country.
SAVING FACE by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge (Pakistan/US) – Oscar nominated documentary on acid attacks (mainly against women) in Pakistan.
TRANS X ISTANBUL by Maria Binder (Germany/Turkey) – Ebru, a transgender woman from Istanbul, fights against the hate violence against her companions.
THE TRIAL by Eszter Hajdu (Hungary) – the trial of neo-Nazi serial murdering taking place in Hungary where the extreme right-wing party is second in Parliament.
To get an impression of the Good Pitch take a look at the evocative short trailer on the left.