Good Pitch Chicago films announced

We are delighted to note that our film The Homestretch is among the seven documentaries selected for the first ever Good Pitch Chicago!

We are also excited for former Kartemquin intern (spring '08) Bec Parrish, whose Sister is also one of the selected films.

Co-produced by BritDoc, the Sundance Institute, and a Chicago planning team, Good Pitch Chicago will give seven teams of documentary filmmakers the rare and valuable opportunity to conduct a seven-minute pitch to an invited audience of 300 potential investors and partners. The event will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center on October 22nd, 2013. Visit the Good Pitch Chicago website for more details. The seven films were picked from over 100 international submissions.

Good Pitch Chicago’s 2013 Selections:
Becoming Bulletproof (Dir. Michael Barnett, Prod. Brandon Boyd)
The Dreamcatchers (Dir. Kim Longinotto, Prod. Lisa Stevens, Teddy Leifer, John Stack)
The Homestretch (Dir. Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly, Exec Prod. Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan)
The Message: The (R)evolutionary Power of Climate Change (Dir. Avi Lewis, Prod. Joslyn Barnes)
Private Violence (Dir. Cynthia Hill, Prod. Kit Gruelle, Gloria Steinem, Cindy Waitt)
Sister (Dir. Rebecca Parrish, Prod. Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Danny Alpert)
Strong Island (Dir. Yance Ford, Prod. Esther Robinson)

Read more about the selections in Realscreen.

Born out of the conviction that documentaries are powerful tools for creating social change, Good Pitch Chicago offers a unique opportunity to create coalitions and campaigns around established film projects by allowing filmmakers to pitch their films to a select group of potential outreach partners, philanthropists, nonprofits, policy makers, media, and brands. By facilitating these interactions, Good Pitch Chicago will provide the filmmakers an opportunity to build partnerships around creative funding strategies, cause marketing, policy change, issues advocacy, and public engagement, ultimately enabling the films’ powerful stories to have an impact beyond the screening room — in our communities, city, and world.

The Chicago Planning Board includes Steve Cohen, a member of Impact Partners Film Services; Justine Nagan, Executive Director of Kartemquin Films; Danny Alpert, Executive Director of Kindling Group; Paula Froehle, documentary filmmaker and Dean at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy; John Murray, documentary filmmaker and Associate Dean from Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy; and Erin Sorenson of Third Stage Consulting.