Entries open today for GOOD PITCH, a documentary pitching forum to be launched in India at the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF) to be held in February 2014.

In GOOD PITCH Mumbai, six documentary film-makers with powerful stories with the potential to make impact in India will present their projects to a room full of potential partners. They will include NGOs, Charities, Foundations, Public organizations, Television Channels, Cinemas and companies from the world of digital and social media.

Each of the film-making teams will have just 7 minutes to pitch their film and associated outreach campaign. Afterwards the moderator leads a feedback session from participants around the round-table who have been specially selected and a larger group of people from the floor. A good pitch will lead to new sources of funding, and access to mass membership, research and experts, archives and lobbying.

GOOD PITCH will be launched in Mumbai by the Indian Documentary Foundation in partnership with Films Division, India and Kerala State Chalchitra Academy. It is a project of The BRITDOC Foundation in partnership with The Sundance Documentary Film Programme and the Ford Foundation.

Director of Indian Documentary Foundation, Sophy Sivaraman said: “Documentary film-making is on a rising curve in India, and the future is all about forging creating partnerships for creative socially impact films. Good Pitch will be bringing the NGO and film-making communities together in a meaningful way for the very first time”.

Beadie Finzi of BRITDOC said, “After our successes in Europe and America, Johannesburg and Buenos Aires, it gives us enormous pleasure to bring GOOD PITCH² to India. We are already speaking with many local and international organisations and film-makers who are hungry to be a part of it.”

GOOD PITCH Mumbai will be on Sunday, 23rd February 2014 as part of the Mumbai International Film Festival. Filmmakers can submit their projects from now until August 5th.