Magazine article Screen International

Good Pitch² Australia Picks Seven

Magazine article Screen International

Good Pitch² Australia Picks Seven

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International documentary forum brought to Australia for the first time.

Seven Australian documentaries have been chosen to take part in Good Pitch² Australia.

Devised by BRITDOC and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, the international documentary forum has been brought to Australia for the first time by Ian Darling's Shark Island Institute, in partnership with Documentary Australia Foundation.

On Oct 8 at the Sydney Opera House, Good Pitch² Australia will bring together the film-makers from the seven selected projects with foundations, not-for-profits, campaigners, philanthropists, policy-makers, brand, educators, broadcasters and media.

The seven selected projects are:

Call Me Dad / Director: Sophie Wiesner, Producer: Madeleine Hetherton

Constance on the Edge / Director: Belinda Mason, Producer: Marguerite Grey

Frackman / Director: Richard Todd, Producers: Simon Nasht and Trish Lake

Gayby Baby / Director: Charlotte Mars, Producer: Maya Newell

The Opposition / Director: Hollie Fifer, Producer: Rebecca Barry

That Sugar Film / Director: Damon Gameau, Producer: Nick Batzias

Zach's Ceremony / Director: Aaron Petersen, Producer: Sarah Linton

Commenting on the projects, Darling said: "This year's selected films represent a truly national conversation, dealing with themes including indigenous Australia, refugees, domestic violence, health and nutrition, gay rights, international corruption and aid. …

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