The International Documentary Conference's Good Pitch2 is looking for submissions to participate in this year's event, to run alongside the Tri Continental Human Rights Film Festival. The deadline for applications is 30 April.

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The People 2 People (P2P) International Documentary Conference will again host Good Pitch², a partnership between Britdoc and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

The fourth P2P will take place from 15 to 18 of September alongside the Tri Continental Human Rights Film Festival (TCFF) in Johannesburg. TCFF is an annual South African festival that focuses on documentary and narrative films from or about Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

It aims to showcase outstanding cinema that deals with socio-political and human rights themes and to help filmmakers reach South African audiences. This will allow the public to experience the power of cinema. It is known as a diverse film festival that supports African talent and encourages dialogue between filmmakers, film themes and audience. It is the only human rights dedicated film festival in southern Africa.

It was founded by Rehad Desai in 2002 to spur the growth of the African documentary film industry through an annual celebration, and to unite the industry and community around storytelling.

Good Pitch² is an invitation-only event starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop, followed by the day-long live event. It links filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media – around leading social issues – to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.

Entries are now open for African documentary filmmakers who believe their films can make a difference. Films can be submitted if they:

•Tackle important social issues;

•Are at any stage from early production to completion;

•Are or will be 60 minutes or more in length when complete; and,

•Have a trailer ready for submission by 30 April.

For application guidelines as well as online application, visit people2people.co.za.