The California Film Institute fundraising initiative DocPitch is designed to aid filmmakers in completing a feature length documentary project currenty in development. Five filmmaking teams, out of 72 submitted projects, were selected by a jury of industry professionals to participate in DocPitch 2021.
The DocPitch2021 votes have been cast, then carefully tallied and verified – We’re delighted to announce that the $30,000 Audience Choice Award went to director, Maren Poitras for her project FINDING THE MONEY; and an industry jury comprised of Jimmie Briggs of Skoll Foundation, Jon-Sesrie Goff of Ford Foundation, and Carrie Lozano of the Sundance Documentary Program presented the $25,000 Industry Award to directors Heather Courtney and Chelsea Hernandez for their project THE UNTITLED 19TH* NEWS FILM. The remaining three finalists will each receive $5,000 for use toward the continued development and production of their film.
DOCPITCH 2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS