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Screenworks to Bring Expert on Social Impact Documentaries to Bangalow

The people of the Northern Rivers region have a reputation for driving and supporting some of the big issues of our time, especially in the areas of environmental impact and social justice. Which is why Screenworks is so excited to be bringing Malinda Wink to the region on Friday 16th February to talk about funding and making films that bring about change.
 
Malinda Wink is the Executive Director of Shark Island Institute and Good Pitch Australia. Shark Island Institute makes and supports films that inspire action and change. They work with a coalition of philanthropic partners to make films that create a more inclusive, just and healthy society.
 
Shark Island Institute brought the successful international Good Pitch program to Australia in 2014. Since then they have raised more than $14million in philanthropic grants to fund 19 social impact documentaries and their impact campaigns including THAT SUGAR FILM, GAYBY BABY, BLUE and FRACKMAN.
 
The Good Pitch model brings likeminded filmmakers, NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, potential corporate and brand partners, broadcasters and media with leading social issues together, to forge powerful alliances around ground-breaking films that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.
 
Malinda will draw on the Good Pitch experience to explore the avenues both traditional and non-traditional, for getting a social justice documentary off the ground. She will also present case studies and insights into working with diverse stakeholders to build, fund and execute effective and far-reaching social impact campaigns for the finished products.
 
Malinda will also be announcing exciting new opportunites for social impact documentaries from Shark Island Institute.
 
Ken Crouch, Screenworks CEO can see the obvious advantages of inviting Malinda up to our region, “This event is particularly pertinent to this region as many residents are passionate about social justice issues. I would encourage anyone seeking to bring about environmental or social change to come along and find out how they can get their cause one step closer to being exposed to the right audiences via the screen.”
 
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.screenworks.com.au.