Director, BRITDOC Foundation
Beadie Finzi is one of the founding directors of BRITDOC, a non-profit headquartered in London and New York, working globally with documentary film.
For over a decade, BRITDOC has been directly funding documentary filmmakers around the world. Supporting exceptional story telling and urgent independent journalism, on subjects ranging from the struggle of emerging democracies to LGBT rights. From degeneration of the seas to the challenges of active aging. From the price of human migration to disability in the workplace.
These are the most ambitious and celebrated films of the last decade, winning multiple awards, screened on TV, cinema and streamed online around the world. Titles include Virunga, CITIZENFOUR, 3 1/2 Minutes 10 Bullets, The Square, The End of the Line, The Yes Men Fix The World, Hell & Back Again, Pussy Riot, Who is Dyani Cristal, Bengali Detective, Moving To Mars, Afghan Star, We Are Together.
Over the same period, BRITDOC has developed deep expertise around creating social impact with documentary film. Embedding films within ambitious social justice campaigns, connecting great films to new partners who can use them. From campaigners to social entrepreneurs, NGO’s & Foundations, to philanthropists and progressive brands.
This has resulted in the global Good Pitch programme (www.goodpitch.org). Connecting the best independent documentary film with leading change makers and in 2017 coming to Miami, Copenhagen and Jakarta. Plus the annual Doc Impact Award (www.docimpactaward.org) celebrating the documentary films that have created profound social change, enabling us to collect hard data on the impact of media & share inspirational case studies for the whole field to work more effectively.