Jess Search

CEO, BRITDOC Foundation


Jess Search is Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation which gives funding and support to award winning documentaries such as Hell and Back Again, Afghan Star, Ping Pong, The Yes Men Fix the World and was launched in partnership with Channel 4 in 2005. In partnership with the Bertha Foundation, BRITDOC runs new funds for international documentary outreach and journalism. In partnership with PUMA, they run a €50,000 award for the documentary that creates the most social impact and in partnership with the Sundance Institute Doc Program the Foundation created and runs The Good Pitch which partners films with NGOs, foundations and brands.

_Previously Jess was a Channel 4 commissioning editor for 5 years. Jess co-founded Shooting People, the online filmmakers network, has an MBA from Cass Business School and is currently a trustee of progressive think tank IPPR.