Jess Search

CEO, BRITDOC Foundation


Jess Search is Chief Executive of the BRITDOC Foundation which gives funding and support to Oscar nominated documentaries such as CITIZENFOUR, Virunga, The Square and The Look of Silence. BRITDOC is well known for backing films with a social change agenda and training filmmakers and Impact Producers to devise and deliver engagement campaigns ( In partnership with the Ford Foundation and The Sundance Institute, BRITDOC created and runs The Good Pitch which partners films with NGOs, foundations and brands. Events take place in New York and around Europe and in partnership with local organisations in India, China, Argentina, Australia and later this year in Kenya too.

Previously Jess was a Channel 4 commissioning editor for 5 years. She has an MBA at Cass Business School.