GOOD PITCH AUSTRALIA / SHARK ISLAND INSTITUTE
Malinda Wink is Executive Director of Good Pitch Australia and Shark Island Institute.
Since 2014, Good Pitch Australia has raised more than $14 million in philanthropic grants for the funding of 19 social impact documentaries and their impact campaigns, forging over 300 new collaborative cross-sectoral partnerships connecting the NGO and business sectors, education and policy leaders and the media in support of the impact campaigns aligned with each of their documentaries.
Shark Island Institute is the non-profit philanthropic arm of Shark Island Productions. Our key philanthropic initiatives include Good Pitch Australia, The ARTSLAB in Kangaroo Valley and Documentary Australia Foundation.
Malinda’s professional experience spans senior roles within the corporate, political, philanthropic and NGO sectors. Malinda has been the recipient of a number of scholarships including the Jeanne Sauvé Fellowship at McGill University (2006-2007), and most recently, the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Commission (2010-2012) where she completed a double Masters in Public Policy & International Development (Democracy and Governance) with distinction.
Malinda has advised on business and strategic planning for a number of production and distribution companies including Madman, Hopscotch, Transmission, and Revlover. She has served as a mentor for pitch and impact workshops including Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, GP South East Asia, GP Miami, Dokumenter Yogyakarta, on the jury of Antenna and Environment Film Festivals, and a number of advisory boards including the Social Enterprise World Forum and AIDC. In 2016 Malinda was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review / Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
Malinda is a Board Member of The Caledonia Foundation and Centre for Australian Progress.
Malinda will be hosting a Roundtable at this year’s SCREEN FOREVER Conference.
Ready, Steady, Pitch!
Malinda would love to hear from Documentary Producers and any Directors who are working on / or have ideas for feature length or long form documentaries.
Malinda Wink, Executive Director of Good Pitch Australia will explore the different avenues both traditional and non-traditional, for getting films and documentaries off the ground. Get insights into the various obstacles and some of the ways they’ve been overcome. Presentation: Malinda Wink – Executive Director, Good Pitch