24 - 27 JUNE 2019 / LA ROCHELLE - FRANCE

About us

Join the leading factual co-production, sales and conference event

CONNECTING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FACTUAL MARKET

For 28 years, Sunny Side of the Doc has become a major international marketplace for documentary and specialist factual content across all platforms.

Each year, the 4-day event brings together broadcasters, decision makers, financing bodies, distributors, content creators and producers from around the world to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find coproduction partners. Sunny Side of the Doc creates unique opportunities for all +2,000 professionals from 60 countries, to follow the latest industry trends, present 700 untold stories, make new connections and embrace interactive forms of storytelling including virtual reality, through a variety of high-level pitching sessions, panel discussions, networking activities and the added value of an exhibition space.

The 29th edition will be held in La Rochelle from June 25-28, 2018.

FIRST MARKETPLACE IN THE WORLD!

+2000 DELEGATES

SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC enjoys an excellent producer-to-broadcaster ratio, that fosters an invaluable networking and deal-making environment for all delegates.

350 KEY DECISION MAKERS

SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC brings you face-to-face with international leaders who can make a real difference to your career in documentary and factual.

60 COUNTRIES

Now in its 29th year, SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC’s objective of bringing international co-production partners together and building a unified factual content market is notably achieved.

+1000 ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS ARRANGED

Distributors and pitchers get pre-organized match-made meetings with top buyers and commissioners who have the power to acquire original content or greenlight a documentary project.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

Whether you are a producer, buyer or distributor of factual content, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to:

  • Establish new contacts and build coproduction relationships;
  • Explore key trends in the booming international factual market;
  • Pitch and develop new documentary projects;
  • Discover new talents and find new format ideas;
  • Acquire content and/or strengthen your catalogue.
International Co-production Forum
Programmes Sales Market
Unparalleled Networking Platform

Important dates & deadlines

Stay informed on upcoming important dates and deadlines for the 2018 Sunny Side of the Doc below.

APRIL 25, 2018

Final submissions deadline for Sunny Side of the Doc pitching sessions. Unique chance to pitch to a live audience of international decision makers.
Projects submission categories include Arts & Culture, Digital Creation, History, Human Interest & Social Issues, Science and Natural History & Wildlife.

MAY 16, 2018

Registration deadline to appear in the event’s catalogue.
Purchase your accreditation and register your original content before this date to get listed in the printed catalogue of Sunny Side of the Doc 2018.

JUNE 25, 2018

Opening day of SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC 2018;
4 days of unparalleled discovery, networking, business and inspiration kicks off in La Rochelle, France.