Sunny Side of the Doc and Nordisk Panorama Forum partner to strengthen co-production ties between France and Nordic countries

Every year, Nordisk Panorama Forum welcomes a small delegation of producers from a guest territory to facilitate connections outside the Nordic countries. This year, Sunny Side of the Doc will lead a delegation of 10 producers from France to Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries in Malmö, Sweden 21-26 September.

The collaboration will see the two factual events facilitate targeted business opportunities for both French and Nordic producers, looking for new creative and financial partnerships.


Nordisk Panorama Forum is the annual meeting place and funding event for Nordic documentary professionals, looking to connect with a variety of Nordic and international decision-makers from TV,
film institutes and regional film funds. This year’s specially invited delegation from France will be a key ressource for French producers, with a creative documentary project in all stages, linear and/or cross-media, who would like to co-produce with a partner from the Nordic region or get unique access to decision-makers from the Nordic market.

After 27 years, Sunny Side of the Doc has become an important international marketplace for documentaries and a gathering point for 300 commissioners and high-level buyers, 100 distributors and 2,000 professionals from around 60 countries. The 28th edition will take place in La Rochelle, France, 19-22 June 2017.

The French delegation producers will:

  • attend the “Producers Meet Producers” networking event – on Sunday 24 September, featuring snappy presentations, tailored match-making and round table discussions;
  • be able to apply for pitching and meetings (submitting a project application by 24 May 2017);
  • get access as forum observers at this otherwise exclusively Nordic financing forum;
  • get full access to festival screenings, seminars and events.

In addition, Nordisk Panorama Forum will be working closely with Sunny Side of the Doc to :

  • help sourcing the best factual ideas from Nordic producers, directors, digital creators wishing to partner with international companies and ;
  • encourage them to submit their concepts by 21 April 2017 to Sunny Side of the Doc’s highly coveted pitching sessions on the following topics:
    History, Science, Social & Human Interest, Arts & Culture, Digital Creation, Natural History & Wildlife.

If you are interested in joining the delegation or learning more about opportunities/project eligibility, please contact via email Irem Couchouron, International Development

About Nordisk Panorama Forum

Nordisk Panorama Forum is the main funding event for the Nordic documentary community, gathering the key players of the Nordic documentary scene and lots of international decision-makers for 3 days of pitching, meetings and networking. The 24th edition of NP Forum takes place 24-26 September 2017 in Malmö, Sweden during Nordisk Panorama Film Festival: 6 days of Nordic quality films, seminars, workshops and great parties.

About Sunny Side of the Doc

Sunny Side of the Doc is the international marketplace dedicated to linear and interactive documentary & specialist factual content, that brings together each year broadcasters, distributors, decision makers, filmmakers and producers from around the world to pitch, sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find partners.  The 4-day event creates unique opportunities for all +2,000 professionals from 60 countries, to follow the latest industry trends, make new connections, gain insights on the most recent factual initiatives through a variety of high-level pitching sessions, panel discussions, social events and the added value of an exhibition space. The 28th edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will be held in La Rochelle from June 19-22, 2017.