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Sunny Side of the Doc 2018 : Awards Winners

The 29th edition of four-day marketplace event Sunny Side of the Doc wrapped Thursday (June 28) with an awards ceremony.

The 2018 international market for linear and interactive documentaries, which ran from June 25-28, welcomed industry professionals from 60 nations and 480 exhibiting companies to the western French port city of La Rochelle to forge partnerships and develop international coproductions. Each year, Sunny Side of the Doc brings the most exciting concepts for documentary films, series, short formats, VR and interactive media to the international non-fiction market.

Reinforcing its position as the leading international linear and interactive documentary marketplace event, Sunny Side of the Doc has set “Culture in Motion” in all its splendour and diversity. With 2,000 professionals in attendance, Sunny Side of the Doc and PiXii, the market’s innovation area, have presented high quality projects and triggered a number of sales and coproductions.

With a 2018 theme focused around the genre of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Sunny Side included 6 highly coveted pitching sessions and targeted matchmaking, a selection of projects in development or in production will be presented to 305 international decision-makers and will have the chance to meet potential partners such as commissioning editors, buyers, producers and distributors.

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 CLOSING PRESS RELEASE HERE

The international jury selected the best pitches for awards in cash and in kind.

THE WEST LAKE IDF AWARD AT SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC FOR THE BEST ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE PITCH

An award sponsored by West Lake International Documentary Festival
PRIZE:
2,000 euros in cash


WINNER : THE MYSTERY OF THE PINK FLAMINGOS  Los Hermanos PoloSpain

Author: Polo Javier

BEST NATURAL HISTORY & WILDLIFE PITCH

An award sponsored by Love Nature
PRIZE:
2,000 euros in cash

WINNER : NOT YOUR AVERAGE NATURE SHOW – Sunbird ImagesGermany


Authors: Georg Pohland, Peter Mullen & Jeremy Tausch
PRIZE: 2,000 euros in cash

BEST SOCIAL & HUMAN INTEREST PITCH

An award sponsored by RTBFCBC Radio-Canada
PRIZE:
2,000 euros in cash

WINNER : INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS – KM (France), Intuitive Pictures (Canada)

 


Author: Jennifer Deschamps

BEST EBU - SCIENCE PITCH

An award sponsored by Science & Vie TV
PRIZE:
2,000 euros in cash


WINNER : PLEASURE AND PAIN: THE SCIENCE OF LOVE – a-o-buero
, Germany

 

Author: Judith Koenig

BEST CULTURE & DIGITAL CREATION PITCH

An award sponsored by Sunny Side of the Doc
PRIZE:
2 accreditations to attend Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 including 2 projects/programmes registrations

WINNER : TOTO’S HOUSE – Xinxin Liu, China

 


Author:
Xinxin Liu

BEST HISTORY PITCH

An award sponsored by PBS International
PRIZE:
2,000 euros in cash


WINNER : LEBANON WAR: GAME OF CHAOS  – Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg Gmbh & Co. Kg
, Germany

 


Authors:
Duki Dror & Itay Landsberg-Nevo 

THE SMASH18 AWARD

An award sponsored by Jackson Hole Wild / Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub
PRIZE:
Full pass to the 2018 Science Media Summit & Awards in the Hub (SMASH) + 4 nights of lodging at The Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge

WINNER : PLEASURE AND PAIN: THE SCIENCE OF LOVE – a-o-buero, Germany

Author: Judith Koenig

THE AB GROUPE PRIZE

An award sponsored by Groupe AB
PRIZE:
A pre-buy of € 15 000 granted to the film producer. The film will also be aired by Groupe AB as the first broadcaster of the project in France.


WINNER : THE SUPERPOWERS OF THE BEAR  – Le Cinquième Rêve – France

 

Authors: Thierry Robert & Rémy Marion

THE FIPADOC PRIZE

An award sponsored by FIPADOC
PRIZE:
An invitation (accreditation + transport + accommodation) to participate to FIPADOC 2019 and its programme “Find your French Partner”


WINNER : BLACK IS BACK – RETURN OF THE VINYL – Marco Polo Film AG, Germany

Auteur: Dietmar Klumpp

 

 

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