International Jury for Sunny Side of the Doc 2015 pitching sessions

Science & Natural History

Anne Tarant – Senior Producer, Tangled Bank Studios (USA)

Susan Dando – Executive Producer, Science & Natural History Unit, CBC (Canada)

Takeshi Shibasaki – Senior Producer, Science Program Unit, NHK (Japan)

Ralf Quibeldey – Commissioning Editor, Wildlife & Nature, ARD/NDR (Germany)

Valerie Abita – President of AST, Science & Télévision Association (France)


Elizabeth Klinck – Researcher (USA)

Shu Shen – Director of International Department, Heilongjiang Broadcasting Station

Marc Brasse – Commissioning Editor, History, ARD/NDR (Germany)

Antje Boehmert – Producer, Docdays Productions (Germany)

Adam Gee – Multiplatform Commissioning Editor – Factual, Channel 4 (UK)

Arts & Culture

Dominique Ferre – Conseiller de Programmes Culture, France 5, France Télévisions

Virginie d’Allens – Responsable du départemant audiovisuel et multimédia, RMN Paris (France)

Jessica Raspe – Commissioning Editor, AVRO (The Netherlands)

Interactive & Transmedia

Patricia Bergeron – RIDM (Canada)

Michael Mullane – Managing Editor, EBU (Switzerland)

Annika Gustafson – Executive Director, BoostHbg (Sweden)

Global Issues

Renee Castelo – Chief Editor of Documentaries, Globo News (Brazil)

Charlotte Engel – Head of CBC Docs, CBC (Canada)

Claudia Bucher – Head of THEMA and Geopolitics, ARTE GEIE (France)

Jan Rofekamp – President/CEO, Films Transit International (Canada)

Tristan Chytroschek – Producer, A&O Bureo Film Prodcution (Germany)

Docunexion Québec-France

Patricia Bergeron – Festival Programmer, RIDM – Doc Circuit (Canada)

Nathalie Clermont – Director of Program Management, Canada Media Fund (Canada)

Harold Gendron – Chargé de projets à la direction générale de développement stratégique, SODEC (Canada)

Elizabeth Radshaw – Hot Docs Industry Programs Director, Hot Docs (Canada)

Jenny Thibault – Head, Public Relations, ONF/NFB (Canada)

Awards 2015

Seven Sunny Side pitching sessions will create an opportunity for 43 producers from all over the world to pitch their idea including a trailer in front of a number of key international commissioners and buyers.

The international jury and partners will decide on the best pitches for awards in cash and in kind.


awards-pictoBest Global Issues Project

sponsored by RTBF/SRC Canada: 2,000 € in cash




Winner-pictoSSD2Terror Studios, Inside the ISIS Propaganda Machine // Canal +/Capa Presse, France

awards-pictoBest Science & Knowledge Project

sponsored by Tangled Bank Studios: 2,000 € in cash


Winner-pictoSSD2Bugs: Nature’s Little Superheroes // a&o buero filmproduktion, Germany

awards-pictoBest Interactive & Transmedia Project

Rewarded by Transvideo with a 5″ 3G-SDI Oled Monitor StarliteHD


Winner-pictoSSD2In Search of Max Hudan // Impakt Film, Poland

awards-pictoBest MIX DOCS – Investigation Project

Sponsored by France Ô : pre-buy offer for the award winning project


Winner-pictoSSD2The Meddler // Finch, Australia

awards-pictoBest Natural History & Wildlife Project

Sponsored by FOX International Channels Content Sales and Nat Geo WILD: 2,000 € in cash


Winner-pictoSSD2Hoopoe II – The Big Journey // Kubefilm GmbH, Austria

awards-pictoBest Arts & Culture Project

Rewarded by AV Broadcast: Astra 1×1 Bi-Color – Next generation LED panel for a value of 1,295 € HT


Winner-pictoSSD2Citizen Loewy: How a Frenchman Designed the American Dream // Les Films Du Tambour De Soie, France

awards-pictoBest History Project

sponsored by PBS International: 2,000 € in cash


Winner-pictoSSD2Leningrad Symphony // Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg Gmbh & Co. Kg, Germany

awards-pictoSonuma Award

SONUMA Award which consists in archives purchases from their collections for a value of 3,000 €

Sonuma is specialized in media sourcing with its huge collection of current programs and sonumavintage footage produced by famous belgian TV producers such as RTBF, BELGAVOX, VRT NIEUWS and EBUCO.

Winner-pictoSSD2Ireland // What’s Up Films, France

And also across all categories…

awards-pictoDocunexion Québec-France Award

1 invitation to attend RIDM 2015


Winner-pictoSSD2Sea is my country // Once Upon & Les Films du Balibari France

Coup de coeur Docunexion Québec-France

Rewarded by Le chaînon manquant – 1 day of footage research and clearance


Winner-pictoSSD2Waiting for Léo // Ladybirds Fictions, France

awards-pictoK5600 LIGHTING Award

Made of a kit with the Fresnel 200 W HMI for a value of 2.000 € HT


Winner-pictoSSD2Bugs: Nature’s Little Superheroes // a&o buero filmproduktion, Germany

awards-pictoCEZAME MUSIC Award

supporting the musical side of the doc with:  Assistance for the use of music labels CEZAME MUSIC AGENCY for a value of 1,200 €.


Winner-pictoSSD2The Dream Project // Gebrueder Beetz, Germany

awards-pictoBEST MUSIC Award

in a Grand Ecran Wildlife Programme sponsored by UCMF & La Sacem: €500 in cash


Winner-pictoSSD2Laurent Ferlet for the film Grizzly, coproduced by Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman & Disneynature

awards-pictoSUNNY SIDE Coup de coeur

Prize: An invitation for Asian Side of the Doc 2016 (accreditation, travel and accommodation)


Winner-pictoSSD2My Dear Lines, produced by Doc U Media & Culture Co.,Ltd (China)