International Jury for Sunny Side of the Doc 2016 pitching sessions

President of the Jury

Fabrice Puchault, Head of Culture and Society Unit, ARTE France

Masters of Awards ceremony

Ruby Chen, CEO, Cnex Foundation

Bjorn Jensen, Representative, AG DOK


Justina Hemperek, Manager, Factual Acquisitions – UK & Europe | eOne Television International, Canada – UK

Atsushi Uchino, Chief Producer Entertainment & Informative Program Department Program & Production Division, WOWOW INC. Japan

Carlos Sevillano, CEO, Artico Distribution, Spain

Panuksmi Hardjowirogo, Producer M’GO Films, Singapore

Docunexion Jury

Claire Dion – Bell Fund

Samara Chadwick – RIDM

Louis Richard Tremblay – ONF

Awards 2016

8 Sunny Side pitching sessions will create an opportunity for 44 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-pictoSSD2Ghosts In the Machine // Notion Pictures Ltd, UK

awards-pictoBest Eurovision Science Project

Sponsored by Illinois Public Media: 2,000 € in cash

pp-ipm Winner-pictoSSD2Hormones & Huffs – The Science of Puberty // ZDF/Arte, Germany & a&o buero filmproduktion, Germany

awards-pictoBest Interactive & Transmedia Project

Sponsored by Flamefy: 1-year support and the Flamefy software platform’s supply (min. value 50K€)pp-flamefy


Winner-pictoSSD2Initio Project // Bachibouzouk, France

Winner-pictoSSD2Replay Memories // Camera Lucida Productions, France

awards-pictoBest Natural History & Wildlife Project

Sponsored by Smithsonian Channel: 2,000 € in cash


Winner-pictoSSD2Prodigies // Boréales, France


 Wildscreen Special Award

Sponsored by Wildscreen Festival: Free weekly delegate pass to next Wildscreen Festival


Winner-pictoSSD2The Secret Life of Owls // Make Believe Media Inc., Canada

awards-pictoBest Arts & Culture Project

Free accreditation to Sunny Side 2017 + 1 project registration

Winner-pictoSSD2Grimm Tales // Proximity Films, Canada

awards-pictoBest Digital Creation Project

Free accreditation to Sunny Side 2017 + 1 project registration

Winner-pictoSSD2Feet Up! // Makila, Canada

awards-pictoBest Asian Project

Free accreditation to Asian Side 2016

 Winner-pictoSSD2The Portrait of the Rainbow // Temjin, Japan

awards-pictoBest History Project

Sponsored by PBS International: 2,000 € in cash


Winner-pictoSSD2Born in Auschwitz // Spot Productions, Hungary

awards-pictoRTBF Pre-buy Award

Pre-buy offer for the award winning project

pp-rtbfWinner-pictoSSD2Hitler Youth, the Children of Nazism // ZED, France

awards-pictoSonuma Award

SONUMA Award 3,000 € worth archival material for a project from History section

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

Winner-pictoSSD21968 – The Awakening // Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion Berlin Gmbh & Co Kg, Germany

And also across all categories…

awards-pictoDocunexion Québec-France Award

1 full invitation to participate and pitch at RIDM, Montreal, 10 > 20 nov 2016



Winner-pictoSSD2Syria Calling // La Jolie Prod, France


Docunexion Jury Mention

Sponsored by Tortuga Films

Winner-pictoSSD2Road Fukushima // Kami Productions, France


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 Warning – How Intelligence and Science Met Climate Change // Seconde Vague Productions, France

awards-pictoBEST MUSIC Award

In a Grand Ecran Wildlife programme sponsored by UCMF & La Sacem



Winner-pictoSSD2Camille Rocailleux for the film Les Pépites

awards-pictoAV Broadcast Prize

Prize: 1 Atomos Shogun

Winner-pictoSSD2Anokua, The Guardians of Balance // Small Bang, France