How do I register factual content to your marketplace event?

Sunny Side is an international documentary and factual market and not a festival. We organize pitch sessions but no screenings.

Sunny Side accepts two types of registrations: programmes, which have already been produced, and projects, not yet produced and still looking for investors, co-producers or distributors. Projects can be commissioned or not (See What is a project? and What is a commissioned project?)

If you register your project/programme at Sunny Side it will be visible online to all participants and in our printed catalogue if you register before the deadlines.

Fill in the relevant form according to the type of your project (project, programme, commissioned project) in your professional under “Community”. Login details will be sent following registration.

Please contact our Sales Team for further information

What is a project?

A project is a documentary project, one off or series, in development, production or postproduction still looking for new partners and/or financing.

To submit to the pitching sessions, your project must have a confirmed partner: broadcaster, fund, film institute, or distributor.  You need to provide written proof of the partner in the submission form.

Read our 2017 Call for projects

What is a programme?

A programme is a completed documentary seeking for sales or looking for a sales agent.

What are the criteria of selection for the pitching sessions?

We consider projects in development, production or postproduction, still looking for funding, which answer the following criteria:

  • Supported by at least one partner: broadcaster, distributor, fund…
  • Already financed at least up to 30%
  • With a trailer

For further details please refer to our 2017 call for projects.

Does my project have to meet all criteria to be submitted to the pitching sessions?

You can submit your project as soon as you meet the majority of our criteria. Please note that the Jury takes into account these criteria for selection.

Do I need to be accredited to submit my project(s) to the pitching sessions?

Yes. This policy is designed to guarantee the best quality of our events and to introduce only the most serious applications to our international jury. We also want to make sure that each project will be represented by a participant during the event.

Do I need to have a trailer to submit my project(s) to the pitching sessions?

Yes. For the Jury it is necessary that you have an available trailer, even if it is a temporary version, to review your project . If chosen, your trailer will also be screened during the pitch session. You will always be able to use a different version for your pitch session or on your professional account.

What are the deadlines?

(Midnight French Time)

Project submission to the pitching sessions:  28 April 2017

Projects/programmes to appear in the printed catalogue:  15 May 2017

Ads to appear in the printed catalogue: 15 May 2017

Book stands/booths: 19 May 2017

Register online:  9 June 2017

Who is the jury of selection?

Sunny Side gathers a jury with internationally acknowledged professionals: commissioning editors, producers, distributors, etc. The composition of the jury will be available online before the event.

How do the pitching sessions work?

If you are selected you will pitch your project in front of Decision Makers and other participants who chose to attend the session.

Pitch sessions last 15 minutes in total, 7 minutes for presentation and trailer, and 8 minutes Q&A with Decision Makers.

First participation - Can I get a discount?

We have special rates for:

-“Newcomers” special discount of -25%. Please use the promo code: SSD2017NEWCOMER for your registration.

Valid only for a company attending for the first time. Non-personal offer. Not valid with other special rates. Online registration only. This special discount does not apply for exhibitors. And it only applies for 4 day passes and Standard & Premium Passes.

-EDN members

-Following territories: Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Israel, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Africa, Latin America, China, South East Asia, Central Asia

Please contact our Sales Team for further information

How do I prepare my visit to the market?

Sunny Side has prepared a “NEWCOMERS GUIDE” to help you prepare your visit.

View 2017 Newcomers Guide


What is a group stand?

Group stands are for associations, unions, national or regional institutions to gather producers & distributors under a shared stand.

For reference here is the list of Group Stands expected at Sunny Side of the Doc 2017:

AGDOK – German Documentaries
AST-Association Sciences et Télévision- France
Basque Audiovisual – Spain
Brazilian TV Producers
Catalan Films & TV – Spain
CNEX Foundation / CNEX Studio -Taïwan
Cultures Outre-Mer
Docs From Spain
EDN – European Documentary Network – Denmark
Eurodoc – France
Franco Doc : Film Fund Luxemburg
Franco Doc : WBI-Wallonie Bruxelles Images – Belgium
IMAGINOVE-Région Rhône Alpes – France
Normandie – France
Pavillon du Canada / Canada Pavillon
Screen Australia
PICTANOVO – Région Hauts-de-France
Polish Docs – Pologne
PXN – Association des producteurs nouveaux medias indépendants – France
Région Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes
Région Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
SATEV- Syndicat des Agences de Presse Audiovisuelles- France
SPI – Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants – France
Tokyo Docs – Japon
TV France International – France
USPA – Union Syndicale de la production audiovisuelle – France

How do I access to my professional account?

You need to be registered to Sunny Side of the Doc to get a professional account and access to the  “Community Space“.

What do I find on my Community space?

The login information to you professional account gives you access to the Sunny Side Community Space. It is a great source of information about Sunny Side and our previous events. It is used by all participants attending the market.

Find participants’ contact details in order to book meetings, access the online catalogue, the video library, the schedule, and register your projects.

Decision makers also register their information and company profiles here. Check out your Community space now!