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REVAMPING HISTORY AT SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC 2017!

History will be at the heart of the Sunny Side of the Doc. From 19 to 22 June 2017, our “Historic!” programme will include debates, exclusive screenings, master classes and a worldwide distributors’ showcase.

A special exhibition space “History Zone” is designed to improve the visibility archive sellers producers, associations, TV channels on the international non-fiction market. Only a few spots left! (international@sunnysideofthedoc.com)

The “Historic!” Steering Committee comprises an array of experienced professionals from across the History programming sector. With their expertise, the 28th edition of Sunny Side promises to deliver the latest hands-on information and address international challenges within the genre.

A 4-DAY HISTORIC PROGRAM

Monday 19 June

12 PM, Auditorium: PROGRAM SHOWCASE: THE FUTURE OF HISTORY

Moderated by Stephen Hunter, Producer, Shunter Media
Sponsored by Histoire 

1 PM, Lounge: History Lunch

Sponsored by Histoire. By Invitation Only.

French television channel Histoire will celebrate its 20 years’ anniversary with the participation of all History professionals, in an informal and relaxing setting.

3.30 PM, Conference Room: Meet the Executives: History #1 – #2 – #3

Come and meet with some of the most important History buyers and commissioners from around the world, to get a complete overview of editorial slant, slots available for History content, the channel’s global remit and the topics that they are looking for the upcoming season. Registration needed.

Tuesday 20 June 2017

11 AM, Auditorium: HISTORY PITCH

Moderated by John Farren, Producer, UK

6 projects will be pitched publicly in the Auditorium, and 6 more will be selected and presented in exclusive one-to-one meetings with potential buyers.

3 PM, Auditorium: PANEL: DELVING INTO TRUTH THROUGH ARCHIVES

Moderated by Elizabeth Klinck, Archive Producer, Canada

Speakers:
André Singer, Spring Films, UK
Tom Jennings, 1895 Films, USA
Michael Kloft, Spiegel TV, Germany

History producers often use rare archival footage from sources that could be considered as “propaganda”.  They have the tedious task of delving into the “truth” in the age of social networks,to defend the importance of “memory”,  and of using “all media” to find the compelling footage of “5 minutes before” to create A-list stories.  Join a stellar panel of international history producersto discuss this most timely and important subject on archive use.

 

4 PM, Conference Room: MASTER CLASS: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”

Moderated by Peter Hamilton, documentarytelevision.com, USA

Speakers:
Matthew White, ACSIL, USA
Jonathan Clyde, Apple Productions, UK

Build around Ron Howard’s latest documentary, the master class will demonstrate the value of rare and surprising archives footage in successful historical programming. 

5 PM, Conference Room: Meet the Executives: History #4

30’ chrono sessions with international executives and buyers, we will outline History slots/outputs available today on linear and digital broadcast for producers.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

3 PM, Conference Room: Meet the Executives: History #5

30’ chrono sessions with international executives and buyers, we will outline History slots/outputs available today on linear and digital broadcast for producers.

4 PM, Agora: PANEL: REVAMPING HISTORY AT THE AGE OF DISRUPTION

Moderated by Patrick Hoerl – Autentic/Spiegel TV

Speakers:

David Dugan, Windfall Films, UK
Gunnar Deido, Looks Film & TV, Germany
Chloé Jarry, Camera Lucida, France

Recent examples from outstanding producers and their histories behind put the challenges at the age of Disruption.

5 PM, Conference Room: Meet the Executives: History #6 – #7

30’ chrono sessions with international executives and buyers, we will outline History slots/outputs available today on linear and digital broadcast for producers.

Thursday 22 June 2017

10 AM, Conference Room: Meet the Executives: History #8 – #9

30’ chrono sessions with international executives and buyers, we will outline History slots/outputs available today on linear and digital broadcast for producers.

11.30AM, Auditorium ARTE Presentation: History Line-up

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

> History Zone: A special exhibition Zone with archive sellers, associations, television channels and other industry professionals is created and will strengthen the visibility of the History professionals.

> PiXii, Paths of Interaction, eXperiences in Immersion and Innovation, our new public event focused on showcasing an exciting selection of immersive technologies, virtual and augmented reality experiences including on historical topics. Open to professionals during the morning hours.

> Happy Hour: History with Pond 5
On Monday 19 June 2017, from 7.30 PM, at l’Endroit, La Rochelle

> One to One Meetings History Meetings with key decision makers for projects from the History and Digital Creation pitches. On Tuesday 20 June 2017, from 4.30 PM to 6.30 PM

> Avant-Premieres / Public Screenings: History program will spread across the city of La Rochelle through an outstanding selection of never-seen History docs.

SEE THE FULL PROGRAM

We would like to thank to editorial steering committee who have been working with us and advising on the panels, masterclasses and conferences.

- Elizabeth Klinck, Archive Producer, Canada

- Patrick Hoerl, Managing Director, Spiegel Geschichte/Autentic, Germany

- Peter Gottschalk, Commissioning Editor, History, ARTE GEIE

- Tom Koch, Vice President, PBS International

- Bill Locke, Director of Specialist Factual,  UK

- Stephen Hunter, Producer, Shunter Media, USA

- Matthew White, ACSIL

SUNNY SIDE WELCOMES HISTOIRE AS OFFICIAL SPONSOR

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The French channel Histoire has simply the ambition to offer the best in history programming.

Covering all periods in time, with a wide range of themes from civilizations to war and geopolitical history, Histoire also has a strong culture programming with an extensive volume of art-, literature- and music subjects.

“As we look for original, crafty and pertinent documentaries that will keep distinguishing us in the television landscape, meeting with producers and distributors from different countries is very important. Sunny Side of the Doc is a very good place to do so, and we are happy to celebrate our 20th anniversary at this special History edition!”