THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE FOR DOCUMENTARY & NARRATIVE EXPERIENCES
EDITION N°31 • 22-25 JUNE 2020
In response to the massive disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the importance of keeping the documentary community’s activities alive, the 31st edition of Sunny Side of the Doc and the 4th edition of PiXii Festival will move to an exclusively online format for the very first time, taking place on 22nd to 25th June. These measures demonstrate our long term commitment to sustaining the creative health of the industry and making sure WE return together to a rich and vibrant ecosytem at the end of the crisis.
The 2020 edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will shine a light on the imminent opportunities of historytelling which tirelessly questions the collective memory, explores the hybrid trends of the genre, introduces new narrative forms, extends the use of archival materials, and is still of interest to international broadcasters, SVOD platforms and distributors.
In the new media landscape, this focus is thought inside & out, reframing history and encouraging convergence around valuable exchange of ideas, talents, co-productions, digital experiences, technical solutions and the most innovative documentary projects in development.
Every June, Sunny Side of the Doc enhances the international co-production funding and distribution of landmark documentaries and non-fiction content for all platforms by providing industry stakeholders with an international forum for business development, deal-making and networking.
Now in its 31st year, Sunny Side of the Doc aims to support the emerging producing talent from less represented regions and draw together the creative minds driving transformation across the media sector and revamping the documentary genre with digital technologies, new usages, new narrative experiments.
PiXii is giving a business view of the real power of VR, AR, XR, 3D imaging, 3D sound… It becomes a festival of digital installations and the definitive meeting point for digital & creative cultures, creating bridges between content creators, cultural stakeholders and technology businesses and fostering new opportunities for digital mediation within the world’s cultural institutions and heritage sites.