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Through year-round activities and a landmark international event, we provide a unique space for industry professionals to co-create, co-finance and share a diversity of compelling stories with the world. We are committed to fostering the emergence of new talent, encouraging international co-productions and enhancing the distribution of powerful documentaries and immersive stories across the globe.

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Global Pitch
25 October 2022

Call for projects open!

Applications are open for the Global Pitch 2023!
Submit your climate change documentary before December 12, 2022!

> Submit now

Register To Global Pitch
Global Pitch
05 December 2022

Get your event pass!

It’s time to meet your future partners at the global pitch 2023! Enjoy two days of pitches, meetings and insightful discussions around climate change and its consequences on our societies!

Buy your event pass now

Their Present Is Our Future Saleem And Climate Adaptation
Global Pitch
12 December 2022

Deadline call for projects

Last day to submit your climate change creations to the global pitch 2023 ! Submit before 11.00 GMT!

> Submit now

2 Future Home Scaled
Global Pitch
17 January 2023

Official Selection Announcement

Discover the 12 selected projects competing for the Best Global Pitch 2023!

> Browse the selection

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Global Pitch
7-8 February 2023

3rd edition of Global Pitch Climate Change

Meet your future partners at the Global Pitch 2023!
Enjoy two days of pitches, meetings and insightful discussions around climate change and its consequences on our societies!

> Buy your event pass now

Groupe 592
Initiatives
20-22 February 2023

Sunny Side of the Doc x IMZ Pitching Sessions

For the fourth time, Sunny Side of the Doc joined forces with IMZ International Music + Media Centre to offer two pitching opportunities dedicated to performing arts at Avant Première 2023.

> read more

Market Pass Submissions
Sunny Side of the Doc
16 March 2023

Submissions & accreditations for SSD23 opening

Online submissions and accreditations are now open! Participate in the 4-day event in La Rochelle (June 19-22) and seize your chance to submit a project to our highly coveted pitching sessions!

> Submit & register

Accreditations
Sunny Side of the Doc
06 April 2023

Deadline call for projects

Last day to submit your project to sunny side of the doc 2023! Submit before 11.00 GMT!

> Submit your project!

Conference De Presse
Sunny Side of the Doc
11 May 2023

Press conference in Paris

Discover the official selection of Sunny Side of the Doc 2023!
Registration for press conference are now closed. Find the Press file & Press release in the Press Room!

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Sunny Side of the Doc
30 May 2023

Before 2023

Get ready for #SSD23! Our Before session will give you all the keys to shine on the marketplace: Panels, experts’ advice, all you need to know is here!

> Discover the agenda!

Ex Oriente 2023 1
Initiatives
17-21 June 2023

Ex Oriente Film 2023

Sunny Side of the Doc joins forces again with Institute of Documentary Film to host the first Ex Oriente Film workshop in Rochelle!

> More info

SSD22 Day2 © Jean Francois Auge Studio Ouest 6260 Scaled
Sunny Side of the Doc
19-22 June 2023

34th edition of sunny side of the doc marketplace

It’s time for the documentary industry to gather in La Rochelle! Meet your future or potential partners, discover new talents, discuss current issues with the community by the ocean!

> Get your Market Pass now!

Global Pitch Event
Global Pitch
10 October 2023

Global Pitch 2024: Call for projects opening

Submit your documentary to the Global Pitch 2024! The theme of the 4th Global Pitch for Global Change will be “Docs for the Future: Mapping a Sustainable World”. The call for projects is open till 24th November 2023, 11pm CET.

> Read the call for projects

IMZ Pitching Session
Initiatives
16 October 2023

IMZ x Sunny Side of the Doc: Call for projects now open!

Submit your performing arts documentary or digital creation for a chance to pitch your project directly to international decision-makers at Avant Première 2024! Deadline to submit: December 11, 2023.

> More info

Groupe 15098
PiXii festival
19-22 October 2023

PiXii Festival

Set off for an immersive journey through the most emblematic cultural places of La Rochelle

> Read More

Global Pitch Event
Global Pitch
24 November 2023

Global Pitch 2024: Call for projects deadline

The Global Pitch 2024 call for projects closes on 24 November 2023, 23:00 CET. This is your last chance to submit your documentary creation!

> Find out more

Pitch
Sunny Side of the Doc
7 December

Sunny Side of the Doc: Call for projects opening

Submit your stories to our seven pitch sessions!

> Read the call for projects

IMZ Pitching Session
Initiatives
11 December 2023

IMZ x Sunny Side of the Doc: Call for projects deadline

This is your last chance to submit your performing arts documentary or digital creation to the IMZ x Sunny Side of the Doc pitching sessions in Berlin!

> Submit here

Global Pitch Event
Global Pitch
6-7 February 2024

4th edition of Global Pitch

Meet your future partners at the Global Pitch 2024!
Enjoy two days of pitches, meetings and insightful discussions.

> More info

WIP
Sunny Side of the Doc
14 February

Call for entries: Innovation WIP

Launch of our call for applications for our brand-new support program for non-linear documentary projects: Innovation WIP.

> More info

IMZ1
Initiatives
19 February

IMZ x Sunny Side of the Doc Pitching sessions in Berlin

For the fifth time, Sunny Side of the Doc will join forces with IMZ International Music + Media Centre!

> More info

Visuel Timeline
Sunny Side of the Doc
29 February

Last day to benefit from the Early Bird Offer!

Last chance to get your market pass at €490!

> More info

Pitch
Sunny Side of the Doc
14 March

Sunny Side of the Doc: call for projects closing

Submissions for the Sunny Side of the Doc pitching sessions close this day. Last chance to register your project.

WIP Header
Sunny Side of the Doc
2 April

Call for entries: Innovation WIP

Closing of our call for applications for our brand-new support program for non-linear documentary projects: Innovation WIP.

> More info

Conference De Presse
Sunny Side of the Doc
23 April

Press conference in Paris

Registrations for the press conference are now open! Hosted warmly by the Australian Embassy in Paris, we invite you to join us as we explore the highlights of #SSD24 on April 23rd, 2024!

> Register

Before
Sunny Side of the Doc
28 May

Before 2024

Designed to bring together the documentary community for one day (May 28th) before the market, the online event will provide newcomers, pitchers, and all accredited participants with the guidance they need to succeed in the marketplace in June.

>  More info

Ex Oriente 2023
Initiatives
23-25 June 2024

Ex Oriente Series 2024

Sunny Side of the Doc will host the first session of Ex Oriente Series in La Rochelle from June 23rd to 25th, 2024.

>  More info

Sunny Side Of The Doc 2024
Sunny Side of the Doc
24-27 June 2024

Sunny Side of the Doc: 35th Anniversary Edition

Meet your future partners, discover new talents, and map the future at #SSD24!

> More info

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PiXii festival
17-20 October 2024

Pixii Festival 2024

Set off for an immersive journey through the most emblematic cultural places of La Rochelle!

> Read More

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23-25 June 2024
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