21 - 24 JUNE 2021 / EDITION N°32

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All the latest news direct from Sunny Side of the Doc market
19
Feb

[Global Doc] Lookback on “Under the Volcano” with Massimo My, Founder of MyMax Edutainment

Massimo My is a film writer, producer and director, making him a mainstay of Italy’s documentary industry. In 2020 at Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Edition, he presented Under The Volcano. This one-off documentary directed by Laurence Thiriat is the first co-production from the international Global Doc alliance, whereby MyMax (Italy) worked alongside Artline Films (France), RAI Documentari and France Télévisions. Production shall finish mid-February 2021. Massimo My talks to Sunny Side of the Doc about the health crisis...
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3
Feb

[Press Release] “The Hungarian Playbook” winner of Global Pitch 2021 by Sunny Side of the Doc

The first edition of Global Pitch, organised by Sunny Side of the Doc on 2nd to 3rd February 2021 in an online format, awarded its main prize to “The Hungarian Playbook”, directed by Bence Máté and produced by Film Five (Germany). La Rochelle, 3rd February 2021 – From 2nd to 3rd February 2021, more than 320 professionals from 52 countries including 86 international decision-makers from 29 countries (55% from the European Union, 25% from North America and 20% from the...
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14
Jan

Interview with Karl Ammann & Laurin Merz from Tiger Mafia

The Tiger Mafia exposing wildlife trafficking The Tiger Mafia was presented in the Wildlife Pitch at Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Edition (June 2020). Not only did the project win the support of decision-makers present, but it was also awarded with the Best Wildlife Pitch. For the past nine years, Karl Ammann has lead investigations for this feature length documentary produced by Laurin Merz (HOOK Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH). The film has since found a distributor and will...
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10
Dec

Interview with Luc Hermann, cofounder of Premières Lignes

Premières Lignes is an independent press agency and production company focussing on investigative documentary on a European level. Since its creation in 2006, the company has become increasingly renowned for its commitment to unveiling hard-hitting stories of the public interest. It has co-produced investigative documentaries with Arte, France 2, France 3, France 5, Canal+, Planète+, M6, TF1, LCP and Public Sénat, and has developed international co-productions with Netflix, NOVA Production, BBC, HBO and various other media. Luc Hermann is a...
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3
Dec

Interview with Paul Chaine, Head of Digital at Château de Versailles

We may be living through times of unprecedented change, but in uncertainty lies the power to influence the future of storytelling. Now is not the time to despair, but to act and interact! Focus on a digital strategy in troubled times, with Paul Chaîne, Head of Digital at Château de Versailles. What impact has the health crisis on activity at Château de Versailles? We have had to deal with a highly substantial loss in revenue, which at first was directly...
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24
Nov

Sunny Side of the Doc presents an Award at Tokyo Docs 2020

Our team was virtually in Japan at the beginning of the month to grant a special prize as part of the online edition of Tokyo Docs. Mathieu Béjot presented the Sunny Side of the Doc Award to the Philippine documentary project BREAKING THE NEWS, directed by Chiara Anne Garcia Zambrano and produced by Carlo Joel Burgos Gutierrez/ Baby Ruth Villarama (Voyage Film Studios). The production follows the journey of journalists in their daily work, after ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest TV network, had been shut down by President Duterte. As...
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