24 - 27 JUNE 2019 / LA ROCHELLE - FRANCE

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All the latest news direct from Sunny Side of the Doc market
6
Jul

IWONDER LAUNCHES DEDICATED PREMIUM DOCUMENTARY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS CHANNEL ON IFLIX

LA ROCHELLE, June 28, 2018 – iwonder is thrilled to announce the launch of its dedicated branded channel on iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets. The new iwonder channel, featuring premium documentary and current affairs content, will be available to iflix’s more than 12 million users in 28 markets globally to enjoy on-demand. iwonder’s launch line-up will grow in the coming weeks to offer dozens of iconic feature films, and will rapidly expand further to include TV...
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28
Jun

Sunny Side of the Doc 2018 : Awards Winners

The 29th edition of four-day marketplace event Sunny Side of the Doc wrapped Thursday (June 28) with an awards ceremony. The 2018 international market for linear and interactive documentaries, which ran from June 25-28, welcomed industry professionals from 60 nations and 480 exhibiting companies to the western French port city of La Rochelle to forge partnerships and develop international coproductions. Each year, Sunny Side of the Doc brings the most exciting concepts for documentary films, series, short formats, VR and...
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28
Jun

Paprika Films, Galatée Films, France 2 and Kwanza, coproduce « A Wolf’s Journey » with CCTV9

The Chinese factual network CCTV9 has stepped in as a coproducer in France 2′s wildlife primetime doc A Wolf’s Journey, a €1.65 million long-form produced by French prodco Paprika Films in partnership with wildlife specialist Jacques Perrin’s Galatée Films, German channel SWR and French company Kwanza also acting as international distributor. L’Odyssée du Loup (A Wolf’s Journey) tells the true story of a wolf who has travelled all over Europe, from Romania to Spain, in search of a new territory...
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26
Jun

CMF and Northern Ireland Screen announce $600,000 codevelopment incentive

Toronto, June 26, 2018 The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen announced today a new funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. The announcement was made during an event at Sunny Side of the Doc as part of Canada’s presence at the marketplace in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and several other Canadian partners. A total of CAD$600,000 (approximately £330,000) over three years is being made available to support the development of...
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21
Jun

EDITORIAL OF SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC 2018 – YVES JEANNEAU, FOUNDER AND CEO

Fast-forward to June 2018, and more than 2,000 people are coming from 60 different countries to experience the 29th edition of Sunny Side. What a wonderful journey it’s been, and I’m incredibly proud. Making the impossible possible is such an achievement. Each and every one of us are responsible for that success. 29 years ago, we were organising the very first Sunny Side of the Doc in Marseille. At that time, there weren’t so many of us about. The documentary genre...
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1
Jun

DDD60 European project partners report significant advancement for exhibition potential for 360° video

DDD60 – a pan-European research project designed to develop and introduce cutting edge video compression and delivery technology to provide high-quality virtual reality content – today announces its final results.     Launched in January 2017, DDD60 aims to increase the quality in which 360° VR is seen and experienced in order to more closely match the quality in which the films are being produced. The main results of the project include: development of a high quality H.265 encoder for...
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