Each June, Sunny Side of the Doc creates unique opportunities for the most exciting non-fiction concepts to be pitched directly in front of 300 top-level international buyers, commissioners and distributors in a live event setting.
Through 5 highly coveted pitching sessions and targeted matchmaking, a selection of 30 projects receive critical insights, find potential partners and seal financing deals.
Sunny Side of the Doc is now seeking proposals for one-offs, feature-length documentaries, series, short formats, new media narratives and multi-platform content projects with global appeal in a vast array of genres:
The 2020 Call for Projects is open to all talents, authors, producers, directors, digital creators, games & interactive designers with the ambition to join the international documentary market.
We accept submissions from all countries – including emerging markets – as long as they are written in English.
Projects in development or production will be assessed and shortlisted based on the following criteria:
Purchase an accreditation including a project registration for the event on our e-shop
Login to the Community Space with your professional account to register your project online and validate it.
After validating your project, remain on Sunny Side’s Community Space to submit it to the relevant pitching session.
IMPORTANT: In order to qualify for the Sunny Side’s pitch selection, entrants must comply with THE MAJORITY of the eligibility requirements mentioned above.
All submissions must be made in English. You need to upload the following elements online logging into Sunny Side Community space with your personal account:
In 2019, we call on our international community to STAND UP FOR SCIENCE!
At a time when fake news is on the rise, high quality scientific reporting has never been more essential. Join the conversation and demonstrate your commitment to clear, unbiased, independent and innovative science storytelling.
DOCUMENTARY NEEDS EUROPE! This year’s focus on Germany, one the main hubs for European documentary production, in association with German Films, will surely foster new creative partnerships with German talents, broadcasters, digital players and facilitate international co-productions across Europe.