21 - 24 JUNE 2021 / EDITION N°32


Sunny Side of the Doc

Europe’s Got Talent! Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 Grants

Sunny Side launches the “European Talent Hub for Science Media” with EURASF

For the 2019 edition, Sunny Side of the Doc has teamed up with European Academy of Science Film (EURASF) to help spot new talent from within its networks, member festivals and incubator programmes, and encourage collaboration between the scientific community and the media in Europe.

The aim is to encourage countries who are less represented on the international market to get involved, as well as highlighting the most innovative experiences and getting audiences involved in science and understand its impact on our society. A full-scale call for applications (feature film, TV doc, series, installations, VR, etc.) was launched in March, resulting in nine projects from various different countries being chosen (UK, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Poland, The Netherlands, France). The winners are also invited to the international market for documentary at La Rochelle, with the support of CNRS and KissKissBankBank, to share their creative universes and meet co-production partners during this 30th edition.

Acting as a European network of science film festivals, scientists, producers, filmmakers, distributors, journalists and consultants, we stand up for science by lobbying for quality production in the field, looking for new forms and talents. We support the circulation of finished films and award a prize for the Best European Science Film to offer an alternative platform and leverage for European initiatives. We are happy about our partnership with Sunny Side of the Doc and are looking forward to showcasing emerging science storytellers across Europe in La Rochelle. 

Wolfgang Haberl, filmmaker and chairman of the European Academy of Science Film (EURASF).


European Science Media Talent

Balazs Lerner, Writer & Director – Hungary

Guillaume Lenel, Director – France

Sergiusz Wasilewski, Director, DoP & Producer – Poland

Nicole Leghissa, Producer & Director – Italy

Mike Paterson, Project Director & Producer – United Kingdom

Marleine Van Der Werf, Visual artist & Filmmaker – Netherlands

Daniel Vega, Documentaries Director – Spain

Daniel Bruno Arvizu, Co- Director & Cinematographer – Spain





Shenny Aricel Madrigal, Co-director & Writer – Spain

Alessandro D’Emilia, Filmmaker – Italy





















Emerging Producing Talent in Eastern and Central Europe

In 2019, Sunny Side of the Doc has also awarded nine grants to Eastern and Central Europe’s emerging producing talent aiming to access the international documentary market, establish new business & creative connections and further develop their diversity of projects.

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