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
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.
- Mariia Ponomarova, Burlaka Films (Ukraine)
- Vladislav Ketokovich, Ethnofund (Russia)
- Magdalena Petrović, Lewa Productions (Croatia)
- Kata Oláh, Makabor Studio (Hungary)
- Biljana Tutorov, Wake Up Films (Serbia)
- Petar Glomazić, CUT-UP (Montenegro)
- Ágnes Horváth-Szabo, Elf Pictures (Hungary) – Selected in the Social & Human Interest Pitch with the project « Touch Wood »
- Karol Jalochowski, 13Dimension (Poland)
- Radim Procházka, PRODUKCE RADIM PROCHÁZKA (Czech Republic)