sunny side of the doc event

sunny side
of the doc 2022

20-23 June 2022, La Rochelle

New Voices was sunny side’s 2022 main thread for both the market and year-round activities. We strongly believe that diversity drives innovation and creativity in the documentary genre. Plurality of voices and talent is essential to ensure that films are relevant to diverse audiences.

After the global pitch event dedicated to women’s voices in February 2022, various new features were introduced at the 33rd edition of Sunny Side in June to embrace and nurture new talent, and help them find their place in the documentary community.

global pitch 2022

22-23 February 2022, online

The aim of the global pitch 2022,sponsored by Al Jazeera Documentary Channel / AJB DOC Film Festival and PBS International, was to help projects focusing on Women's Voices find international financing and co-production opportunities.

We welcomed important, compelling, topical, relevant and original stories with a female perspective. While we wished to champion women filmmakers, particularly from under-represented communities, we were open to all off-screen talent.

global pitch 2022 women voices
sunny side of the doc event

pixii festival 2022

18-23 June 2022, La Rochelle

PiXii Festival is a public event organised by sunny side of the doc every year. This event offers to the general public an immersive journey in the most emblematic cultural places of La Rochelle. PiXii festival is a public event organised by Sunny Side of the Doc every year. The event offers the general public an immersive journey across La Rochelle’s most emblematic cultural places . Visitors will step into a new dimension of storytelling discovering immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, spatialised sound, connected objects, mixed reality, video games and artificial intelligence.


With the ongoing support from Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme, our aim is to encourage countries who are less represented on the international market to take part, as well as to build new creative and business relationships, and help drive diversity in the stories and narratives told. To do so, sunny side of the doc teamed up with several key partners and will take part in several European initiatives.

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