of the doc 2024
24-27 June 2024, La Rochelle
One of the themes for next year’s event can be revealed: Mapping the Future. For its 35th anniversary, Sunny Side is calling on the genre’s community to shape the future of documentary and the ecosystem that supports it, around 3 central pillars: Creation, Innovation, and New Voices. Australia, a territory that was already in the spotlight at the 2023 edition with the support of various partners including ABC, SBS, Screen Australia and AIDC, will be the country of honour in 2024.
Global Pitch 2024
6-7 February 2024, Online
Global Pitch is an online event designed to highlight documentary projects in line with a strong and committed annual theme. This year, the theme of the fourth edition of the Global Pitch will be "Docs for the Future: mapping a sustainable world."
Twelve project holders will be selected to pitch to 100+ decision-makers and benefit from experts' advice through one-to-one meetings, industry panels, etc. Pitches will give all participants an overview of the market and the needs of participating decision-makers, access to qualified and diverse industry professionals, and keynotes generating exchange and networking opportunities.
PiXii Festival 2023
19-23 October 2023, La Rochelle
PiXii Festival is a public event organised by Sunny Side of the Doc every year. This four-day event offers the general public an immersive journey throughout 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. To do so, Sunny Side of the Doc teamed up with several key partners and will take part in several European initiatives.