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Wednesday 28 September 2022

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize handed out at CCDF-13

Our team was delighted to award a Sunny Side of the Doc Prize to one of the 18 pitched projects at the CNEX Chinese Doc Forum. The documentary “The Winged Fighters”  - portraying three dedicated bird protectors fighting to China’s migratory birds safe from poachers – wins two free accreditation...
 
 
Tuesday 13 September 2022

Our Guide to Decision Makers is now available!

Couldn’t attend the 33rd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc? Still want to catch some valuable info from the most in-demand documentary buyers? We’re pleased to offer our updated digital Guide to Decision Makers (#SSD22 Buyers Guide) to our community members.
 
 
Monday 12 September 2022

Prize awarded at Industry Days @ AJB DOC!

Our team was on deck for the very first edition of AJD Industry Days taking place from 9th to 13rd September in Sarajevo. On this occasion, our team was delighted to award a Sunny Side of the Doc Prize to one of the 32 projects in competition.
 
 
Monday 5 September 2022

Matchmaking China by Sunny Side of the Doc

Our commitment to careful matchmaking between international producers, sales agents or industry experts remains intact. Throughout the year, our team aims to keep fostering international cooperation, new business and creative partnerships around projects with global appeal. This fall, Sunny Side of ...
 
 
Saturday 18 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... Katarzyna Szarecka & Adam Papliński (Pitch the Doc)

Katarzyna Szarecka & Adam Papliński
Respectively COO & CEO, Co-founders of Pitch the Doc

 
 
Friday 17 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... JING Shuiqing (CICC)

JING Shuiqing, Editor-in-chief of China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC)
 
 
Friday 17 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... Zdeněk Blaha (IDF)

Zdeněk Blaha, Programme Director, Institute of Documentary Films
 
 
Friday 17 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... Christophe Sommet (TF1 Group)

Christophe SOMMET, CEO Histoire TV & Ushuaïa TV (TF1 Group)
 
 
Friday 17 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... Cathy Wong (Telefilm Canada)

Cathy Wong, Vice President of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Official Languages, Telefilm Canada
 
 
Friday 17 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... Arianna Castoldi (Mediawan)

Arianna Castoldi, Head of Doc Sales, Mediawan
 
 
Friday 17 June 2022

#SSD22 | 3 questions to... Noriko Aratani (NHK)

Noriko Aratani, Executive Producer, Content Value Development Center, General Media Administration, NHK
 
 
Wednesday 15 June 2022

Focus: Talent Hub Ukraine at #SSD22

In support of Ukrainian professionals, Sunny Side of the Doc, in partnership with B2B Doc, IDF, Pitch the Doc, Docudays and UFFI - Ukrainian Female Film Industry is organizing the Talent Hub Ukraine, Wednesday June 22. Six projects selected according to their international potent...
 
 
Thursday 9 June 2022

Special Screening of OCEANS by Jacques Perrin

For this exceptionnal 33rd edition, Sunny Side of the Doc offers two free and open to all screenings, for both the registered professionnals and the public of La Rochelle. These special events will be the occasion to celebrate Documentary film, whether produced by well-known directors - such as...
 
 
Thursday 9 June 2022

Special Screening of THE HUNGARIAN PLAYBOOK

For this exceptionnal 33rd edition, Sunny Side of the Doc offers two free and open to all screenings, for both the registered professionnals and the public of La Rochelle. These special events will be the occasion to celebrate Documentary film, whether produced by well-known directors - such as...
 
 
Wednesday 8 June 2022

Green up the Event!

As part of our responsible approach, and as signatories of the City of La Rochelle's Eco-Event Charter, discover some of our initiatives aimed at limiting our environmental impact, our consumption of natural resources and our carbon footprint.
 
 
Wednesday 25 May 2022

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize at Doc Edge

The Sunny Side of the Doc team was on the deck this week to attend the 2022 edition of Doc Edge, the Asian Forum for Documentary. On this occasion, our representatives were glad to hand out a new SSD Prize to one of the projects in competition. The Indian documentary project Whispers of the Desert W...
 
 
Wednesday 18 May 2022

Before SSD22: The Sunny Side of the Doc Experience starts on June 1st!

Planning to join us in La Rochelle (from June 20th to 23rd) but not registered yet?
Do so by May 31st, and secure a spot for the 2 days of online "Before" sessions to prepare your market! 

Take a look at the "Before" programme !

 
 
Friday 13 May 2022

SSD Prize handed out at DOK.forum Marketplace 2022!

The Sunny Side of the Doc team attended the DOK.forum MARKETPLACE 2022 to search for new talents and hand out a prize to one of the 45 projects in competition. As we wish to strenghten plurality of voices in the doc industry, we are proud to hand out the SSD Prize to POWER AS PATHOLOGY, a documentar...
 
 
Tuesday 10 May 2022

Welcome to the 33rd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc!

And we’re back! It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… to see the international documentary community gather together again under La Rochelle’s sunny skies, after two online editions which enabled us to stay connected and united despite everything.
 
 
Thursday 31 March 2022

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize at East Doc Platform 2022

The Sunny Side team was recently on hand at East Doc Platform 2022 organized by the Institute of Documentary Film to present the Sunny Side of the Doc prize to the project Dakar Sistaz,  directed by Jakub Šmíd, Barbora Chalupová and produced by Zuzana Kučerová.The team wins two full passes for ...
 
 
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