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Thursday 8 April 2021

#SSD21 Poster Unveiled

Our team is delighted to unveil the key visuals for the 2021 edition of Sunny Side of the Doc and PiXii Festival, in which Studio Helm’s founder and creative director Scott Roberts has created an iconic and fun identity which brings together a diverse range of people with a shared passion for docume...
 
 
Thursday 8 April 2021

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 set to maximize its international opportunities as a fully digital marketplace

The 32nd edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences is now rolling most of its activities online from 21st to 24th June 2021. The organisers aim to boost business opportunities and international exchange for all established and emerging industry professionals.
 
 
Friday 2 April 2021

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize @ Docudays UA

The Sunny Side of the Doc Prize has been given to the team behind Florian's Witnesses (Working title). This promising documentary directed by Oleksiy Radynski (Ukraine) and produced by Lyuba Knorozok (Ukraine), relates the life of an artist fighting to prevent the destruction of his architectural ma...
 
 
Tuesday 23 March 2021

Meet the Executives: Chicken & Egg Pictures (USA)

In the framework of our Passport to Sunny Side of the Doc, you are invited to join an insightful discussion revealing Chicken & Egg Pictures' strategic plan, inclusive vision, and financial support of women and gender nonconforming filmmakers in the documentary film industry whose innovative sto...
 
 
Friday 19 March 2021

PiXii Festival puts hybridization in the spotlight at the BnF on April 9

PiXii Festival is joining forces with the National Library of France (BnF) as part of the cycle of meetings devoted to new writings, which highlights the latest news in multimedia audiovisual creation. 
 
 
Wednesday 17 March 2021

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize @ East Doc Platform 2021

The Sunny Side team was recently on hand at the online event organized by the Institute of Documentary Film to present a support prize to the project The Trans Syrian Express, produced by Pertti Veijalainen (Illume Ltd. Oy, Finland) and directed by Alina Rudnitskaya. The documentary highlights a mil...
 
 
Friday 19 February 2021

[Global Doc] Lookback on "Under the Volcano" with Massimo My of MyMax Edutainment

Massimo My talks to Sunny Side of the Doc about the health crisis and its impact on the documentary community in Italy, his relationships with international producers and collaborations with Italian museums and cultural sites.
 
 
Wednesday 3 February 2021

[Press Release] “The Hungarian Playbook” winner of Global Pitch 2021 by Sunny Side of the Doc

The first edition of Global Pitch, organised by Sunny Side of the Doc on 2nd to 3rd February 2021 in an online format, awarded its main prize to “The Hungarian Playbook”, directed by Bence Máté and produced by Film Five (Germany).
 
 
Thursday 14 January 2021

Interview with Karl Ammann & Laurin Merz from Tiger Mafia

The Tiger Mafia was presented in the Wildlife Pitch at Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Edition (June 2020). Not only did the project win the support of decision-makers present, but it was also awarded with the Best Wildlife Pitch. For the past nine years, Karl Ammann has lead investigations for this...
 
 
Thursday 10 December 2020

Interview with Luc Hermann, cofounder of Premières Lignes

Premières Lignes is an independent press agency and production company focussing on investigative documentary on a European level. Since its creation in 2006, the company has become increasingly renowned for its commitment to unveiling hard-hitting stories of the public interest.It has co-produ...
 
 
Thursday 3 December 2020

Interview with Paul Chaine, Head of Digital at Château de Versailles

We may be living through times of unprecedented change, but in uncertainty lies the power to influence the future of storytelling.
Now is not the time to despair, but to act and interact! Focus on a digital strategy in troubled times, with Paul Chaîne, Head of Digital at Château de Versailles.

 
 
Tuesday 24 November 2020

Sunny Side of the Doc presents an Award at Tokyo Docs 2020

Our team was virtually in Japan at the beginning of the month to grant a special prize as part of the online edition of Tokyo Docs. Mathieu Béjot presented the Sunny Side of the Doc Award to the Philippine documentary project BREAKING THE NEWS, directed by Chiara Anne G...
 
 
Tuesday 17 November 2020

The Lab: Making Sense of Immersion in Museums

“The Lab: Making Sense of Immersion in 2021“, a new series of online meetups gathering key professionals from the XR and museum industries for game-changing conversations.
 
 
Thursday 22 October 2020

Archive materials: an invaluable resource for the documentary genre

As part of the History Focus and Archives Workshops lead by Elizabeth Klinck for the Connected Edition of Sunny Side of the Doc 2020, we take a look at the numerous ingenious ways of using archive footage in a documentary production.
 
 
Friday 25 September 2020

Japanese-Chinese co-production awarded by Sunny Side of the Doc at CCDF 11

Sunny Side Award handed out in Taipei at 2020 CCDF Pitching ForumAll along the year, our team travels to festivals and documentary gatherings around the globe to scout enlightening stories and meet new talents. Our global journey is to encourage these creative teams around the world by awarding the ...
 
 
Thursday 20 August 2020

East Doc Series reveals the five selected projects

East Doc Series, a brand new programme organized by the Institute of Documentary Film in association with Baltic Sea Docs and Sunny Side of the Doc, has revealed the projects selected for the first session. Five director-producer teams will take part in the first session at ...
 
 
Monday 17 August 2020

Sunny Side of the Doc, proud partner of East Doc Series

East Doc Series – a brand new programme for documentary seriesThe Institute of Documentary Film launches the East Doc Series – a brand new programme for documentary series in development/production from the region of Central and Eastern Europe providing expert consultations, networking and connectin...
 
 
Friday 10 July 2020

Spotlight on the value of keeping our community connected

What a year! Stay connected as La Rochelle awaits you.Thank you to all 1 710 industry professionals, partners and institutions for supporting this new online format of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences. Cancelling this year’s edition was neve...
 
 
Friday 19 June 2020

Remembering Yves Jeanneau | A personal tribute, by Christine Le Goff

Those who have met Yves Jeanneau know that he was a man of many talents with a strong work ethic, highly committed and an extraordinary talent for listening. Both he and the Sunny Side of the Doc that he created were closely linked. It is impossible to imagine one without the other… to the extent th...
 
 
Thursday 18 June 2020

COMMUNITY VOICES – Ep. 11 with Christine Cauquelin, EVP, Documentary and Factual for the Canal+Group and Head of Documentary TV Channels

During this difficult and anxious time for many, it has never been more important to continue talking to one another and to find solutions together for supporting the Documentary industry as best as possible. And so yes, we especially need Sunny Side of the Doc this year.
 
 
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