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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 ...
 
 
Thursday 10 March 2022

SSD Prize handed out at AIDC 2022

All 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 most ambitious documentary projects. This week, our representativ...
 
 
Monday 24 January 2022

Meet the executives from Al Jazeera Media Network at Global Pitch 2022!

In the framework of the two-day networking event, Sunny Side of the Doc invites you to meet the decision makers and commissionning editors of both Al Jazeera Documentary and Al Jazeera Balkans to learn more about their mission, objectives, values and their new initiatives and how they can be approac...
 
 
Thursday 20 January 2022

Discover the official selections of the Sunny Side of the Doc & PiXii Festival pitching sessions at IMZ Avant Première 2022!

IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the global network for the performing arts film industry and host of Avant Première, joined forces with Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival for the third time to showcase the best of performing arts documentaries and digital creations through two highly-cov...
 
 
Thursday 2 December 2021

In case you missed it! Behind the scenes of Netflix Documentaries

Since day one, documentaries have been part of the Netflix offering in order to provide the most powerful stories from around the world and open a window into other cultures and perspectives. This roundtable hosted at Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 provided a real opportunity to dive in Netflix's vision...
 
 
Monday 22 November 2021

SSD Prize handed out at TokyoDocs!

Tokyo Docs, for its eleventh edition, has been held entirely online from November 1st-15th 2021 gathering 28 documentaries from international projects holders. On this occasion, Sunny Side of the Doc awarded the SSD Prize to ‘Outsider’, an Indian documentary project picturing the life of a 10-year-o...
 
 
Tuesday 2 November 2021

Revamping the Doc Industry, Ep.3: Green production, how to be sustainable for real

In a series of online industry talks featured in our year-round activities, Sunny Side of the Doc confronted many of the most important challenges and opportunities facing the documentary ecosystem. This year, we investigated such key issues as: financing the documentary in the era of stre...
 
 
Thursday 14 October 2021

Submissions open for the Sunny Side of the Doc & PiXii Festival Pitching sessions at Avant Première 2022!

For the third edition, Sunny Side of the Doc and PiXii Festival join forces with the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the global network for the performing arts film industry and host of Avant Première to offer new pitching opportunities happening at Avant Première and Sunny Side of the ...
 
 
Tuesday 28 September 2021

Sunny Side of the Doc Prize handed out at CCDF-12

The 12th Edition of CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum (CCDF) took place IRL in Taipei from 25 to 26 September gathering 17 projects issued from 6 countries. On this occasion, Sunny Side of the Doc was glad to hand out the SSD Prize to the team behind ‘The Wild Street’, a documentary following the lives...
 
 
Thursday 2 September 2021

2021 Guide to Documentary Decision Makers Now Available on MySunny Space

Our unique Sunny Side Decision Makers Guide provides information about buyers that producers need to know now! Which channels worldwide buy documentaries, specials and series? Who are the key decision-makers? What are they looking for? How to reach them!
 
 
Thursday 24 June 2021

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021, a Committed and Engaging Edition

The 32nd edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences was the unique opportunity for international documentary professionals to reconnect with their peers during these uncertain times, over a programme strongly focused on networking and prospects for the future ...
 
 
Wednesday 23 June 2021

#StorytellingMatters Interview with... Fabrice Puchault, Head of Society and Culture Department at ARTE

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 aims at helping bring to light talents and stories which question, engage and impact. Through a series of #StorytellingMatters interviews, discover the vision of our most influential partners in the international documentary ecosystem.
 
 
Tuesday 22 June 2021

#StorytellingMatters Interview with... Christophe Sommet, CEO of TF1 Group's Thematic Pole

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 aims at helping bring to light talents and stories which question, engage and impact. Through a series of #StorytellingMatters interviews, discover the vision of our most influential partners in the international documentary ecosystem.
 
 
Tuesday 22 June 2021

#StorytellingMatters Interview with... Christine Cauquelin, EVP Documentary and Factual and Head of Documentary TV Channels at CANAL+ Group

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 aims at helping bring to light talents and stories which question, engage and impact.Through a series of #StorytellingMatters interviews, discover the vision of our most influential partners in the international documentary ecosystem.
 
 
Monday 21 June 2021

#StorytellingMatters Interview with... Catherine Alvaresse, Head of Documentaries at France Télévisions

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 aims at helping bring to light talents and stories which question, engage and impact.Through a series of #StorytellingMatters interviews, discover the vision of our most influential partners in the international documentary ecosystem.
 
 
Sunday 20 June 2021

#SSD21 editorial with Mathieu Béjot, Director of Strategy and development at Sunny Side of the Doc

Discover the Editorial of the 32nd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc with a central theme: #StorytellingMatters.
 
 
Friday 18 June 2021

#StorytellingMatters Interview with... Noriko Aratani, Executive Producer, Global Content Development Division at NHK

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 aims at helping bring to light talents and stories which question, engage and impact.Through a series of #StorytellingMatters interviews, discover the vision of our most influential partners in the international documentary ecosystem.
 
 
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