2021 Calls

What we are looking for

In this unprecedented time ; the power of storytelling has grown and become a force for helping people navigate the tremendous challenges and changes brought on by the pandemic, climate crisis and obscurantism.

In this context, we feel that the international documentary industry has a special responsibility and that #StorytellingMatters more than ever before. It is the central theme of Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 and we would like it to resonate within both the pitching sessions and PiXii selections. To that extent, we will particularly welcome projects which inspire change and shine a light on action for the future. 

You’re working on a documentary project or immersive content?

Whether it’s completed or in development, linear or immersive, submit it as part of the international calls opened in 2021 by Sunny Side of the Doc and PiXii Festival.

Our calls are open to all talents!

Our calls are open to all talents, producers, directors, digital creators, games & interactive designers with the ambition to join the international documentary market.
We accept submissions from all countries – including emerging markets – as long as they are written in English.

CALL FOR PROJECTS
#SSD21


Deadline : April 22, 23:59 (CEST/UTC+2)
 
Each June, Sunny Side of the Doc creates unique opportunities for the most exciting non-fiction concepts to be pitched directly in front of 300+ top-level international decision makers: commissioning editors from broadcasters and platforms, foundations, funders, sales agents and cultural institutions.
Through 4 highly coveted pitching sessions (one per day), 6 thematics and targeted matchmaking, a selection of 42 projects will receive critical insights, find potential partners and seal financing deals.

Open to 
One-offs, series, feature-length documentaries, short formats, native web formats, new media narratives and multi-platform content projects with global appeal in a vast array of genres:
  • Global Issues
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • History
  • Science
  • Immersive Experiences
  • Arts & Culture
Where ?
  • Online
What’s in ?
  • Pitch mentoring with Experts
  • One-to-one session with with top-level international buyers
  • Live pitches at #SSD21
Competing for
  • Best History Pitch (3,000€)
  • Best Science Pitch (3,000€)
  • Best Global Issues Pitch (3,000€)
  • Best Wildlife Conservation Pitch (3,000€)
  • Best Immersive Experiences Pitch (3,000€)
  • Best Arts & Culture Pitch (3,000€)
Entry conditions
Applicants must be registered (Full Pass, Online Pass) or have purchased a Single Pitch Submission.

Submission Guidelines and Eligibility

T&C 2021 Call for Projects

 

CALL FOR XR FILMS
#PIXIIFESTIVAL


Deadline: April 22, 23:59 (CEST/UTC+2)

In 2021, to be always at the forefront of digital storytelling, PiXii Festival opens up its official competition to feature an international selection of XR Films in a dedicated XR library opened to all professionnals registered.

Open to
360, VR, AR, XR, Binaural Sound, Big Format (Dome) films in a vast array of genres :
  • History and Heritage
  • Science
  • Global Issues
  • Wildlife
  • Tourism

Completed in 2020 or 2021 (no later than 8 June 2021)
 
Where ?
Online (21-24 June 2021)
 
Competing for
Best XR Film Award (2,000 €)

Entry fee
40 euros excl. tax per entry
 
Regulations and conditions of eligibility

Get Prepared for your submission
 

CALL FOR IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES #PIXIIFESTIVAL


Deadline: April 22, 23:59 (CEST/UTC+2)
 
PiXii Festival has teamed up with La Rochelle’s most-loved cultural and heritage sites. They will act as the backdrop for the Official Selection of immersive experiences selected from our international call.
 
Open to
360, VR, AR, XR, Binaural Sound experiences in a vast array of genres :
  • History and Heritage
  • Science
  • Global Issues
  • Wildlife
  • Tourism

Completed in 2020 or 2021 (no later than May 2021)
 
When ?
19-24 June 2021 (opened to general public and Sunny Side of the Doc/PiXii Festival registered)
 
Where?
On-site :
  • La Rochelle Towers (Centre des Monuments Nationaux)
  • Natural History Museum
  • New World Museum
  • La Rochelle Aquarium
  • La Rochelle SNCF TGV train station
Competing for
Grand Prize PiXii

Entry fee
40 euros excl. tax per entry
 
Regulations and conditions of eligibility
 
What about the cultural sites hosting PiXii Festival 2021

Get Prepared for your submission
 

For further information, please contact us directly



Patrizia Mancini
Head of Talent & International Development


Stéphane Malagnac
Head of Innovation & PiXii Festival

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