Sunny Side of the Doc 2021


#SSD21 #PiXiiFestival

32nd edition of the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences

Sunny Side of the Doc was held online from 21st to 24th of June 2021.
And always our added value: Curation, Access, Interaction.

Review our key deadlines:

  • Projects Submission to pitch sessions: April 22, 2021 (11:59pm CEST/UTC+2)
  • PiXii Festival's Call for Entries: April 22, 2021 (11:59pm CEST/UTC+2)
  • Registration of projects/programs in the video library: May 28, 2021
  • Online Pass Purchase (online participation): June 24, 2021

Unlocking the power of storytelling

This year’s edition comes at a time when our planet, our daily lives and our industry are being turned upside down. Society is faced with increasingly complex issues and challenges, and the documentary genre has now more than ever a decisive role to play when it comes to understanding the world around us, inspiring change and shining a light on action for the future.
The entire sector (authors, directors, producers, broadcasters, platforms, distributors, institutions and foundations, etc.) bears a particular responsibility to become essential actors of change and widely commit to a more equitable future.
In this collective endeavor, Sunny Side of the Doc and PiXii Festival transform in different ways involving:
  • content,
  • good industry practices,
  • and a new event experience.
Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 unlocks the transformative potential of storytelling and leads the way to new creative forms and models of documentary production/distribution able to illuminate deeper democratic truths.

#StorytellingMatters This conviction will be the central theme to all our market activities, helping bring to light stories which question, engage and impact.
We’ll support the international documentary community who remains stubbornly insistent on pursuing facts through a mode of seeing, investigating and creating that no other art form provides.

Take a look at the real world through the lens of our four core pillars defining the future of storytelling:
  • Global Challenges and Cooperation (from Global Pitch to Global Impact)
  • Immersive Realities and Engagement (from Story-Living to Augmented Learning)
  • Emerging Talent and Access (from Central and Eastern Europe to New Creators)
  • Ethical Best Practices and Diversity (from Honest Introspection to Permanent Progress)

2021 Agenda

Take a glimpse at sessions & events and discover who's attending the 32nd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc by clicking on the button below.

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