Global Pitch 2022
The Global Pitch by Sunny Side of the Doc will be held on February 22 & 23, 2022. The aim of the two-day online pitching session sponsored by Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC) is to facilitate the international financing and coproduction of projects focusing on Women's Voices.
The Global Pitch Award (€3,000) funded by our sponsors, will be presented to the creative team behind the best project pitched online. The award-winning team will also get two free accreditations for Sunny Side of the Doc 2022.
The call for projects is now closed. However, you can still attend the event online with the Global Pitch Event Pass available on Mysunny Space for only €45!
The Global Pitch is a unique opportunity for 12 selected projects to reach out to 100+ key decision makers through online pitching and tailored individual meetings. The platform will also offer all applicants and participants networking and business opportunities.
The Global Pitch kicks off Sunny Side of the Doc 2022 and our year-long online activities which will focus on the Diversity of voices!. Sunny Side of the Doc aims to bring to light projects, stories and talents from diverse geographical, social, racial, age and gender backgrounds. It wishes to embrace the diversity of narration of the documentary genre. It will take place in person in La Rochelle from June 20th to 23rd .
A word from our sponsors
"Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival mission is to empower people with accurate, in-depth and compelling content. We are supporting initiatives such as Global Pitch: Women´s Voices, in order to have a diverse female view within our broadcasting world. Given that women comprise 50 percent of the population, their point of view needs to be represented equally. To get the best stories, we need a wider range of voices being represented, and for us it is important to show an accurate depiction of how female life is lived through their own lens."
Why Global Pitch?
Sunny Side of the Doc is committed to gender parity in order to keep the documentary business thriving, to foster women’s empowerment both in front and behind the camera and to champion talents and new voices coming up on the international marketplace.
Women make up half the world’s population but are still far from being treated on a equal footing with men, even in countries at the forefront of gender equality. And yet the positive links between gender equality, empowerment of women and effective and sustainable development are very clear.
72% of the selected projects at Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 were driven by female talents (directors and producers) and women made up half our mentors, jury members, experts and panelists. No such results can be achieved, let alone maintained and improved, without a steadfast commitment. The Global Pitch 2022 is yet another step in embracing and celebrating a diversity of talents and stories.
What we are looking for
Our focus on women’s voices includes all themes, genres, formats and issues, such as (non-exhaustive list):
- The place of women in society (politics, science, the economy, the arts, academia etc.)
- Pioneers and unsung heroines
- Men’s role in gender equality
- Social empowerment through education, culture and health
- Positive discrimination and women washing
- Women in the workplace – issues and challenges
- Women in conflict
- Women and climate change: victims and agents of change
- Feminism and social networks
Your project can be at any stage of development and production. You must be able to demonstrate that you have obtained at least 10% of the production budget and a financial backer by presenting a letter of commitment (LOC) from a broadcaster, distributer, support fund, foundation, crowdfunding or other.
Each session will be held from 3pm to 4.30pm CET. They will be preceded by a Meet the Executives session from 2pm to 3pm CET.