Science Pitch

Official Selection

Discover the six documentary projects selected for the Science Pitch, sponsored by France Télévisions, at Sunny Side of the Doc 2022, live in La Rochelle from 20 to 23 June 2022. Project's holders will benefit from coaching and mentoring sessions by industry experts in order to prepare their presentation and convince the decision makers present on the market.

Jury Members:
  • Loren Richardot, Producer, CPB Films (France)
  • Anne Holländer, Commissioning Editor, SWR (Germany)
  • Jasmin Joseph, Marketing Manager, BossaNova (United Kingdom)

SCIENCE OF BATS

Produced by: Blue Paw Artists (Germany)
Directed by: Marion Poellmann
 

Logline: A mix of nature, science and investigative story, this film follows four teams of researchers as they use cutting-edge science to unravel the mysteries of how bats operate and live across three continents. Stunning wildlife footage and superb animation reveal a new world as seen through a bat’s eyes.

MOTHER'S LITTLE SECRET

Produced by: Truenorth (Iceland)
Directed by: Jeremiah Cullinane, Sigríður Sólan Guðlaugsdóttir
 

Logline: An Icelandic producer finds out she is a descendant of an Irish princess abducted from Dublin 1100 years ago and sold to an Icelandic Viking at a slave market. She is determined to find out why the teenage princess went mute. Was it the effect of trauma or a metaphor for the historical silencing of women?

AFTER THE ASTEROID

Produced by: Pernel Media (France)
Directed by: Thomas Cirotteau
 

Logline: What is the origin of the animals and plants that inhabit our planet? How did life rebuild itself after the asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs and killed 75% of the world’s species 66 million years ago? These answers have long been shrouded in mystery, but now an astonishing discovery in Colorado is re-writing history...

AYAHUASCA

Produced by: Ey Up Films (United Kingdom)
Directed by: Bruce Gill

Logline: Would you take a Class A substance to cure your life long mental health trauma? As cultures converge we investigate whether the traditional South American brew - Ayahuasca - may help to address some of the fundamental flaws in Western mental health models.

OCEAN SEEN FROM THE HEART

Produced by: Jane Losa Films (Canada)
Directed by: Marie-Dominique Michaud, Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
 

Logline: The ocean seen from the heart offers a unique panorama in this mysterious world. Hubert Reeves brings together specialists to take stock of the threats to the ocean and its power to regenerate. Learn how, in order to survive climate change and declining biodiversity, we can change the paradigm and establish a new connection with life.

DOPAMINE - HOW APPS HACK OUR BRAINS

Produced by: Les Bons Clients (France)
Directed by: Léo Favier


Logline: Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter or Snapchat… What goes on in our brains for us to become so “addicted” to these Apps? Welcome to the wonderful world of dopamine, a molecule whose function the tech industry has hijacked in order to capture our attention and make sure we’re “hooked”.

A word from the Pitch Sponsor

France Télévisions

"France Télévisions is proud to sponsor the Science Pitch session at Sunny Side of the Doc this year. At France TV we strongly believe in the importance of science documentaries. They are fundamental in helping us to understand today’s world while at the same time entertaining and inspiring us in our own lives."
Catherine Alvaresse, Head of Documentaries - France Télévisions

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