FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

The next edition of Sunny Side of the Doc (June 21-24, 2021) will be hybrid and accessible via two formats: online and onsite. ​
  • Due to the COVID context, the physical configuration of the event will be adapted to meet the current health requirements (single entry and exit, mandatory direction of traffic, reduced gauges). 
  • A sanitary kit including a mask and hydroalcoholic gel will be provided to each participant at the event site.
  • The conference and networking areas will be cleaned on a regular basis during the days of the event. 
  • An area for COVID-19 screening will be accessible from the event venue for a fee during the 4 day-event.
  • Early Bird Rates: April 5, 2021
  • 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)
  • Full Pass Purchase (on-site participation): May 14, 2021
  • Booths bookings: May 14, 2021
  • Registration of projects/programs in the video library: May 28, 2021
  • Online Pass Purchase (online participation): June 24, 2021
A Newcomer is a person whose company is participating for the first time in Sunny Side of the Doc.
A person is considered a Decision Maker when he or she occupies one of the following positions:                   
  • Channel managers, Heads of Programming, Commissioning Editors, Programme Managers, Heads of factual/co-production departments
  • Content Buyers / Acquisition Executives
  • Institutional decision-makers supporting television, cinema, multimedia doc projects.
  • Funding organizations, foundations, film commissions, established NGOs investing in television, cinema and multimedia doc projects.
  • Cultural stakeholders from Institutions, Museum, Heritage sites, LBE
Please note that your registration will be confirmed and free of charge only after final validation from the Sunny Side team.
A project is a documentary concept, one-off or serial, in development, production or post-production, still seeking new partners and/or sources of funding.
A program is a completed documentary in search of international sales or a buyer.
If you cannot attend the event, you can transfer your accreditation (once only) to someone in the same company. Please contact our sales team for further guidance.

MySUNNY SPACE

MySunny Space is a professional hub made at your disposal by Sunny Side of the Doc where you can perform different actions throughout the year: 
  • Buy accreditations for our events
  • Access to all our events throughout the year
  • Access a global community of professionals and contact them
  • Access online resources and content from our media library
  • Manage and update your professional profile and company credentials
In the "Login" section, I click on "Create your account".
I have already come to Sunny Side of the Doc or I have created a professional account since 2016, in the "Login" section, I click on "First Connection".
In the « s’identifier » section, I click on « I connect »

PITCH SESSIONS

  • You need to purchase either a Single Pitch Submission, Full Pass or Online Pass prior to submit a project to the pitching sessions of Sunny Side of the Doc.
  • To complete a submission, you need to register your project and provide the information and documents described here by the deadline set on April 22, 2021 (11:59pm CEST/UTC+2).
  • Our team gets in touch with the projects holders to inform them of the selection or not of their stories by our jury.
  • If your project is selected, and you had submitted via the "Single Pitch Submission" product, you will have to register yourself to Sunny Side of the Doc to pitch.  
When your project is selected, you will be asked to record a 7-minute video pitch (trailer included) and send it to us. Your video pitch will be broadcasted on D-day in front of a panel of international decision-makers and then followed by a live question 
Our juries are made up of internationally renowned professionals: broadcasters, producers, distributors, etc.
  • The selection of projects for the pitching sessions is made by an anonymous jury.
  • The official jury members in charge of awarding projects at the event will be announced before the market.
If your project is not selected at the pitching sessions, the Single Pitch Submission, Full Pass or Digital Pass fees will not be refunded.

EXHIBITION BOOTHS

You can view our booths options on our Eshop. For any quotation request, please contact our sales team directly.
The "umbrella" stands are intended for associations, unions, national or regional institutions that bring together producers and distributors under a shared stand. Their members benefit from a preferential rate on our accreditations and a shared stand to organize their meetings during the event.

PASSES & E-SHOP

In order to purchase an accreditation for the event, you must first create an account on our professional area MySunny Space. You will then be able to purchase a Full Pass or an Online Pass directly from the Eshop section.
When purchasing your accreditations, you are asked to assign each accreditation to the person who will benefit from it at the event.
The Passport is a digital offering providing access to online content and activities throughout the year 2021. The Online Pass and the Full Pass, automatically give you access to the content of the Passport and allow you to access the Sunny Side of the Doc marketplace event, virtually for the Online Pass and in person for the Full Pass.
For any purchase of a Online Pass, a conversion to a Full Pass can be purchased on our e-shop until May 14 in order to get access to Sunny Side of the Doc's on-site market in La Rochelle. 
The included content (resources and activities) included in your Passport is accessible from the media library located on your MySunny Space .
The general conditions of sale are available here.

PIXII FESTIVAL

In order to apply for this call, please follow the steps below and complete your entry before the deadline set on April 22, 2021 (11:59pm CEST/UTC+2):
  1. Login or create an account on MySunny Space.
  2. Go to the Eshop and add the product "Call for Immersive Experiences" (available in the Step 1) in your shopping cart.
  3. Once your order is finalized, you will be able to start filling in the application form related to this call.
In order to apply for this call, please follow the steps below and complete your entry before the deadline set on April 22, 2021 (11:59pm CEST/UTC+2):
 
  1. Login or create an account on MySunny Space.
  2. Go to the E-shop and add the product "Call for XR Films" (available in the Step 1) in your shopping cart.
  3. Once your order is finalized, you will be able to start filling in the application form related to this call.
At the end of the application form, you will be asked to pay an amount of 40€ HT to validate your entry, whether you submit to the XR films or Immersive Experiences selections.
If your film XR is selected by the festival's jury, the organizers commit to provide you with the following elements:
  • Accommodation for 1 night for the only representative of the selected work
  • Full Pass accreditation for the only representative of the selected work

The entire package is valued at €750. In addition, a preferential rate will be granted if additional passes are requested.
If your installation is selected by the festival's jury, the organizers commits to provide you with the following elements:
  • Accommodation for 6 nights for only one (1) representative of the selected work
  • Full Pass accreditation for two (2) representatives of the selected work
  • Mediation by a member of the organization team at the venue during the event
The entire package is valued at €3,500. In addition, a preferential rate will be granted if additional passes are requested.
If your installation is selected to participate in PiXii Festival, it will be exhibited from Saturday June 19 to Thursday June 24, 2021 included. This exhibition is open to the general public during the 6 days (free entry) and to registered professionals for the duration of Sunny Side of the Doc (June 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2021).

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