Lake wins the Sunny Side of the Doc Prize at the 26th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival

The Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival’s industry-focused AGORA section has revealed the winners of its international pitching forum, which featured 12 projects from 11 countries.

The presentation of the projects took place on Monday, March 11th, at the John Cassavetes Theatre in the framework of the 26th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival.

Lake, a documentary directed by Nikos Ziogas and produced by Konstantina Stavrianou and Rena Vougioukalou, wins the Sunny Side of the Doc Prize including 2 Market Passes and a €500 Europe’s Got Talent Grant towards travel expenses.

Europe’s Got Talent! is a grant program supported by Creative Europe Media and designed to encourage filmmakers from European countries that are less represented to participate in Sunny Side of the Doc’s activities.

© Graal Sa, rawDOCS (Greece)

Will the climate alarm and the imminent opening of the borders inspire cooperation between the three countries around the lake?

The Greek documentary project highlights the similarities of communities from three neighboring countries that have historically defined themselves in opposition to each other for generations. Shedding light on their ambition to cooperate at a local level to preserve an ecosystem larger than their cultural quarrels, Lake is a compelling story illustrating the necessity of setting aside our differences to ensure mutual existence.

About the pitching forum

Thessaloniki Pitching Forum is the co-producing and co-financing platform of the TiDF for creative and TV documentaries, documentaries for children and new media documentaries (virtual and enhanced reality).