Sunny Side of the Doc 2024 in your own words


We've received a lot of positive feedback from you about this memorable 35th edition of Sunny Side of the Doc. Here are a few testimonials from the documentary community present in La Rochelle from 24 to 27 June.

 

Testimonials

 

Congratulations and well done on producing one of the best industry events I’ve ever been to. Alexander Lawson, Associate Producer, National Geographic | The Walt Disney Company (United Kingdom)

 


 

We really enjoyed Sunny Side of the Doc 2024 and are already thinking about next year. We met so many new clients and potential new partners for our company. The panel discussions were very interesting and informative. - Sandra Coelho, Joint CEO & Founder at LOLA Clips (United Kingdom)

 


 

Sunny Side of the Doc was a really great show: relevant, probing and informative. Beyond docs, it's also become an annual must have rendez-vous for XR and culture. Thanks and congratulations! - Amy Jenkins-Le Guerroué, Strategic Alliances Director at Ubisoft (France)

 


 

Let me affirm that Sunny Side to me turned out to be again one of the strongest markets of the year! - Felix Kempter, Executive Producer / Development, Sky Deustchland GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

 


 

I've had the privilege of immersing myself in the dynamic and inspiring environment of Sunny Side of the Doc. What has truly made this experience unforgettable are the incredible people I've met and the profound connections we've built in such a short time. These relationships go beyond mere business connections; they are rooted in our shared passion for storytelling. - Adam Dostalek, Film Director & Producer Founder at Live Differently Productions (Australia)

 


 

This was the best event ever, Sunny Side of the Doc is like the hub for documentary filmmakers, this not only allows silenced voices to speak, but it opens doors and creates a safe space for the filmmakers to express themselves without fear. - Mpumalanga International Film Festival (South Africa)

 


 

Congratulations on a wonderful 35th anniversary edition of Sunny Side of the Doc. The setting of La Rochelle was spectacularly beautiful, the people running the market could not have been friendlier or more welcoming, and the conference itself was a phenomenally enriching experience. - Mark Selby, Producer at Melbar Entertainment Group (Canada)

 


 

This 35th edition of Sunny Side of the Doc went very well, we made some great connections and have some amazing projects afoot! - Holly Webster, Archive Sales Development Officer, BFI National Archive (United Kingdom)

 


 

We had a positive and meaningful experience at La Rochelle, and us and the filmmakers had very good meetings and interactions and also incredible time in your Sunny Market. - Pnina Halfon Lang, Executive Director at CoPro (Israël)

 


 

It was a super positive experience and I was so happy with every part of it. I'm very grateful and appreciative. - Ciaran DEENEY, Producer, Director at EZ Films (Irland)

 


 

Between the 28°C weather and the ever-flowing rosé, the market was abuzz with energy, reflecting an industry with a renewed sense of purpose and a hunger to pull off the incredible, amid challenging times. - Samuel Joyce, Documentary Acquisitions, Coproduction and Content Strategy at TVF International (United Kingdom)

 


 

I had a great experience at Sunny Side of the Doc this year. Meeting wonderful people from all over the world in the documentary field is such a great opportunity. Many thanks to the organizers for putting together such a fantastic event. - Soha Fatta, Documentary Story Producer - International Sales Agent (Saudi Arabia)

 


 

We are still on a high from a wonderful few days at Sunny Side of the Doc last week. Huge thanks to all the staff involved, as well as the truly inspiring doc-makers and fellow archive people we were lucky enough to meet with. - BFI Archive Sales (United Kingdom)

 


 

Sunny Side of the Doc is definitely always worth a go! The talks and pitching sessions in particular offered deeper insights into relevant impactful topics and discussions that I would like to pursue further. - Katharina Jeschke, Secretary General of IMZ (Austria)

 


 

It’s been amazing to be a part of LatAm Content Market’s official launch at Sunny Side of the Doc. With 13 production companies from all five regions of the immensity of Brazil, we’ve beautifully marked the return of our industry as a delegation to one of the global doc community’s main markets, Sunny Side of the Doc. - Ana Key Kapaz, International Coordinator at Brazilian Content (Brazil)