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our history

Founded in 1990, sunny side of the doc marketplace has become the leading international industry event for co-production funding and circulating completed programmes, for linear documentaries as well as digital and immersive experiences. Over the years, Sunny Side has aligned its offer and activities to meet the industry's expectations, realities and needs. Therefore, Sunny Side has introduced complementary events and activities to its annual core market, such as: Asian Side of the Doc (since 2010), Latin Side of the Doc, Sunny Lab (from 2014 to 2017), PiXii Festival (since 2017), Global Pitch (since 2020), Projects Observatory (since 2020), as well as webinars, case studies and training sessions each year with leading experts.

our objectives

Since its creation, sunny side of the doc has been built
around three key objectives:



the circulation of documentary programmes across Europe and the world



networking between industry peers and encourage international co-productions and the development of projects;



and train industry professionals on key market trends, media economics, breakthrough technologies, etc.

our approach

In a world in crisis which questions its future, we believe documentary storytelling has a social and civic role that should be kept in mind and fostered in the global media landscape. It is Sunny Side of the Doc’s conviction to defend and celebrate, through independent storytellers, an ideal of living together and educate new and diverse audiences today and tomorrow.

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Each year, our marketplace event brings together more than 2,000 participants from over 70 countries, including content creators(producers and directors), decision-makers (broadcasters, streamers, foundations, museums, social networks, sales agents) and professionals from industries related to content creation (archives, music, etc.) to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find the right business partners.

We promote a culture of co-creation and international cooperation between industry stakeholders.We create unique opportunities in a feel-good atmosphere through a variety of high-level pitching sessions, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and networking activities, all with the added value of an exhibition space.

key figures

engaging with industry

Sunny Side of the Doc enjoys an excellent producer-to-broadcaster ratio, that fosters an invaluable networking and deal-making environment. We bring you face-to-face with international leaders who can make a real difference to your career in documentary and factual.









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1% for the Planet

Doc services, the organising company behind sunny side of the doc, joined the 1% for the Planet network: each year, we will donate 1% of our commercial turnover to associations working to protect the environment and biodiversity.

We will continue our efforts to make our events as green, eco-friendly and responsible as possible, and we count on you to be part of it!