Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 shone the spotlight on a country that’s hugely important when it comes to co-productions and distribution and is one of the most active on a European and international scale : Germany !
This special line-up was centred on conferences, workshops and networking events with major players from the German documentary market, welcoming an important delegation of 150 regional and national producers, broadcasters and distributors.
What’s more, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sunny Side of the Doc, we’re showcasing the notion of “Documentary needs Europe”. The international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences was successful in fostering new creative partnerships with German talents, broadcasters, digital players and facilitate international co-productions across Europe.
You couldn’t attend the dedicated sessions in the German Lounge at #SSD19?
🎧 Get the chance to replay our podcasts directly on our website, when you want and where you want during the summer ☀
+++ Also available for free on iTunes Podcasts : http://bit.ly/SSD19_Germany_Podcasts_iTunes
Documentaries between Cinema, Television and Platform
More films are produced each year than can ever be programmed at festivals, in cinemas, Television and platforms. What strategies can be adopted at the moment to make documentaries seen? What about docuseries? Can they reach new public?
Moderator: Arne Birkenstock – Producer, Fruitmarket (Germany)
Speakers: Christiane Hinz, Head of TV documentary department culture/history (WDR)
Christian Beetz, CEO & Producer (Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion)
Luzia Schmid (Director)
Diego Buñuel, Director of Original Documentary Features EMEA (Netflix)
Sponsored by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Meet the Private German broadcasters
For years you’ve been trying to understand the German Market without any success. In order to put an end to your nightmare, the private broadcasters are a growing reliable solution to enter this complex Market, come and meet them.
Moderator: Sebastian Sorg – Funding Executive, FFF Bayern
Speakers: Axel Gundolf, Director TV (National Geographic)
Patrick Hoerl, Managing Director (Spiegel TV)
Claudia Braunstorfer, Commissioning Editor (Planet)
Gabi Nensel, Head of Primetime (N-TV)
Co-produced with DOK.fest Munich.
Producing High-End Non-Fiction Series with Public Broadcasters
Following the emergence of platforms, much of the existing market today faces an uncertain future. Can the European model reinvent itself to serve the formats of the digital age? This case study presents a multi-party coproduction of a modern series
Moderator: Daniel Saltzwedel – Funding Advisor, Medienboard Berlin (Germany)
Speakers: Christian Beetz, CEO & Producer (Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion)
Imke Meier, Commissioning Editor (ZDF Info)
Søren Schumann Head of Department Arte/RBB
Sponsored by German Films
World of Wonders – Encounters with the Blockchain
Blockchain will deeply affect the film industry in the near future. The workshop will introduce this new technology and highlight the benefits of financing and distribution of films, providing the opportunity to ask questions you never dared to ask.
Moderator: Benjamin Hoguet – Author, Nouvelles Narrations (France)
Speaker: Eugen Nussbaum – Senior Producer & Corporate Development, Welt der Wunder Senderbetrieb GmbH (Germany)
Hosted by Creative Europe Desks Germany