The Czech Television International Content Projects Centre in cooperation with Sunny Side of the Doc organises a masterclass and a two-day workshop on the development of documentary projects, in Prague on February 13-14, 2018.

The workshop is open to Czech documentaries with international potential which are in early-production stages and their authors would like to gain feedback from foreign experts.
During this intensive training, both the producer and director will work on the presentation of their project, its synopsis and production strategy.

Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side of the Doc, and Diana Karklin, who is in charge of sales and acquisitions at Rise and Shine World Sales, will present the latest international trends in documentary-making. Moreover, they will recommend ways to ensure the success of selected individual projects on co-production opportunities and sales agents. They will also advise attending film-makers and other film professionals on how to make their projects eligible for the highly coveted Sunny Side of the Doc 2018 pitching sessions.

The trainers:

Diana Karklin

Moscow-born Diana Karklin studied in Russia, Spain and Germany graduating from Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) in economics. Focusing on film business early on, she worked for many renowned production companies like Morena Films (Madrid) and Zentropa Entertainments Berlin before taking over the Head of Sales position at Boomtown Media International. Since 2010, Diana has been in charge of sales and acquisitions for RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES, one of the leading international sales agents for documentary films.

Yves Jeanneau

YVES JEANNEAU, founder and CEO of the annual international doc marketplace events Sunny Side of the Doc (since 1989) and Asian Side of the Doc (since 2010), will lead the team of trainers in the workshop and master class.

He co-founded and was General Director of the French production company Les Films d’Ici from 1984 to 2000. He then became Director of documentaries of Pathé Televisions (2000-2001) before heading the Documentary Unit of France 2 (2001-2005) and producing documentaries within Telfrance Group (2006 to 2010). His producers’ credits include award-winning films such as “Murder on a Sunday Morning” (Oscars®2002). His long and rich experience of the documentary film production in the international market place, have allowed him to establish a global professional network in factual programming.