What will the Sunny Side of the Doc of the future look like?
“I would like to have a virtual, electronic set-up which could spot the positivities in the various groups represented at Sunny Side.”
This is how the future of this market was envisioned by Yves Jeanneau, the visionary co-founder and tireless soul of Sunny Side of the Doc, who passed away too early last November.
How prescient, for the future is now!
Welcome to the Connected Edition of the 31st Sunny Side of the Doc, the international marketplace for documentaries, and of the 4th PiXii Festival, the international festival for digital cultures, both casting light on History Inside/Out!
Had we not sailed into viral turbulence, we would have been proud to welcome you to La Rochelle. Most importantly this year, however, is to support a hard-hit industry. We, therefore, decided to keep our dates and switch to an online format in order to offer you once again an opportunity to discover, to exchange and to do business.
To offer you a place where your projects can see light, get financed and distributed.
- Discovering new programs including projects in development (through the pitching sessions), and finished programs (through case studies, the selection of PiXii Festival, the digital Kickstarters and the screening library, which will be online until the end of September 2020. Thanks to a remarkable show of solidarity, we will also feature films from other international documentary festivals, some of which had to go digital, in order to give them extra exposure.
- The state of the industry, offering concrete sessions under the History focus: Meet the Executives, panels on the production of historical content for young audiences and on the strategy for impact campaigns, four Archives workshops and live Q&A sessions to allow you to interact with the speakers.
- Networking is the main attraction of Sunny Side of the Doc. During several months of global lockdown, virtual meetings have become the new norm and we trust that our new virtual platform will allow you to meet with other participants.