Sunny Side of the Doc is the international community and marketplace dedicated to supporting the international financing of documentary projects and the circulation of completed programs. Every June, a 4-day event brings together 2,200+ participants (decision makers, producers, filmmakers, sales agents, foundations and funders) from 60+ countries.
You’ll have the rare opportunity to pitch it and defend it to 400+ top-level international decision makers representing leading broadcasters, streamers, foundations, sales agents and other funders looking for impactful stories. Please check the complete list of attending decision makers in 2021.
Key benefits also include: accessing a qualified and diverse professional audience, mentoring from industry experts, sealing financial deals, finding potential partners, meeting with peers for potential co-production discussions, and much more.
Sunny Side of the Doc will be back to La Rochelle for an in-person market. Pitching sessions will be held on-site and online as well in order to accommodate participants who may not be able to travel to France. Wherever you are, you’ll have the same chance to pitch.
New Voices is Sunny Side’s 2022 main thread for both the market and year-round activities. Sunny Side of the Doc believes that diversity drives innovation and creativity in the documentary genre. Plurality of voices and talents is essential to ensure that films are relevant to diverse audiences. After the February session of the Global Pitch dedicated to Women’s Voices, new features will be deployed at the 33rd edition in June in order to embrace and nurture new talents, and help them find their place in the documentary community.
Submit now before the 7 April deadline: https://www.sunnysideofthedoc.com/home/marketplace/open-calls.htm