Sunny Side of the doc brings together the international community of documentary!

Sunny Side of the Doc, the International Community and Marketplace for Documentary and Digital Storytelling, announces an almost full exhibitor hall for its in-person return market in La Rochelle, France, June 20-23.
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Three months before the event, the Sunny Side of the Doc 2022 exhibition hall is already well filled with more than 60 confirmed exhibitors from more than 20 countries and more than 20 international delegations, representing around 350 companies, including:

  • AP Archive (UK);
  • ARTE France (France);
  • Chiledoc (Chile);
  • Doc/it – Italian Documentary Association (Italy);
  • Film Fund Luxembourg (Luxembourg);
  • FOCAL International (UK);
  • France Télévisions (France);
  • Gaumont Pathé Archives (France);
  • German Films (Germany);
  • ICEX – España Exportación e Inversiones (Spain);
  • IDF – Institute of Documentary Film (Czech Republic);
  • Mediawan (France);
  • ORF – Enterprise (Austria);
  • PBS International (USA);
  • Polish Docs (Poland);
  • RTS – Radio télévision suisse (Switzerland);
  • Telefilm Canada / SODEC / XN Québec (Canada);
  • UNIFRANCE (France);
  • WallonieBruxelles Images (Belgium)


Sunny Side of the Doc 2022 Experience

After two online editions organised to maintain and strengthen the necessary connections for co-production and distribution deals despite a tense health context, the 33rd edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will finally gather back its international community in real life in La Rochelle.

Let’s get back to the formal and informal conviviality, the presentation breakfasts, the business lunches, the networking happy hours. For those who cannot travel to France due to restrictions, as well as for those who will be on-site, the 2022 edition will offer a digital extension to enrich their experience and benefits as a member of the Sunny Side of the Doc community.

The event platform will be open early June for each attendee to prepare its 4-days market and consult Sunny Side’s official guides. Some highlights of the 2022 “New Voices” programme will be live-streamed and the most coveted sessions will be available for replay for a limited time after the end of the market.


Last weeks of Sunny Side of the Doc 2022 Call for Projects

By submitting their project before Thursday 7 April 2022 to one of the Sunny Side of the Doc’s pitching sessions, project holders will enter an invaluable journey made up from mentoring from industry experts, accessing a qualified and diverse professional audience, sealing financial deals, finding potential partners, meeting with peers for potential co- production discussions, and more. All talent can apply which include filmmakers, producers, digital creators, game and interactive designers. More details, rules and guidelines, are available here.

For more information on Sunny Side of the Doc, and press accreditation requests, please visit the online press room.