Worldwide documentary market Sunny Facet of the Doc has revealed the 42 tasks from 23 totally different international locations that make up the official choice for its thirty fourth version.
The tasks will take part in pitch periods in entrance of greater than 300 worldwide decision-makers, together with main broadcasters, streamers, foundations, distributors, patrons and different buyers on the lookout for tales with the most important influence.
This 12 months’s name for tasks acquired 320 responses from 56 totally different international locations (in comparison with 275 in 2022), 43% of which had been led by feminine filmmakers. The pre-selection committee chosen the 42 most inspiring and promising tasks.
The Specialist Factual strand, which has a money prize of €3,000 ($3,280), focuses on the subjects International Points, Wildlife & Conservation, Science, Historical past and Arts & Tradition, whereas Focus of the Yr with a money prize of €2,000 is over two particular pitching periods: New Voices, Influence Campaigns.
Mathieu Bejot, director of technique and improvement at Sunny Facet of the Doc, stated: “We’re delighted with the quantity, high quality and variety of points, themes and codecs of the tasks submitted. The chosen tasks come from 23 totally different international locations and make us query main planetary points, equivalent to migration, girls’s rights, incapacity, and naturally the influence of local weather change, that are current in all documentary genres. Tales nice and small use historical past and humour to problem our historic, scientific and cultural convictions by providing a variety of views, notably from numerous younger administrators and new voices. They goal to shake issues up, as evidenced by the extremely highly effective tasks proposed for the session devoted to influence campaigns.“
Over June 19-22, at La Rochelle, France, the 42 chosen tasks will compete for the Finest Pitch Award in every of the seven themed pitching periods, sponsored by business companions, together with PBS, Blue Ant Media & Love Nature, RTBF, Al Jazeera Documentary & AJB Doc, Waterbear Community and CCTV9.
Discover the 2023 tasks right here.