SHE leads Sunny Side of the Doc winners – Variety

by Naman Ramanchandran on Variety


Parsifal Reparato’s “She” dominated the awards at the 33rd Sunny Side of the Doc market with three wins.

Several other projects won two awards each, including Gustavo Ribeiro’s “The Factory’s Basement,” Joanne Popinska’s “Jacob’s Journey” and Rama Ayasraa’s “Harvest Moon.”

The four-day event ran June 20 – 23 June in La Rochelle, France. Running alongside, the sixth edition of PiXii Festival took over eight cultural and heritage sites in the city, and provided opportunities for exchange between industry professionals concerning how virtual reality can be applied to the documentary genre.

“We are delighted that we were able to bring together international industry leaders this year to celebrate and champion the genre, which in recent years has experienced both a greater audience demand and increased difficulties in terms of financing and production,” said Mathieu Bejot, director of strategy and development at Sunny Side of the Doc. “The documentary genre is recovering from the health crisis more slowly than others. We must now find spirited ways to collaborate internationally, to be able to meet new partners, not only for funding opportunities but also for the creative side too. This is the challenge for a marketplace like Sunny Side of the Doc and what also makes it so important for the sector.”

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