On 23rd June the 25th International Documentary Film Market Sunny Side of the Doc starts in French town of La Rochelle. It is one of the largest industry events dedicated to documentary film, which is annually visited by the representatives of the most important television channels, distributors and film producers from the entire world. Poles present their works there already for the eighth time.

 As every year, Poland is among the exhibitors in La Rochelle. The national exhibition POLISH DOCS, organised by Krakow Film Foundation,  for the eighth time presents the latest Polish documentaries to the foreign film industry. Polish stand gives chance to film producers and distributors present in La Rochelle to offer their films and projects. These include the representatives of the following companies: Ragusa Films, Telemark, Rabarbar Film Studio, Pokromski Studio, Kolektyw Film and Representation and Distribution Pole. At the stand, the representatives of  Krakow Film Festival are also present.

Sunny Side of the Doc is one of the most important events dedicated to support the documentary film industry in Europe. The market offers the opportunity of comprehensive promotion of film productions (beginning with presenting the projects in the production phase and ending with the promotion of finished films). It is the meeting place of producers, festival organisers, distributors and representatives of television channels who are responsible for the sale and purchase of the rights to documentary films. Accredited producers and film professionals also have a unique opportunity to participate in numerous seminars, meetings, training sessions and discussion panels dealing with the latest issues related to documentary film production in the world.

For several years the organizers of Sunny Side (by organising two twin editions Latin Side of the Doc and Asian Side of the Doc) enable the documentary filmmakers from Europe to have access to Asian and South-American film markets. In addition, this year the representatives of the documentary film industry from Australia, the Republic of South Africa and Canada also announced their presence at the market.

The foreign guests, coming to the exhibition, will have a chance to receive all necessary information concerning film production in Poland, receive the catalogue of the latest documentary films, produced in 2013 and 2014, as well as receive the recently released edition of the DVD "POLISH DOCS 2014" which includes a selection of Polish documentary films. On the DVD, there are the following titles:

“One man show”, dir.  Jakub Piątek

"W. Sisters' Beauty Salon", dir. Jakub Stożek

“Super Unit," dir. Teresa Czepiec

"Domino Effect," dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski

"Starting Point," dir. Michał Szcześniak

"The Shepherd's Song,"dir. Vahram Mkhitaryan

"House On Its Head,"dir. Adam Palenta

"Strongwoman,", dir. Kacper, Iwona Czubak Kaliszewska 

The DVD is used for promotional aims among foreign experts and film industry representatives. The market in La Rochelle lasts until 26th June. More information can be found at www.sunnysideofthedoc.com

The organisation of the exhibition is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Krakow Festival Office.