On June 25, ended the 26th edition of the International Documentary Film Market Sunny Side of the Doc. Among the award-winning projects shown at the pitching, there are films by Polish film-makers. "In Search of Max Hudan" by Bartek Gliński and Maciej Hamela was chosen the best interactive and transmedia project.

This year's edition, held under the slogan "Sunny Side Goes Wild" turned out to be record-breaking - the market was visited by over 2000 representatives of the film industry from 27 countries. Sunny side of the Docs is one of the most important events of this type in Europe. Every year, it is the meeting place of documentary film-makers, producers, distributors, festival organisers, sales agents and representatives of television channels.    

Within the frames of the Sunny Side of the Docs, seven pitching sessions were held this year, in which 43 projects from around the world participated. The jury, consisting of Patricia Bergeron, Michael Mullane and Annika Gustafson selected the film "In Search of Max Hudan", produced by Impakt Film, as the best interactive and trasmedia project.  

"In Search of Max Hudan" is a transmedia investigation, based on facts. Max Hudan, who the film-makers are looking for, was lost during the riots in Majdan in Kiev. In the film, which is an attempt at finding the protagonist, various media forms were used: beginning with the recordings of conversations with family and friends, through interactive maps, to animations. A non-linear narration involves the viewers in the search, they can see the story from different perspectives and make their own decision to what extent they want to delve into it.

The project was already shown at the NET LAB 2014 (DOK. Lepizig), DOK TANK 2015 (East European Forum, Prague) and I DOC 2015 (Visions Du Reel, Switzerland).

At this year's edition of the Sunny Side of the Doc, Polish cinema was extremely strongly represented by producers and other representatives of the Polish documentary film industry, present at the market. At the POLISH DOCS stall, organised for the ninth time by the Krakow Film Foundation, the representatives of the following film producers were accredited: Telemark, ZK Films, Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop, Studio Filmowe Largo, BMC Film, Touch Films, Wajda Studio, Plesnar and Krauss Films, AMP Polska, Impakt Film, Colab Pictures and Cracow Film Society. At the stall, the representatives of TVP and TVN and Krakow Film Festival were also present. The participants had the chance of individual meetings with potential foreign co-producers, distributors, sales agents, festival and television stations representatives and other entities financing documentary films, and participate in a wide range of presentations, seminars, conferences and workshops (among others, new programming strategies of  Canal + and Planete +,  new funds supporting documentary cinema or clusters associating organisations and companies dealing with interactive projects).

You can find the full list of award-winning projects on the film market's website.