On the 21st of June, the International Documentary Film Market Sunny Side of the Doc starts. This year it will be special online edition of the event. For the fifteenth time, a pavillion dedicated to the Polish film will be present at the market.


Sunny Side of the Doc  is one of the largest industry events dedicated to documentary film, which is annually visited by the representatives of the most important television stations, distributors and film producers from the entire world. As every year, Poland is among the exhibitors in La Rochelle. This year, the Polish national pavillion is created within the frames of the project POLISH DOCS PRO, an initiative created together with the Krakow Film Foundation. PDP is financially supported by the Polish Film Institute and the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of Republic of Poland.


The Sunny Side of the Doc market offers the opportunity of comprehensive promotion of film productions (beginning with presenting the projects at the production stage to 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 most up-to-date topics related to the international documentary film production.

The guests from abroad, visiting the pavillion, will have a chance to receive all the necessary information related to the film production in Poland, and to get the catalogue of documentary projects in production and the latest documentary films, produced in 2019, which can be found in the latest magazine FOCUS ON POLAND, published by the KFF, which presents, among others, the Polish documentary cinema in the form of interviews with film-makers, reviews, essays, as well as the issue of the Polish Docs Online, enabling you to watch the best Polish documentary films online.

At the virtual pavillion film producers and distributors will have a chance to present their projects and films. These include the representatives of the  Silver Frame, Vision House, Kijora Film, KFF Sales&Promotion,  Pinot Films, The Raban Foundation, ZK Studio, Kazia Productions, Bees Film House, Movie Mates, Ya Man Studio, Gosia Juszczak, ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity.The representatives of the Krakow Film Foundation and Krakow Film Festival e are also present at the Polish Docs Pro Pavillon.

Central event of Polish presence at SSD will be Producers Meet Producers - one-on-one meetings during which 9 Polish producers will meet international partners. It will be held 22nd of June at 11.30.

At the Meet the CEE Delegation Talk Polish Docs representative will tell about financing and co-production possibilities with Poland. The presentation will be held on 23rd June at 15.15.


Additionally  4 Polish project were selected to the different pitching sessions GLOBAL ISSUES - „Weitergate”  by Konrad Szołajski (prod. Małgorzata Prociak, ZK Studio), HISTORY – „The Ultimate Joker” by Krzysztof Dzięciołowski (prod. Agata Jujeczka, Vision House Production)and WILDLIFE – „The Tiger Spirit. The Race to Save Malaysia’s Last Tigers” by Paolo Volponi (prod. ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity). In  Talent Hub, pitching session presented CEE Countries emerging filmmakers, „Girl’s Stories” by Aga Borzym (prod. Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska, Marta Dużbabel – Pinot Films) will be presented.


The project Polish Docs PRO focuses primarily on a wide promotion of Polish documentary film industry at international events addressed to film professionals. It supports film-makers and producers in developing their projects by facilitating access to the markets abroad, co-coordinating the trips of delegations to the pitching forums and co-production markets, organising the presentations of projects, production models and co-production opportunities with Poland, organising networking meetings, participation in lectures, panel discussions, workshops and training sessions. The aim of the Polish Docs PRO is to establish the brand of Polish documentary film in the international film environment and to develop international co-operation.

The market Sunny Side of the Doc lasts until the 24th of June – more information on the website: www.sunnysideofthedoc.com