Join Sunny Side of the Doc and Benefit!

Author: IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ Members enjoy special rates at the international marketplace and community for documentaries!

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Sunny Side of the Doc
19-22 June 2023
La Rochelle, France

Be part of the world’s premier global marketplace for documentaries! Taking place from 19-22 June in La Rochelle, France, Sunny Side of the Doc, brings the entire documentary filmmaking community together from directors to producers, broadcasters and screenwriters with an extensive programme of panels, discussions, workshops and pitching sessions – and, of course, networking galore!

This year, the overarching theme will be viewers: who watches what – and why?
Always happy to support cultural filmmakers, the IMZ is once again a proud partner, and will contribute a panel on "How can the performing arts go digital?" We also look forward to presenting our IMZ Cultural Award to a deserving pitch in the Arts & Culture category, which also includes free festival passes to next year's Avant Première Music + Media Market Berlin!

But that's not all: the IMZ Network will be well-represented in La Rochelle with a highly visible group stand! Contact Max Güntert at to reserve a spot, or simply stop by and say hi!

Join hundreds of decision-makers and learn more about how streaming has changed documentary films, what it takes to address and reach a younger and more diverse audience, and the key factors necessary to adapting in a rapidly-changing environment.

Seize your chance to:

- Establish new contacts and build coproduction relationships
- Explore key trends in the booming international factual market
- Pitch and develop new projects
- Discover new talent and find new format ideas
- Acquire content and/or strengthen your catalogue

Still not convinced? IMZ Members get a special rate on Market Passes: €450 instead of €560, including a project or a programme registration in the online catalogue on the event platform! (Project + programme registration deadline: 19 May)

We look forward to seeing you in June!



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