Sunny Side of the Doc 2021: The complete winners

Over 1500 industry professionals from 58 countries participated in the 32nd Sunny Side 0of the Doc, held between 21 and 24 June, 2021. Last night, the complete winners list was announced from all projects presented across the events 1,000+ meetings, including the 5th PiXii Festival held across La Rochelle, France

All 50 sessions of the 2021 edition remain available for catch-up on the event’s digital platform until Wednesday, June 30.

Sunny Side of the Doc 2021 winners

  • Best Global Issues Pitch: The Click Trap (dir. Peter Porta) – Spain
  • Best Arts & Culture Pitch: This is not a Kanga (dir. João Nuno Pinto and Fernanda Polacow) – Portugal
  • Best Immersive Experiences Pitch: Noire (dir. Stéphane Foenkinos, Pierre-Alain Giraud) – France
  • Best Wildlife & Conservation Pitch: The Tiger Spirit – The Race to Save Malaysia’s Last Tigers (dir. Paolo Volponi) – Poland
  • Best Science Pitch: Music’s Superpowers (dir. Jacques Mitsch) – France
  • Best History Pitch: The Ultimate Joker (dir. Krzysztof Dzieciolowski) – Poland
  • Grand Prix PIXII: Lady Sapiens, The Experience (dir. Camille Duvelleroy) – France
  • New Voices Award: Girls’ Stories (dir. Aga Borzym) – Poland
  • Ushuaia Impact Award: Sound of Ice (dir. Tommy Gulliksen) – Norway
  • East Doc Market Award: No Mercy – The Female Gaze (dir. Isa Willinger) – Germany
  • Meeting Point Vilnius Award: The Ultimate Joker (dir. Krzysztof Dzieciolowski) – Poland
  • Best Talent Hub Central & Eastern Europe: Cinema Under Siege (dir. Srđan Šarenac) – Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovia
  • Best Talent Hub Women In Doc: To Embody (dir. Noëlie Giraud) – France
  • Best Work In Progress: Central & Eastern Europe: 72 Hours (dir. Anna Savchenko) – Belgium
  • Movies That Matter invitation: Waitergate (dir. Konrad Szolajski) – Poland
  • Wildscreen Festival invitation: Animal Nation (dir. Ari A. Cohen, Jesse Bochner) – Canada
  • Jackson Wild invitation: Our Forest (dir. Marc Dozier, Jérôme Bouvier, Quincy Russell, Hamid Sardar-Hafkhami, Mike Magidson) – France

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