Sunny Side of the Doc unveils full 2021 selections, including Pixii Festival XR experiences

    Sunny Side of the Doc has unveiled the official Pitch Selection for its 32nd edition, as well as the shortlisted XR experiences for the 5th edition of the for creative storytelling and digital cultures meeting point PiXii Festival. Around the central theme StorytellingMatters, these projects are stories which affect our planet, shake our convictions and incite change for the future.

    By shining the spotlight on diversity, independent voices and creativity, Sunny Side of the Doc presents 42 projects representing 18 different countries, each of which stand out due to their originality, international potential, and continuous search for new ways of storytelling. They will each be presented during six themed sessions and tailored one-to-one meetings with support from Sunny Side of the Doc partners.

    Find all the information on the 2021 Sunny Side of the Doc Pitch SelectionsHERE

    For its 5th edition, PiXii Festival continues to drive networking, co-creation, and collaboration between professionals from the creative and cultural industries around XR. An eclectic selection of seven XR films (360, 3 DoF and 6 Dof) as well as a podcast/vodcast series will be available from 7th to 30th June via a dedicated video library.

    5th PiXii Festival selections

    • Sperm Whales: Dive in Another Consciousness – France
    • All Her Bodies – USA
    • Sculpture Expérience – France
    • African Space Makers – Germany
    • PUR – Listen to What Nature Says – France
    • Dreamin’ Zone – France
    • The Hangman at Home – Denmark, France

    Find all the information on the 2021 PiXii Festival SelectionsHERE

    In 2021, it is more important than ever to recognise the contribution made by talented documentary makers, and to continue advocating for diversity and inclusion on and off the screen. With this goal in mind, Netflix and Sunny Side of the Doc have collaborated on the «New Voices Award». This new award celebrates up-and-coming voices bringing new perspectives through the storytelling lens.

    Featured Image: Asia Pacific, The New Powder Keg, a film by Anne Loussouarn

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