Announced the winner of the 3rd edition of Global Pitch

Announced the winner of the 3rd edition of Global Pitch
Sunny Side of the Doc the international community and marketplace dedicated to linear and non-linear documentary, today announces the winner of the third edition of Global Pitch which took place online on 7 and 8 February.

Sponsored by AJB DOC, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and WaterBear Network, the online pitching event aimed at facilitating the international financing and coproduction of projects focused on Climate Change consequences on our societies and concrete solutions implemented around the world.

Over these two thrilling days, the 12 selected projects among the 100 from 37 countries submitted, were presented to a panel of high-level decision-makers in pre-recorded video pitches followed by live Q&A sessions.

The online event gathered 220+ industry professionals of 190+ companies from 40+ countries. They took part in two Meet the Executives sessions with our sponsors, as well as in four exciting Industry Catch-ups with our expert guests from Generation Africa, Doc Society, The StoryBoard Collective and The Whickers. The quality of the projects and the richness of the exchanges anchor the Global Pitch even more as a highlight of the international documentary industry and brilliantly kick off the June market in La Rochelle.

One project particularly caught the attention of our prestigious jury gathering influential representatives of the documentary and audiovisual sector: Khadidja Banouataf (Impact Social Club), Keisha Knight (IDA), Cleo Veger (Dogwoof) and Julian Etienne (Doc Society).

“We are delighted that the jury picked an ambitious topical project from Kenya.” says Mathieu Béjot, Director of Strategy and Development at Sunny Side of the Doc. “It is important to hear stories coming from the Global South which is particularly affected by Climate Change. The award also comforts our proactive approach to including new voices and new talents in the international documentary community, particularly those from under-represented groups and countries. Awarding a series is also an illustration of the diversity of formats and storytelling of the documentary genre.”