Sunny Side of the Doc, which will take place from June 21 – 24, has revealed its official selection. This year, 42 documentary projects have been chosen from 18 different countries, all of them highlighting in their own way the stories and challenges that are shaking our societies and our beliefs. 

Among the pieces chosen for competition are 23 French productions and co-productions, in a year in which the watchword is storytelling.

Global Issues Pitch Category:

  • Asie-Pacifique, La Nouvelle Poudrière produced by Bonne Pioche
  • Swinging Fields produced by HAI CREATIVE (USA), Soilsiú Films (Eire) and Sister Productions (France)
  • The Red Princess produced by Hikari

Wildlife & Conservation Pitch Category:

  • Gardiens De La Forêt, L’appel Des Peuples Racines produced by Lato Sensu Productions
  • Wild Empire produced by ZED

History Pitch Category:

  • Looking for Merkel, produced by Magneto
  • Raisin Notre-Dame produced by ZED
  • Les Enfants Sacrifiés Du Royaume de Chimor produced by Nilaya Productions

Sciences Pitch Category:

  • Mystérieux Insectes produced by Gédéon Programmes
  • La Symphonie Neuronale produced by CPB Films
  • Les secrets engloutis de la Basilique produced by Les Batelières Productions

Immersive Experiences Category:

  • Planète Méditérranée VR produced by Les Gens Bien Productions and Andromède Océanologie
  • Nexus produced by Nexus Vision (Italy), FlipsideXR (Canada) and Small Studio (France)
  • Les Métamorphoses de Paris produced by Cinétévé Expérience andthe city of Paris
  • Noire produced by Novaya, Providences and Théâtre National de Bretagne (National Theater of Brittany)
  • Blood Speaks produced by Floréal Films (France), TJ Boulting, WaterAid and the Tate Gallery (UK)
  • Jeanne, l’effacée produced by Little Big Story

Arts & Culture Category:

  • Patti Smith, The Invention of Self produced by Les Poissons Volants

PIXII Festival: XR Films

  • Cachalots: Plongée dans une Autre Conscience produced by Miluna Productions & Consulting
  • Sculpture Experience produced by Art of Corner and Réunion des Musées Nationaux RMN-GP (National Museums Group)
  • PUR – Que Dit La Nature? produced by France.tv Studio and France Inter
  • Dreamin’ Zone produced by Zéro de Conduite Productions and Diversion Cinéma
  • The Hangman at Home produced by Late Love Production (Denmark) and Floréal Films (France)

PIXII Festival: Immersive Experiences

  • Cachalots: Plongée dans une Autre Conscience produced by Miluna Productions & Consulting
  • PUR – Que Dit La Nature? produced by France.tv Studio and France Inter
  • New Aesthetics Displays produced by Laboratoire de design de Nouvelle Aquitaine (Nouvelle Aquitaine design laboratory)
  • Lady Sapiens L’Expérience produced by Little Big Story
  • Furie d’Alésia, Une Histoire Immersive “Punk Antic” produced by OHRIZON
  • Sculpture Experience produced by Art of Corner and Réunion des Musées Nationaux RMN-GP (National Museums Group)
  • Georges Méliès: Fantaisies Virtuelles produced by Ubisoft