Sunny Side of the Doc: Who came? Who won? Most attended session? And much more! Highlights of the successful 2021 Virtual Edition.

Here are the numbers that highlight the success of Sunny Side of the Doc 2021.

Delegates
  • Industry professionals: 1,500
  • Decision Makers: 380
  • Women: 58.5%
  • Countries: 58
Companies
  • Companies registered: 891
  • International: 68%
  • Exhibitors: 310
  • Contacts made: 1,025
Platform
  • Visits: 57,000
  • Projects/Programs: 475
  • One-to-one meetings: +1,000
  • Messages exchanged: 16,360
Audience
  • Hours of industry sessions: 53
  • Total sessions viewers: 6,126
  • Sessions average note: 4.3/5
  • SSD Guides views: 1,740
Social Media
  • Twitter followers: 8,444 (+371)
  • Facebook likes: 7,500 (+342)
  • Instagram followers: 1,700 (+550)

Pitches + Submissions

  • 260 project submissions from 37 countries
  • 42 pitches + 10 projects Talent Hub (Women/Central & Eastern Europe
  • 5 Works in Progress (Central & Eastern Europe)
  • 13 XR experiences (PiXii Festival)

Award-winners

Most Viewed Session
  • Netflix’s Kate Townsend (UK) & Dolores Emile (France) talk about development and pitching

Press Coverage

Congrats!!

  • It’s no small feat to maintain a vibrant and well-supported conference in the 2nd year of Covid.
  • That only happened because of the vision, passion, talent and hard work of the Sunny Side exec team and their support staff.
  • Congrats and thanks!!
  • I just can’t wait to return to beautiful La Rochelle in 2022!

Upcoming Coverage of Sunny Side 2021

  • My Meet The Executive sessions with PBS’s Sylvia Bugg and Ford Foundation’s Cara Mertes.
  • My post on a radical shift in programming strategy at Smithsonian Networks.

Sunny Side Decision Makers Guide

  • Coming soon: the “indispensable” new and updated guide to documentary decision-makers.
  • Watch out for more info and purchase instructions in Documentary Business.