Sunny Side of the Doc / Pixii Festival + IMZ Pitching Sessions

For the third time the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the global network for the performing arts film industry and host of Avant Première, joins forces with Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival, the internationally renowned market place for documentary + narrative experiences.

Avant Première 2022 shines a special spotlight on performing arts documentaries and offers filmmakers and producers the possibility to take their projects further!

New in the upcoming edition: a second pitching session exclusively dedicated to digital content within the performing arts - digital projects created through new convergences of documentary, culture and immersive technologies.

Submit your performing arts documentary OR your digital project now for a chance to win the unique opportunity to pitch directly to international decision makers and receive expert feedback on the spot.

What are we looking for?

How does ist work?

  • The Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival + IMZ Selection Committee pre-selects 4 proposals per pitching session among all submitted projects, which are then eligible to be presented at the Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival + IMZ Pitching Session at Avant Première 2022.

  • In addition, the members of the Jury, consisting of international industry experts, can request a One-on-One Follow Up Session, in which further details can be discussed.

  • Moreover, one project within each pitching session will win the chance to pitch once again in front of an international expert jury at Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival, taking place from 20-23 June 2022 in La Rochelle, France, as well as two free accreditations each for the event.


The two Juries consists of 5-6 internationally renowned experts + decision makers in the realm of performing arts documentary films and digital creation each. More details soon to follow.



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