Pitching Session "Performing Arts Documentary"

Linear documentary stories exploring any aspect of the performing arts – be it an artist’s portrait or a historical/genre specific documentary focusing on any music + dance content. Proposals in development or production that combine quality, originality + innovation are welcome.

The selected pitches

The Last Gladiators in the Opera Ring - Of the Devine Voice in Confusing Times

Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion GmbH / Stefan Schneider

A moving journey exploring the possibilities of the human voice - introducing fearless voice gladiators and those who have just begun their ascend to the operatic Olymp, the production follows the Last Gladiators in their quest for the perfect sound.

Time, No Changes: Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet

Auditorium Films / Chloé Chevrier

Focusing on the music, the band dynamic and how it all came to an end, the production unfolds the magic that is Miles Davis and his group of exceptional young musicians, who are concidered to be the most influential force in jazz. This is the untold story of Miles Davis.

Breaking Music 02 - Klezmer

AMC Networks International – Latin America / Marcelo Lezama

Prominent violin and cello performers Kristine and Margarita Balanas receive a strange anonymous proposal, which leads them to embark on a mystical adventure, diving into the Klezmer music world and ending up narrating their musical discovery in front of a live audience.

This is not a Kanga **Winning Pitch

Wonder Maria / Bruno Cabral

Some of Africa’s most amazing artists guide us through their creative processes and personal memories - transforming contemporary art into a portal unveiling the vibrant, modern, but also historical and contradictory Africa of today.

Women who dance

Ping&Pong Productions + Rendez-vous en terre promise / Dominique Guerin

A voyage through dance as an ode to Israeli women, who are a source of life and inspiration, and who offer a distillation of freedom that lights up a potential path toward peace. Presented by Ping&Pong Productions and Rendez-vous en terre promise.


Jean-Jacques Peretti

Editorial line at Sunny Side of the Doc

At Sunny Side of the Doc, the internationally renowned market place for documentary + factual content, Jean-Jacques Peretti is in charge of the editorial line together with their CEO Roman Jeanneau. As such he organises panels, case studies and pitching sessions. Previously, Jean-Jacques has worked in Paris as a production manager with many companies for ten years.



Each pitch lasts 15 minutes in total, whereas 7 minutes have to comprise the presentation of the project including a trailer and 8 minutes are reserved for a Q&A with the expert Jury and the audience of industry professionals.

Moreover, any member of the expert Jury can request a private Follow Up Session, in which further details can be discussed and clarified. This is a unique opportunity to get precious one-on-one time with decision makers and initiate fruitful collaborations for your project!



  • Digital Creation Pitching Session (open to the public)
    14 February 2022, 14:00 – 14:45
  • Performing Arts Documentary Pitching Session (open to the public)
    14 February 2022, 14:45-16:15
  • One-on-One Follow Up Sessions (not open to the public)
    14 February 2022, 17:30-18:30
  • Pitching Session at Sunny Side of the Doc / Pixii Festival 2022
    Between 20-23 June 2022
    La Rochelle, France
    More information on www.sunnysideofthedoc.com


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