Basque documentaries to be well represented at Sunny Side of the Doc

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Basque documentary makers will be returning to Sunny Side of the Doc this year with 24 documentary projects bearing the Basque Audiovisual label, created by the Basque audio-visual cluster EIKEN and the Etxepare Basque Institute. Some twenty industry professionals from 13 Basque production companies will meet in La Rochelle (France) to attend one of the year’s most important events for documentary makers. These figures consolidate the upward trend in attendance at the fair and reflect the positive state of the Basque documentary industry currently.

From today until Thursday 22, Basque companies will be present at one of the most important international showcasing events, annually attended by over 2,000 professionals (producers, distributors, broadcasters, digital operators) from sixty countries working in areas such as history, science, wildlife, and natural history documentary-making.

The Basque production companies that will be attending the event this year include Baleuko, Banatu Filmak, Doxa Producciones, Esrec, Fascina Producciones, Izar Films, Labrit Multimedia, Rec Grabaketa Estudioa, Sincro Producción, Sr. Y Sra., Taui Media, Arena Comunicación, and Zinea Sortzen, as well as Lau Haizetara, the documentary co-production forum organized every year by Ibaia (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country) within the framework of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Basque producers, accompanied by the Etxepare Basque Institute, will have a stand to attend potential customers and partners. While on a world level, Sunny Side of the Doc is useful for producers to publicize their films and break into foreign markets, it is also an excellent opportunity to finance projects and find new partners, and discover what is happening elsewhere in the sector.

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