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H-DAY at Sunny Side of the Doc 2015

Thursday 25th of June

This special History day labelled “H-DAY” aims at gathering all documentary professionals involved in history programming under one roof; allowing them to share their current problems and challenges within the genre and also showcase the most inspiring
history programmes.

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Have a first look at H-DAY Schedule !
9:00-10:00 The State of the Union Breakfast
What’s cooking with history? A visual, crowd-sourced situation report on history programming over breakfast. What make a deal, what doesn’t? What are they serving on your part of the globe?
Send clips (max. 60 sec.) for us to nibble at
Have your say on the special event page on Facebook and be prepared to break bread and share wisdom!
Produced & Moderated by Antje Boehmert & Marc Brasse 10:00-11:00 Meet the Executives
Leading international History commissioners introduce themselves, talk about their latest outstanding shows and outline the topics that they are looking for the upcoming season.
Don’t miss the opportunity to identify the best channels for your content.11:00-13:00 History Pitch
6 documentary projects will be pitched in front of an audience of specialised decision makers for their views, guided by two experienced moderators. The sessions is open to all.
Sponsored by PBS International.
Moderated by John Farren 13:00-14:30 H-Day Lunch
Join us for an invitation-only lunch with a renowned historian to talk about History and to network with colleagues and friends.
Produced & Moderated by Elizabeth Klinck 14:30-15:00 R&D History
Digital technology, social media and people power when applied to historical assets are a potent combination, increasing the discoverability of the archival material and the engagement of the public. This session centres on an outstanding example from the British Museum in partnership with the likes of Dartmouth College and Microsoft where the judicious application of technology has opened up a treasure trove of images and maps.
Produced & Moderated by Adam Gee 15:00-16:30 Panel : The future of History
There are New Slots, New Partners, and New Ways to get great stories told… and make money… if you only knew where to find them. Come to this panel and you will.
Top Broadcasters reveal how to twist history into groundbreaking primetime hits, Top Institutions reveal how the skills of history producers are transforming their visitors into fans, and Top Innovators reveal how new ways of storytelling can win big audiences online.
Moderated by Joseph Maxwell / Produced by Emma Parkins
Meet the Steering Committee for H-DAY



Antje Boehmert, Producer
Doc Days Productions – Germany

Adam Gee, Multiplatform & Online Video Commissioning Editor
Channel 4 – UK



Marc Brasse, Commissioning Editor
ARD/NDR – Germany

Elizabeth Klinck, Researcher History



John Farren, Creative Director
360 Production – UK

Emma Parkins, Executive Producer
360 Production – UK

CLICK HERE to find out more about their careers.

Calling for History projects!
Eszter Cseke and Andras Takacs (Spot Productions, Hungary) signed a co-production and distribution contract with AUTENTIC, six month after pitching the History project Children of Dictators at Sunny Side 2014.
We are looking for strong History projects, in advanced development or production, with appeal to international broadcasters, co-producers or other funders.The History Pitch will promote 6 documentary projectsselected by an international committee and to be pitched before an audience of specialised decision makers.
The deadline for projects submissions is
APRIL 23, 2015.
Sunny Side welcomes PBS International as Sponsor for H-Day
PBS International, widely recognized for bringing high-quality documentary, lifestyle, and children’s programming to the international marketplace, is the worldwide co-production and distribution division of PBS Distribution, a joint venture of PBS and WGBH-TV Boston—one of the largest producers of primetime programming for PBS in the United States. PBS International distributes PBS, WETA, WGBH (NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE), WNET and independent programs from around the world.Visit PBS International’s website
5 Questions to Marc Brasse, Commissioning Editor, History, ARD/NDR
How do you see history programming reinventing itself in order to engage new audiences? Marc Brasse: “Our documentaries, our films, our series have to find the way to the audience we are looking for. We have to attract  the younger generation  with our programmes – using new technologies, using modern ways of storytelling, thinking crossover between the digital and the linear world.”READ THE INTERVIEW

Contact us for more info on H-DAY     Phone:+33 5 46 55 79 79
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