Ken-ichi Imamura Mathieu Bejot

Director of strategy and development
Sunny Side Of The Doc | France

Mathieu Béjot is the Director of Strategy and Development for Sunny Side of the Doc, the international documentary market held every June in France since 1990. He is the founder and CEO of Connoisseur Media, a consulting company focusing on international promotion, marketing and strategy and is also currently a Senior Advisor to BEAJ (the Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan). From 2000 to 2018, he was the Executive Director of TV France International, the association of French TV program exporters. Prior to that, he worked as a cultural attaché in charge of creative industries at the French Embassy in Canada (1988-1993), Hong Kong (1994-1997) and Japan (1997-2000).

Institute/ Organization Profile
"Sunny Side of the Doc is the international marketplace dedicated to linear and non-linear documentary and cultural content. Every June, the event brings together decision makers, producers, filmmakers, sales agents and funders to support the international financing of documentary projects and the circulation of completed programs. The 4-day market offers unique creative, business and networking opportunities for the 2,200+ participants from 60 countries through a mix of high-level pitching sessions, panels on the latest industry trends and an exhibition hall. Its digital storytelling strand, PiXii Festival, is both a showcase and a marketplace for non-linear cultural content, encompassing VR, AR, 3D imaging, 3D sound, AI, Apps, Social content and digital native stories. The 33rd Sunny Side of the Doc will be held in La Rochelle from June 20-23, 2022. Sunny Side also engages the doc community with year-long online activities. "