Spring 2018 course and trip information will be released shortly.

The Business of Documentary
Sunny Side of the Doc Film Festival
La Rochelle, France: June 18 - 23, 2017

What to expect:

  • Register and complete MACS 364 (2nd 8-week Spring 2017 class)
  • Attend Sunny Side of the Doc Film Festival in La Rochelle, France (June 18 - 23, 2017)
  • Intern as a Documentary Producer at IPM to help create documentaries (Fall 2017)

Course Information:

Trip Information:

Post-Trip Internship at Illinois Public Media (IPM):

  • IPM is looking for motivated students to help produce documentaries.

About Sunny Side of the Doc - La Rochelle, France - 2017

With 2,000 delegates from 53 countries in attendance, the 27th edition of the international linear and interactive documentary market was a record-breaking year. 

This is the place where the internation documentary sector gathers over four days to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find partners. Challenging and thought-provoking conference sessions, pitch competitions with prizes, presentations by broadcasters from around the world, screenings and special events, all in a large exhibition and conference venue Espace Encan on the harbour side of La Rochelle.

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Kyle Potthast
University of Illinois
College of Media