Yves Jeanneau, co-founder and CEO of France’s Sunny Side of the Doc, has died aged 69.
In a statement, Sunny Side of the Doc said Jeanneau died yesterday (November 14) in La Rochelle, surrounded by his loved ones.
He had recently celebrated the 30th edition of the event in June with an anniversary party in La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast
Jeanneau originally launched Sunny Side in the southern port city of Marseille alongside his late collaborator Olivier Masson in 1989. It now ranks as one of Europe’s oldest documentary and factual content-focused industry meetings.