Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon

Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon
Visions du Réel
Place du Marche 2
Nyon, Switzerland

Tel: +41223654455
Fax: +41223654450

2015, Finished
Fri 17th Apr to Sat 25th Apr



Festival Overview

Visions du Réel is the only “cinéma du reel” festival in Switzerland, and one of the most important in the world. It draws a large audience of film-lovers and cinema professionals, and is one of the rare international festivals in Switzerland to present a majority of documentary films in world or international premiere screenings. The Festival Visions du Réel also constitutes a venue for one of the most important European documentary film markets: the Doc Outlook-International Market (DOCM).


Founded in 1969 under the name of "Nyon International Documentary Film Festival", it was renamed
"Visions du Réel" in 1995. It is currently presided by former Swiss State Councillor Claude Ruey and is under the artistic directorship of Luciano Barisone.


About 3500 films are carefully watched by the selection committee, and up to 160 films are chosen for the programme.

- International Competition (feature, medium-length and short films)
- Regard Neuf (international competition for first or second feature films)
- Helvétiques (selection of feature and medium lenght Swiss films)
- Grand Angle (best of other major international festivals)
- Premiers Pas (short films by film school graduates)

- The Focus presents a panoramic view on the contemporary film production of a country, thus highlighting its social, cultural and human contexts (Focus 2015: Georgia).
- The Maître du Réel and the Ateliers, tributes to acknowledged filmmakers, provide the opportunity to attend live film master classes.
- Through its Forum, the Festival is willing to encourage discussions between the public and cinema professionals.


Open to the public

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There are no entry fees associated with this festival

Recent Festival News News
22nd Oct 2014 Call for projects for the next Pitching du Réel 21-23 April 2015  
22nd Oct 2014 FOCUS 2015: A voyage into the heart of Georgia  
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