Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon

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

Tel: +41223654455
Fax: +41223654450

2017, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Sun 8th Jan 17
Fri 21st Apr to Sat 29th Apr

2016, Finished
Fri 15th Apr to Sat 23rd 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).


About 3000 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 feature films)
- Helvétiques (selection of feature and medium lenght Swiss films)
- Premiers Pas (short films by film school graduates)
- Grand Angle (best of other major international festivals)

- The Focus presents a panoramic view on the contemporary film production of a country, thus highlighting its social, cultural and human contexts (Focus 2017: South Africa).
- 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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A submission fee of CHF 20.- applies for each film.

Recent Festival News News
7th Nov 2016 Pitching du Réel, Rough Cut Lab and Docs in Progress - call for film projects  
7th Nov 2016 Confirmation of Visions du Réel’s success and the final stretch for Lucian...  
7th Nov 2016 Heading towards South Africa and the new poster Visions du Réel 2017 in the ...  
18th May 2015 2015 Award winners: An exceptional 46th edition: Record audience figures and ...  
18th May 2015 Sesterce d'or Prix Maître du Réel Raiffeisen awarded to Barbet Schroeder  
18th May 2015 Visions du Réel opens its 46th edition in the name of freedom of expression  
18th May 2015 Avant-Premiere and opening night programme  
18th May 2015 Freedom of expression and the emergence of exceptional women for the Festival...  
18th May 2015 An Avant-Première that packs a punch / Official Festival trailer released  
18th May 2015 Focus: Honouring Georgia’s creative impetus with 6 projects and 15 films  
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