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Cinéma du Réel International Documentary Film Festival, Paris

Cinéma du Réel – Bibliothèque publique d’information
25 rue du Renard
75197 Paris Cedex 04
phone +33 1 44 78 45 16
fax +33 1 44 78 12 24
email: cinereel@bpi.fr

Artistic Director
Maria Bonsanti

Managing director
Ms. Aude Erenberk

Year of Foundation 1979

Event Date from 15 March 2019 till 24 March 2019

in Paris, France

International Competition

Sections International Competition; French Competition; Competition for First Feature Films; Short Film Competition; Retrospective Programme

Terms of Entry Films submitted can be short, medium or feature length documentaries; they must have been completed after April 2016 and must be French premieres

Subtitles English subtitles recommended French subtitles recommended

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, DigiBeta, HDV Cam, Mini DV, DVCam, DVC ProHD, DCP, Digital File, Blu-ray, BetaSP, HDCAM

Registration Deadline Films completed between April 1st and August 31st 2018: 12th October 2018.
Films completed after September 1st 2018: 23th November 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 25,000

Participants of the Film Industry 500 professionals: 140 producers, 40 distributors, 20 televison programme commissioners, 40 film school teachers, 80 programmers (festivals, theatres etc.), 40 officials and sponsors, 60 librarians, 80 journalists

Prizes/Awards Cinéma du Réel Grand Prize (€ 8,000), Short Film Prize (€ 2,500), Joris Ivens Prize (€ 7,000), Scam International Prize (€ 5,000), Library Award (€ 2,500), Patrimony Award (2,500), Institut Francais - Louis Marcorelles Prize, Youth Jury Award (€ 2,500), Intangible Heritage Award (€ 2,500), Original Joris Ivens Music Award

German Films


International Competition
KINSHASA MAKAMBO by Dieudo Hamadi (CD/FR/CH/DE/QA/NO, Bärbel Mauch Film)
ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS by Kristina Konrad (DE/UY, weltfilm)

International Competition for First Films
BEYOND THE ONE by Anna Marziano (FR/DE, Joon Films)

International Competition for Short Films
TWO BASILICAS (ZWEI BASILIKEN) by Heinz Emigholz (DK/DE, Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion)

VICTORY DAY by Sergei Loznitsa (Imperativ Film)
EXTINCTION by Salomé Lamas (PT/DE, Mengamuk Films)
GOOD LUCK by Ben Russell (DE/FR, CaSk Film)

For Another ‘68
BRECHT DIE MACHT DER MANIPULATEURE by Helke Sander (DE/FI, German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), 1968)
DE OPRESSO LIBER by Carlos Bustamante (German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), 1968)
WHITE CHRISTMAS by Harun Farocki (German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), 1968)

Number of Films Shown over 100 films from 32 countries

Media Coverage 80 journalists, both national and international, attended the last edition of the festival

Evaluation Cinéma du Réel has a long tradition. The festival is one of the most important documentary festivals in France. Traditionally, Cinéma du Réel which was founded by by the public library (Bibliothèque publique d’information) focuses on visual anthropology and social documentation with cinematographic qualities and a strong presence of the filmmaker’s point of view.

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