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Nyon International Documentary Film Festival - Visions du Reel

"Visions du Réel" Festival International de Cinéma Nyon
Place du Marché 2
1260 Nyon
Switzerland
phone + 41 22 365 44 55
fax + 41 22 365 44 50
http://www.visionsdureel.ch
email: contact@visionsdureel.ch

Member of Doc Alliance


Czech Republic
http://www.dafilms.com

Artistic Director
Emilie Bujès
ebujes@visionsdureel.ch

Year of Foundation 1969

Event Date from 24 April 2020 till 02 May 2020

in Nyon, Switzerland

International Competition

Sections International Feature Film Competition, Burning Lights Competition (new vocabularies and expressions), National Competition, International Medium Length and Short Film Competition, Grand Angle (films by renowned filmmakers), Latitudes (panorama of current documentary practices), Opening Scenes (section dedicated to first short films or student films), Other Sections (The Festival also has non-competitive sections that are not open for submissions and are programmed by the Artistic Direction in collaboration with Visions du Réel’s Selection Committee)

Terms of Entry productions may not be older than one year; short, medium-length and long films; for the competitive sections only World, International or European Premieres are accepted

Subtitles English subtitles necessary French subtitles recommended

Format DCP

Registration Deadline For films finished before end of September 2018: 15 October 2018
For films finished before March 15th: 21 December 2018

Fees 20,- CHF

Attendance Figures 28,000

Participants of the Film Industry almost 1,000 representatives of the most important national and international media; buyers and program designers of all kinds, as well as delegates from the larger festivals

Prizes/Awards - International Competition Feature Films: Sesterce d’Or for the best feature film (CHF 20.000), Jury Prize for the most innovative feature film (CHF 10.000)
- International Competition Medium-length: Sesterce d’Or for the best medium-length film (CHF 10.000), Jury Prize for the most innovative medium-length film (CHF 5.000)
- International Competition Short Films: Sesterce d’Or for the best short film (CHF 5.000), Jury Prize for the most innovative short film (CHF 2.500)
- Regard Neuf: Sesterce d’Argent Regard Neuf (CHF 10.000), Regard Neuf Special Prize (CHF 5.000)
- Grande Angle: Audience Award Sesterce d’Argent Prix du Public (CHF 10.000)
- Helvétiques: Sesterce d’Argent for the best film (CHF 15.000), Jury Prize for the most innovative film (CHF 10.000)
- Premiers Pas: Prize for the best film (CHF 3.000)
- Interreligious Jury: CHF 5.000 within international competition films dealing with meaning and sense of direction in life
- Buyens-Chagoll Prize: for a film of humanist dimension (CHF 5.000)

German Films

2019

International Feature Length Competition
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME (HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT) by Thomas Heise (DE/AT, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
OUT OF PLACE by Friederike Güssefeld (Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion)

Burning Lights Competition
ANIMALS (TIERE) by Jonas Spriesterbach (Leykauf Film)
IN THE NAME OF SCHEHERAZADE OR THE FIRST BEERGARDEN IN TEHRAN by Narges Kalhor (Oasys Digital, University of Television and Film Munich)

National Competition
A DONKEY CALLED GERONIMO (DER ESEL HIESS GERONIMO) By Bigna Tomschin, Arjun Talwar (DE/CH, Lo-Fi Films)
TASTE OF HOPE by Laura Coppens (CH/DE, Srikandi Films)

Short and Medium Length Competition
AGAIN (NOCH EINMAL) by Mario Pfeifer (blackboardfilms, Papermoon Films, Mario Pfeifer Studio)
RIAFN by Hannes Lang (Petrolio Film)
TRANSIT CIRCLE by Stephan Knauss

Grand Angle
GODS OF MOLENBEEK by Reetta Huhtanen (FI/BE/DE, Tondowski Films & Friends)
HI, A.I. by Isa Willinger (Kloos & Co. Medien)
KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND by Aboozar Amini (AF/JP/NL/DE, Color of May)

Opening Scenes
DEAD SEA DYING by Katharina Rabl, Rebecca Zehr (taro films)

Maître du Réel Werner Herzog
FATA MORGANA by Werner Herzog (Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
FITZCARRALDO by Werner Herzog (PE/DE, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
GASHERBRUM - THE DARK GLOW OF THE MOUNTAINS (GASHERBRUM - DER LEUCHTENDE BERG) by Werner Herzog (Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
INTO THE INFERNO by Werner Herzog (UK/CA/DE, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
LA SOUFRIÈRE by Werner Herzog (Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
LESSONS OF DARKNESS by Werner Herzog (DE/UK/FR, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY by Werner Herzog (DE/FR/UK, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog, André Singer (UK/US/DE, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
MY BEST FIEND (MEIN LIEBSTER FEIND) by Werner Herzog (DE/UK/US, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
THE GREAT ECSTASY OF WOODCARVER STEINER (DIE GROSSE EKSTASE DES BILDSCHNITZERS STEINER) by Werner Herzog (Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
THE WILD BLUE YONDER by Werner Herzog (    DE/FR/UK, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)
WINGS OF HOPE (SCHWINGEN DER HOFFNUNG AKA JULIANES STURZ IN DEN DSCHUNGEL) by Werner Herzog (DE/UK, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion)

Atelier Tariq Teguia
ROME RATHER THAN YOU by Tariq Teguia (DZ/FR/DE, Flying Moon Filmproductions)

Projections Spéciales
#FEMALE PLEASURE by Barbara Miller (CH/DE, INDI Film)


Number of Films Shown 150 films from 45 different countries

Media Coverage intensive media coverage in the Swiss print press and on TV; good response in European daily and weekly newspapers and in European trade papers

Evaluation Nyon is one of the oldest and most important documentary film festivals in Europe. In 1995 a new management was appointed. Renamed from then on « Visions du Réel », the event very quickly made a name for itself as one of the most important rendez-vous of this speciality cinema, both in Switzerland and on the international scene.
Doc Outlook is an international marketplace annexed to the Festival and a meeting point for film-industry players. Participation is restricted to producers, film distributors, sales agents, TV market representatives, festival delegates, and cinema operators.

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