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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 05 April 2019 till 13 April 2019

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), Maître du Réel (lifetime achievement section), Ateliers (tributes to renowned filmmakers), Focus (Country Focus), Doc Alliance.

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 none

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

2018


International Feature Length Competition
BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA by Rainer Komers (strandfilm, KOMERS.film-produktion),
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/UK/AU, Chromosom Film)
THE TRIAL by Maria Ramos (BR/DE/NL, Autentika Films)
THINKING LIKE A MOUNTAIN by Alexander Hick (Flipping the Coin Films)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)

Burning Lights Competition
AW RAH NYOOSH by Ben Neufeld
CASANOVA GENE (CASANOVAGEN) by Luise Donschen
PAMPARIOS by Florian Seufert (HFF Munich, Dreifilm, Pronoia)

National Competition
WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO? (WO BIST DU, JOÃO GILBERTO?) by Georges Gachot (CH/DE/FR, Neos Film)

Short and Medium Length Competition
THE ABSENCE OF APRICOTS by Daniel by Asadi Faezi (HFF Munich)
THE FEAR OF DYING IN TRANSIT (IM EREIGNISFALL) by Ian Purnell (KHM Köln)
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (UK/DE)
TOUCHING CONCRETE by Ilja Stahl (Weydemann Bros.)

Grand Angle
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus (PL/DE/FI, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Latitudes
AMAL by Mohamed Siam (EG/LB/DE/FR/NO/DK/QA, Sara Bökemeyer Produktion)

Opening Scenes
CONFLUENCE by Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez

Atelier Philip Scheffner
A/C by Philip Scheffner (pong)
AND-EK GHES... Colorado Velcu & Philip Scheffner (pong)
HAVARIE by Philip Scheffner (DE/FR, Blinker Filmproduktion, pong, Worklights Media)
THE DAY OF THE SPARROW (DER TAG DES SPATZEN) von Philip Scheffner (pong, Blinker Filmproduktion, worklights media production)
JURISTIC BODIES by Jörg Heitmann, Philip Scheffner (dogfilm)
REVISION by Philipp Scheffner (pong)
THE HALFMOON FILES by Philip Scheffner (pong)

Focus Serbia
DRAGAN WENDE-WEST BERLIN by Lena Müller and Dragan von Petrovic (DE/RS, von.müller.film)

Projections Spéciales
ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof (CH/DE, zero one 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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