Thursday 20 April 2017

Friday 21 April 2017

14:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

22:00

Let's Dance!


Discover the "All Styles" music by TUCCOS & STIMOROL !

Saturday 22 April 2017

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

10:30

Prix RTS: Perspectives d'un Doc

Duration: until 13:00

Initiated by Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), this competition aims to promote creative documentary filmmaking in French-speaking Switzerland. 7 selected projects are presented.

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

13:00

Producers' soup

Duration: until 14:15

Come and share a soup with your fellow producer colleagues from different parts of Switzerland and the international community: input, networking and exchange.

14:30

Docs from the inside: "Hairy" by Anka Schmid

Duration: until 15:30

An invitation to share the very personal process of filmmaking from project development to shooting and editing, from within and during the process itself. Why did the filmmaker take certain decisions on the way, which options were left behind?

15:00

Rough Cut Lab 1

Duration: until 18:00

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

17:30

Cinéforom & Zürcher Filmstiftung

Duration: until 19:00

Cinéforom (the regional film support fund of the French-speaking part of Switzerland) and the Zurich Film Foundation are gathering to present during this aperitif the sphere of their operation in the field of the regional support of the audiovisual works and the statistical trends observed in 2016. 

19:00

Musical event in Gland


Dance Party ! Movements and music with CENTRE IMPRO!

20:00

Generation – Students' Meeting

Duration: until 22:00

A Students' Meeting is organised as part of the Generation Programme for film students to meet each other.

21:30

Musical event in Gland


Discover a beautiful concert of Gipsy Jazz with the band GADJO!

22:00

Let's Dance!


QUESADILLAS JR. presents a Techno and Deep House session!

22:00

Let's Dance! @La Parenthèse


Visions du Réel and La Parenthèse are coming together to offer more music! Tonight with THE LEGENDARY LIGHTNESS (CH).

Sunday 23 April 2017

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

10:15

Ecumenical celebration

Duration: 60'

The reformed and catholic parishes of Nyon jointly invite the Jury Interreligieux and all interested parties, irrespective of their religion.

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

10:30

How do I tell my story?

Duration: until 14:30

Tamara Trampe and Cornelia Klauss ask how we can reach the subjectivity with our material and develop a unique individual style. In this workshop dialogue, they distill the essence of their experience as filmmakers and dramatic advisers.

14:30

Market Consultancy

Duration: until 15:30

Learn how to promote your films, find a sales agent, define a distribution strategy or get to know the basics of the film industry from our international expert.

14:30

Virtual Reality: Case Studies & Round Table

Duration: until 17:30

Case studies and a discussion to explore what VR really brings to the table for documentary makers.

15:00

Rough Cut Lab 2

Duration: Until 18:00

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

16:30

Festivals in the Spotlight

Duration: until 18:00

Programmers tell their visions and selection criteria and explain how they observe and analyse local and international film production.

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by HEAD – Genève

22:00

Let's Dance!

TROPICAL BLUE MASTER CLASH shows you a inflamed tropical party!

Monday 24 April 2017

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

09:30

Rough Cut Lab 3

Duration: Until 12:30

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

10:00

Post-production funds and how to use them in the best way

Duration: until 11:30

More and more producers and filmmakers are looking for postproduction funding and exposure as a significant part of their financing plan. Representatives of the Doha Film Institute and Venice Production Bridge talk about their funds and the do's and don'ts.

10:00

Festivals' Connection

Duration: until 11:30

This activity dedicated specifically to festivals’ representatives is meant as an opportunity for sharing international best practice and together finding routes to face shared challenges

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

11:45

‘Pitch the Doc’ Presentation - Making documentary pitching different!

Duration: until 12:30

‘Pitch the Doc’ is an innovative online platform that significantly changes the documentary pitching process by making it available anytime and anywhere for film professionals around the world. 

14:00

Should the protagonists of creative documentaries be paid?

Duration: until 15:30

Should protagonists get paid for their participation in the film? Experts will discuss the ethical and practical aspects involved in this question.

14:30

Rough Cut Lab 4

Duration: Until 17:30

Dedicated to teams of a first or second film in its final production stages, the Rough Cut Lab gives them coaching, expert advice and privileged access to decision makers. The idea is to assist filmmakers in finding the best way to finish their films. 

14:30

Market Consultancy

Duration: until 15:30

Learn how to promote your films, find a sales agent, define a distribution strategy or get to know the basics of the film industry from our international expert.

15:30

Ride your tiger! How to speak in public

Duration: until 17:00

You have to pitch or present your film, open a festival, give an award acceptance speech, or do well in a Q&A, interview, press conference or as a guest on a podium. You will learn what is important to be successful and convincing. 

16:30

DOCM Rendez-vous

Duration: until 17:30

Guest DOCM experts across distribution, sales and festival sectors are available for short individual meetings. 

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by Freestudios (CH)

22:00

Let's Dance!


Discover the greatest songs of all the time with LE CLUB DES SALES GOSSES!

Tuesday 25 April 2017

09:00

Focus Talk

Duration: Until 11:30

Via discussions and case studies our South African guests – directors, producers, fillm institutions – explore the South African contemporary documentary landscape as well as the current (co-)production and funding situation. 

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

11:45

Focus pitch & meetings

Duration: Until 16:30

Five projects from South Africa will be presented, and producers, distributors, programmers, sales representatives and the jury will have the opportunity to meet the project teams individually. 

14:00

Audience development

Duration: Until 15:00

Engaging audiences and planning communication strategies can both benefit from using journalistic skills. Matching real-world stories with real-world public interest: Practical tips and case studies. 

15:30

Docs in Progress

Duration: Until 18:30

Docs in Progress presents a selection of six feature documentaries in their final stages. 

16:30

DOCM Rendez-vous

Duration: until 17:30

Guest DOCM experts across distribution, sales and festival sectors are available for short individual meetings. 

17:00

Updating the archive

Duration: Until 18:30

Reminders from the past, archival images bear a visual witness of what has once existed. Presenting the “real”, they are potentially precious for documentary creation. This roundtable aims to shed light on how the practical and aesthetical aspects intertwine in a documentary lm production process. 

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by EYE Film Institute Netherlands & Netherlands Film Fund (NL)

19:45

DOCM Get Togheter

Duration: Until 22:30

The gathering of all DOCM accredited professionals. Take a glass (offered by ChileDoc), grab a hot fondue, and take some funny and memorable photos!

20:15

Docs in Progress & Focus Awards

Duration: Until 20:30

visions sud est will award a 10.000 CHF prize to the most promising projet. The Swiss fund visions sud est sup- ports cinematographic productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The best Docs in Progress' project will be awarded a prize: Raggio Verde will offer subtitling to the winner.
 

22:00

Let's Dance!


Discover all the greatest beats with DJ PHIL !

Wednesday 26 April 2017

08:30

Pitching du Réel

Duration: until 18:45

Fifteen feature-length film projects will be presented and discussed in round tables and one-to-one meetings with potential partners, commissioning editors, producers, distributors and funders.

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

11:00

Audience Engagement for Documentaries

Duration: until 12:30

The right strategy combined with effective use of social networks allows filmmakers and producers to connect with their audiences and build a community of followers. 

14:00

Web Series Doc


Award ceremony of the first edition of the Web Series Doc competition.

17:00

Seizing the invisible: the vital role of sound in documentaries

Duration: until 18:30

The SSFV – Syndicat suisse film et vidéo – invites film professionals and sound specialists to discuss the interaction between technique and aesthetics in the process of creating a soundtrack.

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by DOCUDAYS UA

22:00

Let's Dance!


From Disco music to House music, BATA – MAJI (collectif Hapax 21) offers you a groovy night!

Thursday 27 April 2017

08:30

Pitching du Réel

Duration: until 16:00

Fifteen feature-length film projects will be presented and discussed in round tables and one-to-one meetings with potential partners, commissioning editors, producers, distributors and funders.

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

10:30

International Co-production Case Study: Ouaga Girls

Duration: Until 12:00

The producers will talk about their experience, the process of financial, artistic and logistical collaboration and their ideas for a proper festival and distribution strategy. 

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

14:00

Vod & Distribution à la carte

Duration: Until 15:30

Today’s documentary-seeking public has access to a plethora of VoD platforms, each with their characteristics, within a maze-like online offer. This raises essential questions about the film market.

16:30

Doc & Art

Duration: Until 18:00

An exchange of experiences on the differences and similarities between production and distribution in the fields of visual artist films and cinema. 

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

Join us for daily drinks to meet other professionals in a casual atmosphere.

Hosted by Les Vins de Nyon

19:30

Musical event in Gland


Pop-rock show with the band Kadisha!

19:30

Animation musicale à Gland


Concert pop-rock du groupe Kashida!

19:30

Musical event in Gland


Concert pop-rock du groupe Kashida!

22:00

Let's Dance!


A African night offers by DJ MAHO!

22:00

Musical event in Gland


Pop-rock show with the band Kadisha.

22:00

Let's Dance! @La Parenthèse


Visions du Réel and La Parenthèse are coming together to offer more music! Tonight with PANDORE (FR)

Friday 28 April 2017

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 17:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2016/2017 available online and in 30 screening booths. 

09:30

Archidoc Pitching

Duration: Until 11:30

Archidoc is an archive-based documentary film development workshop aimed at directors, run by La Fémis, the French national filmschool. 

10:30

Forum

Duration: 120'

A daily debate with filmmakers: the Forum is an informal discussion between directors and their audience, attended by the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day.

22:00

Let's Dance! – Closing party


Let's dance till the end of the night with MAH'MOOD & WTF!
The Closing party is organised in collaboration with La Parenthèse and the Collectif Hapax 21.