Thursday 12 April 2018

16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

19:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

Friday 13 April 2018

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

14:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2017/2018 available online and in 30 screening booths.

16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

19:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

22:00

Party Party!

Adolpho & Franky
Folklor d'influences

Saturday 14 April 2018

09:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 20:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2017/2018 available online and in 30 screening booths.

09:30

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.

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

11:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 15:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

At 14:00 a tour through the exhibition lead by Delphine Schacher and Thomas, one of the persons photographed for this exhibit.

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.

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

15:00

Rough Cut Lab

Duration: until 18:30

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. 

Up to Down by Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti | Italy – Arci Movie

16:00

Industry Rendez-vous

Duration: until 17:00

Guest Industry experts across distribution, sales and festival sectors are available for short individual meetings. An opportunity to receive personal advice and meet future partners. 

16:00

Vernissage: Moritz de Hadeln – Mister Filmfestival

Duration: until 17:00

The book by Moritz de Hadeln "Mister Filmfestival" will be presented during a discussion (in French) moderated by Beat Glur, in the presence of the author Christian Jungen and of Moritz de Hadeln, founder of Visions du Réel in 1969 and director of the Berlinale from 1980 to 2001.

17:00

SWAN @ Visions du Réel : Let’s meet for a drink!

Duration: until 18:00

Come for a drink; stay to network. SWAN Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network promotes and connects women in the audiovisual industry.

17:30

Apéro 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 audiovisual works.

21:00

Musical opening night in Gland

22:00

Party Party!

HAPAX 21 (DJ SET)
House/Funk/Disco

22:00

Concert at La Parenthèse

Gipsy Rufina
Folk/Country
Italy

Sunday 15 April 2018

10:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

10:15

Ecumenical Celebration

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

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

10:30

New Media Use & Documentary Film (FOCAL)

Duration: until 14:30

How do stories find an audience in a shifting media world? How do new media influence the documentary film? Swiss journalist Hansi Voigt tries storytelling using a range of vectors and has now ventured to make his first long documentary film: Gülsha und Noëmi

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

14:30

Augmented Reality: Case Studies and Panel Talk (i dw)

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

Duration: until 18:30

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. 

Welcome to my Home by Maria Müller | Switzerland - Mira Film GmbH

16:30

Meet the Festivals

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

19:30

Students' Meeting

Duration: until 22:00

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

21:00

Party Party!

Delia Meshlir (concert)
Folk/Rock

DJ Betty Bossa
Trrropical Krrraut

Monday 16 April 2018

09:30

Rough Cut Lab

Duration: until 13:00

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. 

I Owe You a Letter About Brazil by Carol Benjamin | Brazil - Muiraquitã Filmes, Daza Filmes, Videofilmes

10:00

Filming Otherness

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

14:30

Rough Cut Lab

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. 

 

Stasis by Mantas Kvedaravicius | Lithuania, France, Ukraine – Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films, ESSE Production House, Rouge International

15:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

16:00

SWISS FILMS Market Preview

Duration: until 18:00

In collaboration with Visions du Réel, SWISS FILMS presents six promising Swiss documentary films in production, which are about to be launched on the festival circuit and worldwide distribution. 

Chaco (Argentina, Italy, Switzerland)
16:15
  • Daniele Incalcaterra, Fausta Quattrini
  • 110'
  • 2018
  • International Premiere
  • Argentina, Italy, Switzerland
16:30

Focus Serbia Talk

Duration: Until 18:30

Via discussions and case studies our Serbian guests – directors, producers, film institutions – explore the Serbian contemporary documentary landscape as well as the current (co-)production and funding situation across the film Depth Two (the film will also be screened the same day at 12:00, Salle Colombière). 

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by SWISS FILMS

19:30

Focus Reception

Duration: Until 21:00

Meet our Focus guests in a Serbian-flavoured reception. 

22:00

Party Party!

DJ Phil
Greatest Beats

Tuesday 17 April 2018

09:30

Focus Serbia Pitch & One to One

Duration: Until 13:00

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

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

13:30

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

14:00

Docs in Progress

Duration: Until 18:00

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

17:00

Industry Rendez-vous

Duration: until 18:00

 

Guest Industry experts across distribution, sales and festival sectors are available for short individual meetings. An opportunity to receive personal advice and meet future partners. 

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by Pitch the Doc

20:00

Guest Reception + Awards Ceremony

Duration: Until 22:00

Take a break and join us for a glass and some traditional Swiss food and meet other Industry professionals while discovering the awarded projects and films of the Docs in Progress, Focus Serbia, Rough Cut Lab and Opening Scenes section.

22:00

Party Party! – BEOGRAD CALLING

Dunav (concert)
Pop/Folk serbe

DJ Singh
Ex-Yugoslavian music

Wednesday 18 April 2018

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.

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

10:30

Creative Networking: Music and Sound in Documentaries (SSFV/SMECA)

Duration: until 12:30

from the creation of the first musical sketches to the final soundtrack, this discussion is based on three real cases: Chris the Swiss (2018), The Day the Sun Fell (2015), The Congo Tribunal (2017).

12:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

15:00

Les Déchets Sauvages

Award ceremony of the Ville de Nyon's art competition "Les Déchets Sauvages" for elementary schools, whose aim it is to raise awareness about littering. Followed by the vernissage of its art exhibition.

16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

16:00

Stir it Up! New Ideas on Flexible Distribution Models

Duration: until 12:30

The distribution of films is changing; new ideas and strategies on how to bring films to the public are necessary. Can we still stick to the traditional chronological approach of separated windows and players to reach the audience, or do we need new cooperations? A panel about best practices to address, build and profile audiences.

17:30

Meet the Distributors

Duration: until 18:30

Discover the editorial line of local distributors present at the festival. What are their strategies to reach a broad and/or specific public, how they deal with the challenges and opportunities of the digital era?

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by DocuDays

19:30

Pitching du Réel Reception

Duration: until 21:00

Project teams and international professionals are invited by the town of Nyon to a reception at the château de Nyon. 

22:00

Party Party! – KARAOKE TIME

Karaoke by Amal
Groove by DJ Maho

Thursday 19 April 2018

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.

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

12:30

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

Chaco (Argentina, Italy, Switzerland)
13:00
  • Daniele Incalcaterra, Fausta Quattrini
  • 110'
  • 2018
  • International Premiere
  • Argentina, Italy, Switzerland
14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

16:15

Co-Production Meeting: Wallonia Brussels Federation & Switzerland (Day 1)

Duration: until 19:30

16:30

Web Series Doc

Duration: 120'

Award ceremony for the best Web Series Doc 2018 projects, and screening of the 2017 series winners.

The Trial (Brazil, Netherlands, Germany)
18:00
  • Maria Augusta Ramos
  • 139'
  • 2018
  • International Premiere
  • Brazil, Netherlands, Germany
18:30

Musical event in Gland

Afterwork evening with the collectif Swing High
jazz/swing/dance

18:30

Magic Hour

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by Freestudios

22:00

Party Party!

Le Club des Sales Gosses
Italian "colona sonora" / Crossover / Boogaloo / Rock / Afro

22:00

Concert at La Parenthèse

Máni Orrason
Alternative/Indie
Iceland

Friday 20 April 2018

09:00

Media Library

Duration: until 17:00

A selection of more than 400 creative documentary films from 2017/2018 available online and in 30 screening booths.

09:15

Co-Production Meeting: Wallonia Brussels Federation & Switzerland (Day 2)

10:00

Media & Society: The Role of TV (EDN)

Duration: until 12:00

Following the spirit of EDN’s Media & Society Initiative, commissioning editors from public broadcasters discuss the role of television for creative documentary and the civil society in the digital era, in present and future.

10:30

Morning Talks

Duration: until 12:30

Every morning, come and meet the filmmakers who presented a film the previous day. The members of the selection committee of Visions du Réel host these daily encounters; informal debates where one is invited to share his/her experiences and film practices.

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.

16:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 19:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

17:00

After No Billag: Gilles Marchand and the SRG SSR in discussion with the audiovisual Industry

Duration: until 18:30

In cooperation with Cinébulletin.

19:00

Espace Jeunesse

Duration: until the start of the last screening of the day at Théâtre de Marens

Discover the works from budding filmmakers aged 4 to 26 years old!

22:00

Party Party! – CLOSING PARTY

Quiet Island (concert)
Pop/Folk

Bongo Joe DJs (Mattiø & WTF)
Éclectisme musical

Saturday 21 April 2018

11:00

Exposition Delphine Schacher

Duration: until 15:00

6-21 April, exhibition by the Vaud photographer Delphine Schacher, notably winner of the Artistic Prize of the Ville de Nyon in 2014, and finalist of the Swiss Photo Award 2016, whose work features on the Festival’s poster this year.

14:00

Virtual Reality

Duration: in the entrance hall of the Grande Salle (Salle Communale), until 20:00

Hors-cadre is a series of virtual reality films, produced by RTS and directed by DNA Studios, which immerses users in the famous works of Swiss painters and artists. Visions du Réel will present the first two episodes of the series: L’Île des Morts by Basel painter Arnold Böcklin, narrated by Yann Marguet, and Intimités by Lausanne painter Félix Vallotton, an episode premiered at the Festival. A new way to discover these paintings and their histories, from the inside.