Visions du Réel, a springboard for Swiss films | DOK Leipzig

The Film Market from the DOK Leipzig Festival will put the Swiss films selected by Visions du Réel 2012 under the spotlight.

Visions du Réel is proud to announce that 9 out of 10 Swiss documentary films selected for the Film Market at the DOK Leipzig Festival are indeed films that were programmed by Visions du Réel in April 2012, most of them as world premieres.

«Our Festival thus absolutely operates as a springboard for the Swiss production on an international level», Luciano Barisone (Festival Director) explains. «The selected and awarded films from Visions du Réel travel, and this is very promising! On a national level, more than half of our films have already been or are about to be screened in cinemas», he adds. Winner of the Great Prize SSA/Suissimage for the best Swiss feature film of all sections at Visions du Réel 2012, HIVER NOMADE (by Manuel von Stürler), is part of the DOK Leipzig Market selection. (Prize winners Visions du Réel 2012)

The Swiss documentary films selected for the DOK Market in Leipzig and previously screened at Visions du Réel:

A HOME FAR AWAY (Peter Entell)

DAS BESSERE LEBEN IST ANDERSWO (Rolando Colla)

DUR D’ÊTRE DIEU (Antoine Cattin and Pavel Kostomarov)

CAPITAINE THOMAS SANKARA (Christophe Cupelin)

C’ÉTAIT UN GÉANT AUX YEUX BRUNS (Eileen Hofer)

CHRONIQUE D’UNE MORT OUBLIÉE (Pierre Morath)

FORBIDDEN VOICES (Barbara Miller)

HIVER NOMADE (Manuel von Stürler) Winner of the Great Prize SSA/Suissimage for the best Swiss feature film of all sections

HUERFANO VALLEY (Elisa Larveg)