Friday21 April 2017

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 20:00

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


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

Saturday22 April 2017

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 20:00

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

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab Cafeteria

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

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.

Venue: Village du Réel – Le Club

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

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?

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Registration required

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – Le Club

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Théâtre de Grand-Champ

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


Dance Party ! Movements and music with CENTRE IMPRO!

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Registration required

Duration: until 22:00

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

Venue: Théâtre de Grand-Champ

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


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

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


QUESADILLAS JR. presents a Techno and Deep House session!

Sunday23 April 2017

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Temple de Nyon

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

Duration: until 17:30

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

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Registration required

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 18:00

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

Venue: Village du Réel – The Factory

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by HEAD – Genève

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

TROPICAL BLUE MASTER CLASH shows you a inflamed tropical party!

Monday24 April 2017

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 20:00

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

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Registration required

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

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

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.

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab Cafeteria

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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?

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Registration required

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Le Club

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 17:30

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

Venue: Village du Réel – The Factory

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by Freestudios (CH)

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


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

Tuesday25 April 2017

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Colombière Grande Salle

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: Until 18:30

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 17:30

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

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – The Factory

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

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)

Venue: Village du Réel – Le Club

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Le Club

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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.
 

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


Discover all the greatest beats with DJ PHIL !

Wednesday26 April 2017

Venue: Salle Uni

Accessibility: Registration required

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.

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


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

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Village du Réel – The Factory

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by DOCUDAYS UA

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


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

Thursday27 April 2017

Venue: Salle Uni

Accessibility: Registration required

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.

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 20:00

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

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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. 

Venue: Château de Nyon

Accessibility: All accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 19:30

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

Hosted by Les Vins de Nyon

Venue: Théâtre de Grand-Champ

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


Pop-rock show with the band Kadisha!

Venue: Théâtre de Grand-Champ

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


Concert pop-rock du groupe Kashida!

Venue: Village du Réel – Bar du Réel

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


A African night offers by DJ MAHO!

Venue: Théâtre de Grand-Champ

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission


Pop-rock show with the band Kadisha.

Friday28 April 2017

Venue: Usine à Gaz – Media Library

Accessibility: DOCM accredited professionals welcome

Duration: until 17:00

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

Venue: Colombière DOCM Lab 2

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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

Venue: Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility: Open to the public – free admission

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.