Saturday 6 April 2019


Venue : Théâtre de Marens

Accessibility : Open to the public – free admission

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

Join us to discover the filmmaking projects linked to cultural participation and throughout the Festival vote for your favourite films at the Théâtre de Marens! There, you will find: the intergenerational workshop, the Klik! Festival, the REFLEX Festival and the Web Series Doc winners.


Media Library

Venue : Industry (la Mobilière) – Media Library

Accessibility : Open to professionals with an Industry Accreditation

Duration : until 20:00

A selection of about 400 creative documentary films from 2018/2019 will be available. The Media Library includes all films from the official selection, as well as +150 titles recommended by the VdR/Industry Selection Committee and our partners.



Venue : Industry (la Mobilière) – Screening Room 1

Accessibility : Open to the public – free admission

Duration : until 12:15

Initiated by RADIO TELEVISION SUISSE (RTS) this pitching session aims to promote a documentary project in its development stage. Producers and filmmakers present their selected projects in front of a Jury of professionals and the audience. The choice of the award-winning project is based on its necessity for financing, in the prospect of a long and complicated development, as well as our usual selection criteria, such as: the team’s potential and whether or not the project’s topic and creativity are interesting. The awarded project will be announced at the Soirée RTS. The prize amounts to CHF 10’000.

Event in French


Morning Talks

Venue : Village du Réel – Forum

Accessibility : Free admission

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



Venue : Industry (la Mobilière) – Café

Accessibility : All accredited professionals welcome

Duration : until 14:00

Come and share a meal with your fellow production colleagues from different parts of Switzerland and from the international community: networking and exchange. Romandie Lunch is offered by Radio Télévision Suisse.



Venue : Village du Réel – Le Club

Accessibility : Invitation only

Duration : until 19:00

The two most important regional film funds in Switzerland, Cinéforom (the regional film support of the Frenchspeaking part of Switzerland) and the Zürich Film Fund, are gathering to present the sphere of their operation in the field of the regional support of audiovisual works.

Event in English


Photo exhibition "Conseiller fédéral" by Nicolas Brodard

Venue : Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland

Accessibility : Free admission

Swiss premiere of the photo exhibition "Conseiller fédéral" by Nicolas Brodard: Vernissage open to the public in the hall of the Théâtre de Grand Champ. The project just won the first prize of the Swiss Press Photo Award 2019 in the "Reportages suisses" category. The exhibition will be open during the Festival.


Party Party

Venue : Village du Réel – Bar

Accessibility : Free admission


For all films at Visions du Réel 2019:
Legal age: 16 years (14 years accompanied by an adult), exceptions where specifically mentioned on a film