Visions du Réel Industry is one of the most important film industry events in Europe, offering a range of networking and project building opportunities for international film professionals.

For every edition, the Industry selects and promotes films throughout their various stages in their development process, giving filmmakers a platform to present their projects to decision-makers and potential partners.

Furthermore, a complete Industry activities programme is held in which a panel of selected professionals discuss the sector's current topics, best production practices, distribution and business models.

The production, financing and distribution of interactive documentaries and transmedia nonfiction projects are also supported by a project-orientated workshop which aims to enhance the potential and address the challenges of current audiovisual trends and new digital technologies.

Networking and training workshops provide opportunities to expand your professional network and cultivate a deeper understanding of the documentary film industry - all in a relaxed atmosphere. The Who's Who platform provides access to a list of all accredited professionals attending the festival.

The Industry also caters to international and Swiss film students by offering specialised networking opportunities with industry professionals.  

Media Library
The Industry Media Library puts the spotlight on over 400 new European and international documentaries including: 

     - The 2018 Official Visions du Réel selection
     - Films recommended and selected by the Festival's Selection Committee
     - Films proposed by producers and sales agents
     - Films suggested by external partners and national film centres


  • Media Library: a selection of about 300 films are accessible for viewing both on-site and online
  • Who's Who: list of the professionals attending the festival


Submit a project

• Pitching du Réel
• Docs in Progress

Call for projects: as of 27 August 2018

Deadline no.1: 15 October 2018
Deadline no.2: 14 December 2018


Gudula Meinzolt

Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53

Antigoni Papantoni

Industry Coordinator
+41 22 365 44 53

Industry Awards 2018

visions sud est Award
Best Serbian project presented during the Focus Talk
CHF 10 000

Merry Christmas, Yiwu
Mladen Kovačević

Prix RTS – Perspectives d'un doc
Best Swiss French project
CHF 10 000

Réveil sur Mars
Déa Gjinovci

HEAD – Genève Postproduction Award
Best Pitching du Réel project
Colour grading and creation of the files for diffusion

Trees Floating
Salomé Jashi

Raggio Verde Subtitling Award
Best Rough Cut Lab project

Up To Down
Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti

Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award
Docs in Progress project with great potential to engage audiences through online activities
A six months social media campaign

Joanna Reposi


Download the Industry programme 2018 (pdf)