Producers’ Soup

Come and share a soup with your fellow producer colleagues from different parts of Switzerland and the international community: input, networking and exchange.

Where and When?

Colombière Industry Lab Cafeteria

Sa 14 April 2017 – 13:00-14:15

In English | All accredited welcome

Magic Hour

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

Where and When?

Village du Réel - The Factory

Su 15 to Th 19 Avril - 18:30-19:30

All accredited welcome

Su 15 - hosted by HEAD - Geneva (CH)

Mo 16 - hosted by SWISS FILMS (CH)

Tu 17 - hosted by Pitch The Doc (PL)

We 18 - hosted by DOCUDAYS (UA)

Th 19 - hosted by Freestudios (CH)

Industry Rendez-vous

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

Where, Who and When?

Village du Réel - Forum

Sa 14 16:00 - 17:00
Tu 17 17:00 - 18:00

Industry Experts 14.04

Christa Auderlitzky, Filmdelights (AT)
Christine Bardsley, British Council (UK)
René Boutin,  Anuu-rû aboro (NC)
Ralph Eue, DOK Leipzig (DE)
Birgit Kohler, Forum/Berlinale; Arsenal - Institut für Film Und Videokunst
Adrien Laubscher, FONDATION FIFEL (CH)
Artur Liebhart, Against Gravity (PL)
Corinna Marschall, MEDIA Desk Suisse (CH)
Imelda Selkova, Slovak Film Institute (SK)

Industry Experts 17.04


Vania Aillon, Festival Filmar en America Latina (CH)
Laurence Alary, Argos Centre for Arts and Media (BE)
Silvia Angrisani, Aquatic Films (FR)
Giampietro Balia, Talinn Black Nights Film Festival (EE)
Pascal Brunier, ADAV (FR)
Pierre-Emmanuel Finzi, Filmgarten (AT)
Fabrizio Grosoli, Trieste Film Festival / I Wonder Pictures (IT)
Martin Horyna, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ)
Jarmila Outratovà, Jihlava IDFF (CZ)
Raffaella Pontarelli, Coccinelle Film Placement (IT)
Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International (CN)
Käte Schaeffer, Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH (DE)

All accredited welcome


Workshop: Relax and play the media game!

This event has been cancelled! 

Meet the Festivals

Discover the editorial line of festivals from different parts of the world. Programmers tell their visions and selection criteria beyond the ‘rules and regulations’ and explain how they observe and analyse local and international film production. After the presentation, one-to-one meetings will be scheduled on-site.

Where, When?

Village du Réel – Forum

Su 15 Avril - 16:30-18:00

In English | All accredited and festival representatives welcome

One-to-One Meetings

Darya Bassel
Docudays UA IHRFF (UA)

Myoung-Jin Cho
DMZ Korean IDFF (KR)

Olivia Cooper Hadjian
Cinéma du Réel (FR)

Ruben Corral
Zinebi, IFF Docu & Shorts (ES)

Bruno Dequen
RIDM (CN)

Ralph Eue
Dok Leipzig (DE)

Jens Geiger
Filmfest Hamburg (DE)

Christiane Grün
IFF Rotterdam (NL)

Martin Horyna
Karlovy Vary IFF (CZ)

Victor Iriarte
San Sebastian (ES)

Stefan Ivančić
Filmfest Hamburg (DE)

Jens Geiger
Locarno Festival (CH)

Luke Moody
Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK)


Meet the Distributors

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?

Où, qui et quand?

Colombière Industry Lab 2

We 18 April - 17:30-18:30

In English | All accredited welcome

One-to-One Meetings

Laurence Alary
Argos Centre for Arts and Media (BE)

Pascal Brunier
ADAV (FR)

Thomas Ordonneau
Shellac Sud (FR)

Jacques Pelissier
Juste Doc (FR)

Käte Schaeffer
Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH (DE)

Mélanie Simon-Franza
Juste Doc (FR)

Esther van Messel
First Hand Films (CH)


Guest Reception

Take a break from all the busy activities: join us for a glass and some traditional Swiss food and meet other Industry professionals while discovering the winners of the Docs in Progress, Focus Serbia, Rough Cut Lab and Opening Scenes Awards.

By invitation only

Où et quand?

Village du Réel – Le Club

Tu 17 Avril - 20:00-22:00

By invitation

Hosted by ChileDoc (CL) & Visions du Réel (CH)


Apéritif Visions du Réel On Tour

Gathering between Swiss distributors and exhibitors over an Aperitif, as part of Visions du Réel On Tour, which aims to showcase the films discovered by the Festival across Switzerland throughout the year.

Open to all Swiss distributors and exhibitors

Where and When?

Village du Réel – Le Club

We 18 Avril - 11:00-13:00

Swiss distributors and exhibitors welcome

Contact: Astrid Silva, [email protected]


Apéritif SWAN

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

Where and When?

Village du Réel - Le Club
Su 15 April - 17:00-18:00
Open to the public