Since its creation, the purpose of Pitching du Réel is to help launch projects with artistic ambition and potential in the principal distribution markets. It is intended for young as well as experienced and acknowledged filmmakers. 

Our main target is to encourage international co-productions and to help finance outstanding documentary projects addressing an international audience. We offer the participants the opportunity to discuss the content and form of their project and to find out whether the project stands a chance on the market and what market that would be. The project teams may find international partners and financing support, discuss current questions of filmmaking, foster their knowledge and use the various networking possibilities in a pleasant, relaxed environment. 


15 projects are presented publicly and then discussed in round-table sessions and in one-to-one meetings. The round-table discussions take place in the presence of professionals including commissioning editors, producers, and distributors active in national and international markets or in digital promotion, as well as a variety of financial partners: public and private institutions, NGOs, contemporary art curators and foundations. 


To see the detail of Pitching du Réel projects selected during previous editions, take a look at our archives >

Terms & Conditions 2018

Project submissions for the Pitching du Réel 2018 are now closed!

Thank you!

Terms & Conditions >

Where & When?

Salle Uni

Tu 17 April 2018 – 14:00-19:00 | Pitch Preparation
We 18 April 2018 – 8:30-18:45 | Pitching session
Th 19 April 2018 – 8:30-16:00 | Pitching session

In English | Invitation only

Few places as observers are available at the rate of CHF 100.-. Registration at gmeinzolt@visionsdureel.ch


Gudula Meinzolt

Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53