Docs in Progress

Docs in Progress, as part of Visions du Réel Industry, presents about eight films in their finishing stage. Through a screening to film professionals exclusively (festival representatives, funds supporting post-production, post-production facilities, distributors, TV buyers, etc.) and through specific individual meetings, the aim of this activity is to allow the projects’ holders to find suitable partners to go into and/or finalise post-production, to look for distribution, festivals, sales, etc.

Selection criteria
We are looking for singular and original films that combine artistic ambition and high visual quality. We are interested in presenting a wide spectrum of practices and approaches. The projects should be intended as creative documentaries with theatrical potential on international markets and should address an international audience. They may be the work of an experienced or emerging director, based anywhere in the world.

The projects will be reviewed by a selection committee.

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Project submissions for Docs in Progress 2020 is now open!

All projects sent for preselection must be submitted through the online entry form on My VdR.

Terms and Conditions 2020 >

Submission deadlines

First deadline: 15 November 2019 

Last deadline: 15 December 2019

The first deadline will lead to the selection of a first group of projects. We encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready, in order to have more chance of being selected.


Gudula Meinzolt

Co-Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53

Violeta Bava

Co-Head of Industry
+54 11 6277 2949

2019 Awards

Come and discover our 2019 Industry Awards here.


To see the detail of Docs in Progress projects selected during previous editions, take a look at our archives >