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.

Awards 2019

Docs in Progress 2019 awards: to be announced soon.

Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award 2018
Docs in Progress project with great potential to engage audiences through online activities
A six months social media campaign

Joanna Reposi

Audience Engagement Award

The Audience Engagement Award will be awarded to a project which offers great potential to engage audiences through online activities. The awarded project will receive a six month Facebook campaign from digital lm marketing agency Alphapanda in order to build a community around the film and initiate a buzz among core target audiences.


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

Submit a project

Submissions are closed for Visions du Réel 2019!


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Gudula Meinzolt

Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53