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.

Docs in Progress 2019 Awards


The asterisk* Digital Marketing Award goes to the film project A MACHINE TO LIVE IN by Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke. asterisk* offers digital marketing and social media curation. Congratulations!

United States | 90’
Sebastian Alvarez | Andrew Benz – Benz Digital | Mass Ornament Films
Expected release: January 2020


The Freestudios DCP Delivery Package Award goes to the film project... LAS RANAS by Edgardo Castro. Freestudios offers the creation of a DCP Package. Congratulations!

Argentina | 90’
Edgardo Castro – El Pampero Cine
Expected release: June 2019

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 >

Submit a project

Submissions are closed for Visions du Réel 2019!

Where & when ?

Docs in Progress
We 10 April - 11:00-15:30
Industry (la Mobilière) - Screening Room 1

Networking Coffee & One-on-one meetings
We 10 April - 16:00-18:00
Industry (la Mobilière) - Open Space

In English | All accredited welcome

One-on-one meetings booked on site


Jasmin Basic
Visions du Réel Industry (CH)


Gudula Meinzolt

Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53

Antigoni Papantoni

Industry Coordinator
+41 22 365 44 53

Jasmin Basic

Consultant – Industry Projects
+41 76 572 86 56