Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

Daily news: Monday 16 April

Welcome to our "Daily news" Festival mailing. Here are a few must-see must-do suggestions, among the 174 films and the numerous Industry activities for audiovisual professionals, including many conferences that are also open to the public. Here are our top picks for Monday 16 April. Enjoy the Festival!

Maître du Réel | Claire Simon

The Sesterce d'or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel 2018 is awarded to the filmmaker Claire Simon. The Award Ceremony will be followed by the screening of the film Les Bureaux de Dieu (image) Monday 16 April 20:30 at the Théâtre de Marens.

Claire Simon presents her documentary series The Village (2018, work in progress), that evokes over ten 30-minute episodes the human and cinematographical adventure taking place in the village of Lussas, in the South of France. Thursday 19 April 10:15 and Friday 20 April 10:00, Capitole Fellini.

And do not miss the Masterclass Claire Simon held on Tuesday 17 April 10:00, Grande Salle (Salle Communale): the French filmmaker will share her working methods. In French, with simultaneous translation into English | Tickets >


Golden Dawn Girls
, Håvard Bustnes – Swiss premiere

The Golden Dawn party has become the fourth political force in Greece, although it is considered a "criminal organisation" with the majority of its leaders imprisoned and currently on trial. Håvard Bustnes filmed their wives, mothers and daughters before the 2015 elections and draws a blistering portrait of one of the most dangerous nationalist parties in Europe.
• Monday 16.04 17:30, Théâtre de Marens >
• Wednesday 18.04 18:00, Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland | in the presence of the filmmaker >

Grand Angle: all films >


15 short films
as World or International premieres

A section dedicated to first short films or student films. The invited filmmakers present their films and participate in a specially developed programme of Industry-related professional activities.
• Monday 16.04 14:00, 18:30 and 21:00 Usine à Gaz >
• Tuesday 17.04 14:00 Usine à Gaz, 16:30 Usine à Gaz and 20:45 Capitole Fellini >
• Wednesday 18.04 19:30 Usine à Gaz and 21:00 Capitole Fellini >
• Friday 20.04 14:00 and 16:00 Capitole Fellini >

Opening Scenes: all films >
Image: CONFLUENCE, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez


Party Party! | Every night, free admission
Every night during the Festival, get together at our evening parties (DJs and concerts) to have a drink and fill the dance floor!
Monday 16.04 as of 22:00 at Bar du Réel | DJ Phil (Greatest Beats)
Parties programme >



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