Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

Industry: projects and activities



Visions du Réel Industry is one of the most important film industry events in Europe, offering a wide range of networking and project development opportunities for international film professionals. For every edition, the Industry selects and promotes films throughout the various stages of their development process, giving filmmakers a platform to present their projects to decision-makers and potential partners. Furthermore, a complete Industry activities programme is held and allows a panel of selected professionals to discuss the sector's current topics, best production practices, distribution and business models.

Industry Catalogue 2019 (PDF) >


Pitching du Réel: 15 projects in their development/production stage
Fifteen feature-length film projects will be presented and discussed in round tables and one-on-one meetings with potential partners, commissioning editors, producers, distributors and funders.

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Image: EPIC OF A STONE, Sean Wang


Docs in Progress: 8 projects in their postproduction stage
Docs in Progress presents a selection of eight feature documentaries in their final stages with a trailer and a rough cut excerpt to be viewed by festival representatives, distributors, producers and TV commissioning editors. Informal exchange is encouraged while individual meetings are organised on site.

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Image: LIFT LIKE A GIRL, Mayye Zayed


Rough Cut Lab: 4 projects in their editing stage
The Rough Cut Lab invites four film teams, with a creative documentary at finishing stage, to present their rough cut to industry professionals in order to get specific feedbacks and advices. The idea is to support filmmakers in the moment of editing. Four rough cuts will be screened and discussed together with a tutor and two editors, the films' teams and some selected experts during a working session. One-on-one meetings are scheduled on site as well. 

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Image: THE DEVIL'S DRIVERS, Mohammed Abugeth & Daniel Carsenty


We are very pleased to announce several new partners this year, that will be on board with us alongside our faithful partners, all of which will be offering substantial Industry Awards: asterisk*, Doc Corner, Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Doc & Film, DOK Leipzig, Freestudios, Head – Genève, IDFA, Meta Cultural Foundation, Mediterranean Film Institute, Raggioverde, RTS, Tënk, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, visions sud est. And we are more than pleased to present our outstanding Industry Juries 2019.

In 2019, more than 430 films are available for Industry accredited guests in the Media Library.

Discover the list of all accredited professionals in our Who's Who.

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Filmmakers, industry representatives, journalists as well as representatives of other festivals: you are now welcome to apply for your accreditation! >

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