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Daring cinematic experiences: the challenges of finding new audiences and markets
How does a film as ambitious artistically as Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit and with a running time of over 3 hours 30 minutes find its way and life with contemporary audiences? What are the challenges to releasing it and what kind of questions does it raise for the filmmaker, producer and distributor alike? What strategies can be adopted to counter preconceived notions of what a documentary is or what it might still be?

Speakers: Thomas Heise, filmmaker | Heino Deckert, ma.ja.de, Deckert Distribution, producer and distributor
Moderator: Emilie Bujès, Artistic Director of Visions du Réel

Monday 11 February 2019, a collaboration Visions du Réel & DocSalon
SalonTalks: 17:00–18:00 (talk in English)
Happy Hour hosted by Visions du Réel: 18:00–19:00
at DocSalon, European Film Market EFM, Martin Gropius Bau, 2nd floor – Berlin

All Inclusive – Diverse Documentary Festival Programming
Tuesday 12 February 2019, 15:30–16:30, DocSalon, Gropius-Bau
Panel in the presence of Emilie Bujès, Artistic Director of Visions du Réel


Other activities: Meet the Festivals (meet Visions du Réel representatives from 9 to 12 February: Gudula Meinzolt, Head of Industry and Madeline Robert, Selection Committee member and Artistic Advisor) and High Tea with Experts. Entrance to the EFM only with Market Badge.

Image: Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit by Thomas Heise


Call for volunteers – Visions du Réel, 50th edition
Come and explore behind the scenes of an international film festival, meet filmmakers from around the world and watch new films: these are some of the reasons to join the Visions du Réel team. Contact us and join us as a volunteer!
Register before 25 February 2019.

More information (in French) >


Oscar nominees
Congratulations to Talal Derki: the beautiful Of Fathers and Sons, our opening film during Visions du Réel 2018, is one of the five Oscar nominees for the Best documentary film award.
Winner to be announced during the award ceremony held on 24 February!

All the nominees >


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