Visions du Réel - International Film Festival

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Village du Réel | Enjoy a great atmosphere

Visions du Réel is not only 179 films, from 21 to 29 April 2017, but also the opportunity to bring together festival-goers and directors from all over the world in a cosy atmosphere. Either for a small snack or a full meal, the Restaurant du Réel, the Take-Away and our Food Trucks will offer you great choices. And every evening, the Village du Réel welcomes the public with music. The most notable event is the Closing party on Friday 28 April, save the date!


Doc Think Tank | Should protagonists be paid?

Protagonists are at the core of most documentaries. Should protagonists get paid for their participation in the film? The Polish filmmaker Lech Kowalski, whose last film is part of the International Competition; Stéphane Breton, anthropologist and filmmaker, guest of honour of an Atelier this year; and the Swiss producer Franziska Reck, are the speakers of this Doc Think Tank panel, moderated by Pascaline Sordet (Cinébulletin), that will discuss the ethical and practical aspects of this question. 

Monday 24.04 14:00, Colombière Grande Salle, in English. Free admission.
and also...
I Pay for Your Story by Lech Kowalski, 24.04 18:30, Salle Communale and 25.04 14:00, Capitole Fellini.
Masterclass Stéphane Breton 27.04 10:00, Usine à Gaz, and his films presented during the Festival.


Focus South Africa | Focus Talk

Our South African guests (directors, producers, film institutions) explore the South African contemporary documentary landscape as well as the current (co-)production and funding situation during the Focus Talk, via discussions, case studies and film projects presentations. Open to the public.

Tuesday 25.04 from 9:00, Colombière Grande Salle, in English. Free admission.
Discover the 5 projects and the 19 films presented as part of the Focus South Africa.


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