International Feature Film Competition
Contemporary non-fiction filmmaking through a selection of original and singular feature films, presenting films in world, international or European premieres.
Burning Lights Competition
An international competition dedicated to new vocabularies and expressions, to narrative and formal freedom.
A competition dedicated to feature and medium length films (co)produced by Switzerland and presented in world, international or European premiere.
International Medium Length & Short Film Competition
Contemporary non-fiction filmmaking through a selection of original and singular medium length and short films.
A competition including feature films that have already wowed audiences at other festivals or that will mark the coming year.
A section dedicated to first short films or student films, presented as world, international or European premieres.
A non-competitive feature film section opening up a panorama of current practices in non-fiction filmmaking.
Guest of Honour 2022
Visions du Réel will celebrate the legendary Italian director, screenwriter and producer Marco Bellocchio by giving him the Festival’s Honorary Award.
Kirsten Johnson, Special Guest of Visions du Réel 2022
Visions du Réel is extremely happy to welcome Kirsten Johnson as Special Guest of its 53rd edition, which will take place from 7 to 17 April.
The tribute will present a full retrospective of his films, as well as a carte blanche and a masterclass.