International Feature Film Competition

Heimat Is a Space in Time Thomas Heise

Sesterce d’or la Mobilière
Best feature film of the International Competition
CHF 20 000

That Which Does Not Kill Alexe Poukine

Prix du Jury Région de Nyon
Most innovative feature film of the International Competition
CHF 10 000

International Burning Lights Competition

The House Mali Arun

Sesterce d’or Canton de Vaud
Best film of the Burning Lights International Competition
CHF 10 000

Film still of the film Seven Years in May, directed by Affonso Uchôa, Visions du Réel 2019 Seven Years in May Affonso Uchôa

Sesterce d’or Canton de Vaud
Best film of the Burning Lights International Competition
CHF 10 000

National Competition

Looking for the Man with the Camera Boutheyna Bouslama

Sesterce d’or SRG SSR
Best Swiss film
CHF 15 000

Taste of Hope Laura Coppens

Most innovative Swiss feature film
CHF 10 000

International Competition Medium length and Short films

Medium Length Films

Compañía Miguel Hilari

Sesterce d’argent George Reinhart
Best medium length film, ICMS Jury
CHF 10 000

God Christopher Murray, Israel Pimentel & Josefina Buschmann

Prix du Jury des Jeunes George Reinhart
Most innovative medium length film, Youth Jury
CHF 5 000

Short Films

Akaboum Manon Vila

Sesterce d’argent Fondation Goblet
Best short film, ICMS Jury
CHF 5 000

Akaboum Manon Vila

Prix du Jury des Jeunes Mémoire Vive
Most innovative short film, Youth Jury
CHF 2 500

Grand Angle – Audience Award

Midnight Traveler Hassan Fazili & Emelie Mahdavian

Sesterce d’argent Prix du Public Ville de Nyon
Best film of the Grand Angle section
CHF 10 000

Opening Scenes

Film still of the film Mars, Oman, directed by Vanessa Del Campo Gatell, Visions du Réel 2019 Mars, Oman Vanessa Del Campo Gatell

IDFA Talent Award
Invitation to IDFA’s next edition to participate in a tailor made program within the IDFA Industry and training activities (travel & accommodation included)

Dead Sea Dying Katharina Rabl & Rebecca Zehr

Tënk Award
Purchase of broadcasting rights for one film and editing residency

Angor Pectoris Sophie Dascal

Meta Cultural Foundation Award
Slon Residency, invitation to a creative film residency in Slon (Romania)


When the Persimmons Grew Hilal Baydarov

Interreligious Award
Feature film of the International Competition that sheds light on issues dealing with meaning and sense of direction in life
CHF 5 000

Special mention


Taste of Hope Laura Coppens

A female filmmaker whose work reveals mastery and talent and that calls for the support for future creations (CHF 5’000)

Maître du Réel

Sesterce d’or Prix Raiffeisen Maître du Réel
Career Award for WERNER HERZOG 



Doc & Film International Distribution Award
Pornomelancholia by Manuel Abramovich

HEAD – GENÈVE Post-Production Award
The Flats by Alessandra Celesia

MFI SCRIPT2FILM Workshop Project Development Award
Meril by Victoria Verseau 

Doc Corner, Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes Award
The Flats by Alessandra Celesia

Dok Leipzig Talent Development Award 
A Thousand Fires by Saeed Taji Farouky

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Award
Dreamers by Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter


asterisk* Digital Marketing Award
A Machine to Live in by Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke

Freestudios DCP Delivery Package Award
Las Ranas by Edgardo Castro


visions sud est Award
Pornomelancholia by Manuel Abramovich


Raggioverde Subtitling Award
Our Dark 70’s by Ali Essafi


Prix RTS: Perspectives d’un Doc
Acting Pain (Jouer le mal) by Elena Avdija

Prix Participation Culturelle

Festival Reflex

12 – 15 years old: The girl in the mirror, Nina Quattrocchi

16 – 19 years old: Unreal Fiction, Ilan Wenger, Alexander Ott, Aline Blanchard, Maël Ruegsegger, Fiona Cardot et Béatrice Garrido

20 – 26 years old: Chrysalide, Tanguy Bula

Prix spécial du jury: MiroirMiroir, Delphine Rozmuski et Enora Stein

Prix du Public Geneva: Post Lucem Tenebrae, des Élèves du Cours Vidéo – CO Les Colombières

Prix du Public Nyon: Memento Mori, Mélanie Maye

Klik! Festival

Les 3 magiciens de la classe des 6P de Jean-Marc Rey de l’école du Cossy