Dedicated to cinema professionals, VdR–Industry and its activities represent a springboard for future films to find support in every stage of their production. For its next edition, VdR–Industry will happen from April 23 – 27, 2023.
Discover the 2023 Projects
Visions du Réel is thrilled to share its 2023 project selection. 31 teams will take part in our key activities VdR–Pitching, VdR–Work In Progress and VdR–Rough Cut Lab alongside the VdR–Development Lab.
VdR–Industry Juries & Awards 2023
With its numerous prizes and grants, VdR-Industry and its partners reaffirm their determination to support independent documentary filmmaking in all its diversity.
International co-production and financing forum that reveals a selection of feature length projects.
VdR–Work in Progress
A showcase of creative documentaries that seek for distribution opportunities, festival strategies and post-production funds.
Prix RTS: Soutien à la création documentaire
A pitching session aiming to promote projects from French-speaking Switzerland that are in their development stage.
SWISS FILMS Previews
A presentation of high-end Swiss documentary films at a production stage ready to be launched on the festival circuit and the international market.
Lab & Working Sessions
VdR–Rough Cut Lab
VdR–Rough Cut Lab is a workshop that presents a selection of feature length projects at a finishing stage.
A workshop for the development of projects from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Opening Scenes Lab
A tailor-made programme for filmmakers presenting their first short film or student film in the Official Selection.
Networking event with young talents taking part in VdR–Industry Labs.
Talks & Networking
Documentary & Audiovisual Forum
An annual event that allows the Swiss film industry to get together and exchange opinions on important and pressing issues.
An opportunity for Swiss producers and representatives of public financing to meet a delegation from Denmark, Norway and Sweden to foster co-production, networking and collaborations.
The VdR–Speed Dating is a networking platform gathering producers who wish to develop the awareness of their production companies.
A panel of discussions inviting various protagonists of the film industry to get together and exchange ideas and opinions around important issues.