VdR–Pitching is the Festival’s international co-production and financing platform showcasing 15 projects with artistic ambition and international potential ready to be launched in production. This selection of projects is designed for commissioners, streamers and funders, as well as other decision makers looking to join projects in the late development stage.

The Pitching offers the participants the opportunity to present and to thoroughly discuss the form and content of their projects and to find out which contexts and collaborations might be the most relevant for them. Through a live presentation and roundtables with decision makers as well as specific individual meetings, the Pitching encourages international co-productions and helps to finance outstanding film projects addressing an international audience. Every year, international juries are invited to give various awards.

In 2024, 15 projects have been invited to participate to VdR–Pitching:
→ Discover the 2024 projects

For invited Industry accredited guests only.

Session 1
Monday 15th
9:00 – 10:30

Session 2
Monday 15th
14:00 – 15:15

Session 3
Tuesday 16th
9:00 – 10:15

Usine à Gaz 1
Rue César-Soulié 1
1260 Nyon

Our call for projects is now closed.

First deadline: 6 November, 2023 – for projects already ready for submission.
Final deadline: 20 December, 2023

If you are interested in attending the event as a professional, please contact us directly. VdR–Pitching is primarily open to the project holders and various decision makers, including potential co-producers, TV commissioning editors, sales agents and different funds representatives.

For further information regarding this activity, we invite you to read our Terms and Regulations.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at industry@visionsdureel.ch

Since 2008, more than 200 projects were invited to participate to VdR–Pitching.
You can find the selection of VdR–Pitching here:

→ Discover the VdR–Pitching projects archive

Pitching Moderator

Josh Siegel

Festival / Market
– Other Profession
United States

MOMA – The Museum of Modern Art

Roundtable Moderators

Brigid O’Shea

Film Institute / Fund

DAE – Documentary Association of Europe

Francesco Giai Via

Festival / Market

Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia

Hédi Zardi

Festival / Market

Marrakesh Film Festival

Mara Gourd-Mercado

Festival / Market


Isabel Arrate Fernandez

Film Institute / Fund

Pierre-Alexis Chevit

Festival / Market

Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes

Rebecca De Pas

Festival / Market
Czech Republic

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Yvonne Ashley Kouadjo

Commissioning Editor / TV Buyer
– Other Profession
United States

The New York Times

Pitch Trainers

Violeta Bava

– Festival / Market

Visions du Réel / Ruda Cine

Madeline Robert

Film Institute / Fund
– Festival / Market

Visions du Réel