Where does a film find its origins? In a story that a filmmaker wants to tell, for which she or he will potentially look for protagonists? Or does an encounter with the protagonists inspire the director to build a story around them? At what point does one decide to resort to non-professional actors in order to broaden the spectrum of a narrative? Four filmmakers are invited to discuss the subject by talking about their own films (all part of the Festival’s official selection) and their experiences. 


Aurelio Buchwalder
Director of Isola (CH)

Pauline Julier
Director of Naturales Historiae (CH)

María Onis
Director of Insula (AR)

Alexe Poukine
Director of That Which Does Not Kill (BE, FR)


Céline Guénot
Selection comittee, Visions du Réel (CH)