Media Library Terms & Conditions – Edition 2020


The Media Library puts the spotlight on approximately 400 new European and international documentaries, allowing herewith to grasp the diversity of the cinéma du réel. The Media Library is a digital platform and contains:

All films of the Media Library feature in the online catalogue. The Media Library will be online two weeks before the Festival and will be available for a total of three months.


The Media Library 2020 will be accessible both on-site and online.

On-site: 17 posts will be available with an interactive film display system which offers the possibility to watch films and obtain information as well as getting in contact with right holders. 

During the Festival (24.04.-02.05.2020) the Media Library on-site is open from 14.00 to 20.00 on Friday 24, from 9.00 to 20.00 from Saturday to Thursday and from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday 1.

Online: films in the Media Library will be available for viewing online for Industry accredited professionals via an authentication login (see Conditions of Use below) during three months, and two weeks for Press accredited professionals.


Conditions of Use

Film entry



For the DVDs, cost of insurance and shipping will be paid by the sender, including the fees of forwarding agents and costs relating to customs import and export duties.DVDs will only be returned upon request by the sender. They are destroyed six months after the end of the Festival. Important: For DVDs coming from abroad, please write the following on the parcel: «No commercial value. For cultural purposes only».The value mentioned on the customs documents must not exceed 10€. Please send two DVDs. If you wish Visions du Réel to digitise the first set of DVDs sent for the pre-selection, please state so. See below for digitising advice.

The best way to promote your film is to take part in the Festival personally, that's why we offer you a special rate for the Industry accreditation if your film is part of the Media Library (CHF 50 instead of CHF 90).

Technical specifications

For digital files: Please provide a downloadable, password protected link, via the submission form or by email, of the original and completed version of your film with English subtitles only.

For best encoding results we recommend: .mp(e)g file format with MPEG 2 video codec or H.264/MPEG-4 codec for best quality.

All material is to be sent to the following address:

Visions du Réel INDUSTRY
Media Library
Place du Marché 2
CH – 1260 Nyon

If your film is selected, you will be able to pay the participation fee (see Terms of Payment below) via ProxyPay on the same platform (a "Pay now" button will appear). 



To ensure the best quality of images and sound, we ask you to check the following:

Terms of Payment

Once you have received information on the selection of your film(s) for the Media Library, you will have to confirm the submission by paying CHF 129.40 (VAT included) per film.

Special rates are applied for Festival Partners: CHF 64.70 (VAT included)

If a film happens to be selected for the Festival then the Media Library fee will be waived.

Once the film has been submitted, we are unable to offer any refunds.


Léa Célestine Bernasconi
+41 22 365 44 55
Visions du Réel INDUSTRY
Place du Marché 2
CH – 1260 Nyon


Participation in Visions du Réel Industry Media Library implies full acceptance of these pre-required conditions

January 2020