VdR–Industry Juries & Awards

VdR–Industry is very pleased to welcome every year various juries, composed by eminent personalities of the documentary and filmmaking community. Together, they will award important prizes to a selection of projects presented during Visions du Réel.

→ Discover the projects 2021

→ Discover the VdR–Industry 2021 winners!

Industry Jury

Roberto Minervini Réalisateur Italie, États-Unis
Roberto Olla Executive Director, Eurimages France
Rasha Salti Independent film and visual arts curator, Commissioning editor for La Lucarne, Arte France Liban, France, Allemagne

Awards for VdR-Pitching projects

VdR-Pitching Award
5’000 CHF in cash for the most promising project

RTS Award
Pre-buy of one film

Cannes Docs Award
Two accreditations for the filmmaker and producer to attend the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes and participate in Cannes Docs

DOK Leipzig / DOK Industry Networking Award
Accreditation and accommodation at DOK Leipzig & observer access to the DOK Co-Pro Market for the filmmaker and producer

The Party Film Sales Award
Acquisition of international rights

HEAD – Genève Postproduction Award
Colour grading and creation of the files for diffusion

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Award
Accreditation and accommodation to TDF and access to AGORA for one person

Awards for VdR- Work in Progress projects

VdR-Work in Progress Award    
3’000 CHF in cash for the most promising project

Lightdox Award
3’000 CHF in cash for the project with highest international potential

Raggioverde Subtitling Award
Subtitle creation incl. translation in one language

EFM Award
2 Market Badges for the EFM and a consultations session at the Docsalon

DAE Encouragement Award
2x memberships for the network plus 4 free consultations with network members, tailored to the needs of the project

Freestudios Award
Creation of a DCP package

visions sud est

Sebastiano Conforti Distributor at Outside the Box, Programmer FIFF Fribourg International Film Festival Suisse
Daniela Persico Film Critic, Programmer Locarno Film Festival Italie
Meret Ruggle Director, Trigon-Film Suisse

visions sud est Award

10’000 CHF in cash for the best project from the South (Africa, Latin America and Asia) or from Eastern Europe (excluding EU members)

Opening Scenes Awards

IDFA Spotlight Award    
The winning director will be invited to IDFA’s next edition to participate in a tailor-made programme within the IDFA Industry.

TËNK Award
Purchase of distribution rights for one film of the Opening Scenes section and an editing residency at the Documentary Village of Lussas (France) for the filmmaker of the awarded film.

META Cultural Foundation Award
The winner will be invited to a creative residency in Slon (Romania).