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51st Visions du Réel International Film Festival

Nyon, Switzerland, April 24 to May 2, 2020

Call for entries

(Documentary, all lengths, and student films)


The festival Vision du Réel is now accepting entries for its upcoming edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the Festival.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes



Competitive sections are open to:

  • Short, medium and feature length films (see regulations for required duration);
  • Films produced during the 12 months preceding the Festival;
  • Films presented as world, international or European premiere.
  • LATITUDES is a non-competitive section (feature films) that aims to reveal a panorama of current documentary practices. Only a Swiss premiere status is required.


The Nyon Festival is dedicated to documentaries of which it seeks to promote the widest possible spectrum: experimental films, essays, personal diaries, family films, current affairs and social issues, historical investigations, and films with classic or fragmented narrative approaches.

Showcasing a broad range of works from accomplished filmmakers to student films, the festival has several competitive and non-competitive sections.

The Doc Outlook International Market complements the festival and fosters contacts for the funding and promotion of films, as well as for networking and for acquiring film rights.  More than 1000 participants (producers, buyers, decision makers, etc.) attend the market.

Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection of a feature-length film in the Festival for application to its Participation to International Festivals Support Program.


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Telefilm Canada, Montréal
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