Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon (24 April — 2 May 2020), announces its 2020 call for international creative feature-length documentary projects. They are looking for singular and original non-fiction projects, that combine artistic ambition and high visual quality with strong subjects. They are interested in presenting a wide spectrum of practices and approaches. The projects should be intended as a creative feature-length documentaries (at least 60 minutes) with theatrical and international co-production and distribution potential. They should be presented for the first time at their current stage.

Pitching du Réel: They welcome projects by experienced as well as emerging directors, who have at least directed short films. The project should already be well developed and have basic financing in place.

Docs in Progress: They are looking for film teams with a fine cut, searching for postproduction partners and distribution opportunities.

Rough Cut Lab:  They are looking for film teams with a creative documentary at finishing stage to present their rough cut in closed sessions to industry professionals in order to get specific feedbacks and advices.

To submit a project, please fill in the online entry form. Submission deadlines:

  • First deadline:15 November 2019 
  • Last deadline:15 December 2019

The first deadline will lead to the selection of a first group of projects. They encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready, in order to have more chance of being selected.

For enquiries regarding the Industry submissions, please contact Gudula Meinzolt, Co-Head of Industry, at