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The 55th edition of the International Film Festival “Visions du Réel” will take place from April 12 to 21, 2024, in Nyon, Switzerland.

A bold and well-rounded official selection of 165 films from 50 different countries, with gender parity for the second year running. With 88 world premieres and 14 international premieres amongst the 128 new films being shown, “Visions du Réel” reaffirms its position as Switzerland’s second most important festival in terms of launching new films, and as an unmissable international event for non-fiction cinema.

In addition to the three previously announced guests – Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-Ke, American author-director John Wilson, and French director Alice Diop – the Festival will, over the course of ten days, have the honour of welcoming key figures from the world of contemporary cinema such as Carlo Chatrian, Martín Rejtman, Carmen Jaquier, Eduardo Williams, and the author Christine Angot. The 55th edition will open with the Danish film As the Tide Comes In by Juan Palacios (co-directed by Sofie Husum Johannesen).

Since 1969, “Visions du Réel” has been presenting audacious and singular works, imbued with past, present or future realities.

Over ten days, the festival turns Nyon into a focal point at which several generations of filmmakers and artists from all over the world find a loyal audience on a voyage of discovery. Recognised globally as one of the major festivals dedicated to non-fiction filmmaking, it presents a majority of films as world or international premieres, and constitutes an essential platform for creation for the thousands of film professionals who meet there every year.

Chinese filmmaker Jian-Zhang-Ke
French director Alice Diop
American author-director John Wilson

Dedicated to cinema professionals, VdR–Industry and its activities represent a springboard for future films to find support at every stage of their production. For its next edition, VdR–Industry will happen from April 14-17, 2024.

Meet the buyers, broadcasters, funders and commissioners who will attend this year’s Festival. This list will be continuously completed and updated until the VdR–Industry days.

Welcoming over 1,300 accredited guests, it is an exciting opportunity for industry professionals to come together, network, share knowledge and do business, all on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva.


VdR – Pitching
VdR – Work in Progress
VdR – Rough Cut Lab
VdR – Development Lab
Swiss Films Previews
Prix RTS de soutien à la création documentaire
Switzerland meets Austria and Germany


Throughout the Festival, “Visions du Réel” offers activities for both little ones and older kids. Included are workshops, screenings, a daycare, and a dedicated children’s area in the Festival restaurant.


+41 22 365 44 55
Programme: +41 22 365 44 57
VdR-Industry: +41 22 365 44 53

Vision du Réel

Place du Marché 2
1260 Nyon Switzerland

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