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bANDEAU 2014

Online submissions to Cinéma du réel 2015 now open!

The submissions to the 37th edition of Cinéma du réel, taking place from March 19th to 29th 2015, are now opened

This year, we are pleased to offer the possibility to upload films directly onto our new VoD platform (accessible only to the members of the selection committee).
Accepted formats : .avi, .mp4, .mov, .mpeg, .mp3. 4Go maximum.
We will of course also continue to accept films on DVD.
Please note that we will only accept video files such as Viméo as complement to a DVD.

In order to be eligible, films must have been completed after April 1st 2014.

Deadlines to submit and send films:
- Films completed between April 1st and August 31st, deadline to be submitted and sent: September 30th 2014.
- Films completed after September 1st, deadline to be submitted and sent: November 17th 2014.
- Films completed after November 17th, deadline to be submitted: November 17th 2014, deadline to be sent: December 19th 2014.



"We, Striking" - Theatrical release

Sep 04, 2014

Denis Gheerbrant's film We, Striking (On a grèvé), French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 is theatrically released on September 10th 2014 at the cinema L'Espace Saint-Michel in paris. Distributor : Zeugma Films.

"Les Messagers" - Screenings

Sep 04, 2014

Lætitia Tura and Hélène Crouzillat's film Les Messagers, International First films competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at the Milano film Festival (Italy, September 4-14 2014).

It was programmed at the Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas (France, August 2014).

It was screened on Tuesday June 17th at 9.00pm at the Dietrich Cinema, Poitiers, France, and on Wednesday June 25th 2014 at 8.30pm at Espace 1789, Saint Ouen (Paris suburbs). Screenings organized by Périphérie and The Kingdom

"Il Segreto" - International Festival

Sep 04, 2014

Cyop&Kaf's film Il Segreto, First Films International Competition , Joris Ivens Award and Special mention to the Young Jury Award Cinéma du réel 2014 was programmed at the Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014) where it received the Jury Special Prize.

"Model Village" - International Festival

Sep 04, 2014

Hayoun Kwon's film Model Village, International Short films competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at the Milano film Festival (Italy, September 4-14 2014).

It was programmed at IndiLisboa (Portugal, April 24 - May 4 2014).

"Xenos" - International Festivals

Sep 04, 2014

Mahdi Fleifel's film Xenos, International Short films compétition Cinéma du réel 2014 is selected at the Milano film Festival (Italy, September 4-14 2014).

It was programmed at Sheffield Documentary Film Festival (United Kingdom, June 7-12 2014) and at Documentamadrid (Spain, April 30l - May 11 2014).

"Liquidation" - Festival, DVD edition

Sep 04, 2014

Christophe Bisson's film Liquidation, International Short Film Competition Cinéma du réel 2013, is selected at the festival Cinecoa de Vila Nova de Foz Coa (Portugal, September - October 2014).

It is part of the bonus of Christophe Bisson's film Au Monde DVD edition. Editor: L'Harmattan Video.

It was programmed at the 17th edition of Traverse Vidéo in Toulouse (France, March 2014).

"National Diploma" - International Festivals

Sep 04, 2014

Dieudo Hamadi's film National Diploma (Examen d'état), International Competition, Scam International Award and Potemkine Award Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Toronto International Film festival (Canada, September 4-14 2014).

It received the Grand Prix FIDADOC at the Agadir International Documentary film festival (Morocco, April 28 - May 4 2014).

It was programmed at the following film festivals: Festival Cinémas d'Afrique, Lausanne (Switzerland, August 2014), Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas (France, Août 2014), at Encounters, South African International Documentary Festival, Cape Town (South Africa, June 2014), at Ciné Droit Libre Festival, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, June 2014), and at the festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 2014).

"Xu Jiao" - International Festival

Sep 03, 2014

Shengze Zhu's film Xu Jiao (Out of focus), International First film competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014) and at the Scarborough Film Festival (Canada, June 2014).

"Carta a un padre" - International Festival ans screenings

Sep 03, 2014

Eduardo Cozarinsky's film Carta a un padre, International Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, received the Jury's Special Mention and the Critic Association Award at Bafici, Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Córdoba, Rosario... (Argentina, April 2-13 2014).

It was programmed at the Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014) and at MALBA, Buenos Aires Latino-american Art Museum, during June 2014.

"Mauro em Caiena" - Award and international festivals

Sep 03, 2014

Leonardo Mouramateus' film Mauro em Caiena (International Short Film Competition and Short Films Award, Cinéma du réel 2013) was programmed at the Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014).

It won the Jameson Award for Best International Short Film at DocLisboa (Portugal, October 24 - November 4 2013).

It was selected at Forum Doc. BH.(Belo Horizonte, Brazil - November - December 2013) and at the Festival DocumentAL, Lyon (France, November 2013).

"Sauerbruch Hutton Architects" - International Festival

Sep 03, 2014

Harun Farocki's film Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten, International competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014) and at Open City Doc Fest London (United Kingdom, June 2014).

"Kelly" - International Festivals

Sep 03, 2014

Stéphanie Régnier's film Kelly (French Competition and Young Jury Award, Cinéma du réel 2013) was programmed at the following film festivals : Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014), Agadir International Documentary Film Festival (Morocco, April 28 - May 4 2014), Entrevues Belfort festival (France, November 30 - December 8, 2013), Doc Lisboa (Portugal, October - November 2013), Etats généraux du documentaire in Lussas (France, August 2013), Cinemed (Montpellier, France, October - November).

"Ein neues Produkt" - Award and international Festivals

Sep 03, 2014

Harun Farocki's film Ein neues Produkt (Short Films International Competition Cinéma du réel 2013) was programmed at the following film festivals : Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Portugal, August - September 2014), RIDM (Montreal, November 2013) where it won the Best Medium-Length Film Award, Doc Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal - October, November 2013), Festival de Cinéma documentaire de Lasalle en Cévennes (France, May 2013).

Espace - Festival

Sep 02, 2014

Eléonore Gilbert's film Espace, Short Film International Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 is programmed at the Festival Silhouette, Paris (France, 29 August -6 September 2014).

"Go Forth" - International Festivals

Aug 18, 2014

Soufiane Adel's film Go Forth, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 was selected at the Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas (France, August 2014), at Biografilm Festival, Bologna (Italy, June 6-16 2014) and at FIDADOC Agadir International Documentary Film festival (Morocco, April 28 - May 4 2014).

"Iranian" - International Festivals and awards

Aug 18, 2014

Mehran Tamadon's film Iranian, International Competitionand and Cinéma du réel 2014 Grand Prix, received the Buyens-Chagoll Award atVisions du Réel, Nyon (Switzerland, April 25 - May 3 2014) and the jury Special Award at Documentamadrid (Spain, April 30 - May 11 2014).

It was programmed at the following film festivals : Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, July - August 2014), Etats généraux du documentaire, Lussas (France, August 2014), Sidney International Film Festival (Australia, June 2014), Edinburg International Film Festival (Scotland, June 2014), Edoc, Guayaquil (Ecuador, May - June 2014), IndiLisboa (Portugal, April - May 2014), Dokumentar Filmwoche, Hambourg (Germany, April 2014), Bafici, Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2014).

Death of Harun Farocki

Jul 31, 2014

We learn with immense sadness the sudden death of German filmmaker Harun Farocki. Cinéma du réel had been following his work with passion since 1987 and "Wie man sieht" up until his last two films "Ein neues Produkt" in 2013 and "Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten" in 2014. Harun Farocki had been in particular present at the festival in 2007 for the German Stories retrospective when seven of his films were programmed. We share the pain of his family and friends in these difficult moments.

"Skies and Lands" - Festivals

Jul 31, 2014

Marie-Pierre Brêtas' film Skies and Lands (Hautes terres), French competition and Special Mention of the Institut Français Louis Marcorelles Award, Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Lama Film Festival (France, July 26 - August 1 2014), at Douarnenez Film Festival (France, August 22-30 2014) and at the festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 28-31 2014).

"The Stone River" - International Festivals and Awards

Jul 31, 2014

Giovanni Donfrancesco's film The Stone River, International Competition and Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at It's All True Festival, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Brasília and Belo Horizonte (Brazil, April - July 2014), at Cinemambiente Festival, Torino (Italy, May 31 - June 5 2014) where it received a Special Mention and at the festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 28-31 2014).

It was awarded the Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film at Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia, 12-19 july 2014).

It received the Gold Globe 2014 for best documentary film, awarded by the foreign press correspondents in Italy.

"Hams al moodun" - International Festival

Jul 31, 2014

Kasim Abid's film Hams al moodun, First Films International Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at Yerevan International Film Festival (Armenia, July 2014).

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