Cinéma du Réel - International documentary film festival
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Since its creation 38 years ago, Cinéma du réel has become a major documentary film festival in France. Taking a close look on the diversity of creation, of forms and ideas, the festival now gathers a large, loyal and interested audience.

The festival venues: le Centre Pompidou, le Luminor, le Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, le Forum des Images and several other venues in Île-de-France.

 

••• COMPETITIONS:

4 competitive sections: International Competition /// French Competition /// First Films International Competition /// Short Films International Competition

> The films in competition will be disclosed in February.

 

piavoli 2016••• FRANCO PIAVOLI : Voci del tempo

Franco Piavoli feels, films, draws and photographs Pozzolengo and its surroundings. This village and these hills stimulate Piavoli’s curiosity, they are the essence of his work. Through his camera, Franco Piavoli highlights the beauty of Nature, with sobriety, without ever falling into mannerism.

Through the microcosm of Pozzolengo, the whole universe is revealed.

This filmmaker, admired by Tarkovski and Bertolucci, introduced to a wider audience by Bellochio, will be present for the first screening of his complete works in France.

> In Forum -1, discover an exhibition of a selection of his photographs and drawings.

 

akram zaatari 2016••• AKRAM ZAATARI - In Between

This section of the festival focuses on artists working at the intersection between documentary, fiction and contemporary art.

Born in 1966 in Saïda, Lebanon, Akram Zaatari blends cinema, contemporary art, photography… He will come and present a dozen of his films, including a re-edited and unseen version of Crazy for You, and the French premiere of his last feature film, 28 nights and a poem.

Curated by Rasha Salti

 

nacaragua 2016••• FLORENCE JAUGEY & FRANK PINEDA - At Work

A focus on the work of the director Florence Jaugey and her partner in life and work, the Nicaraguan filmmaker, director of photography, war reporter and co-founder of Incine - Frank Pineda.

Through their films, the couple discloses the reality of life in Nicaragua and Central America from a social and cultural point of view, and bears witness to the life of people living outside of society. Ken Loach worked with them during the shooting of Carla’s Song.

Curated by Nicole Brenez

rejouer 2016••• REJOUER : Reenactment, representation, reinvention in documentary cinema

A selection of rare works, often unknown, free and unclassifiable objects where a ‘re-enactment’ plays with the codes of the documentary genre. A free and subjective study on the role of the actor in documentary, always making reference to classical cinema.

Curated by Federico Rossin

••• A story through images - The Albanian National Film Archive (AQSHF) in Focus

After Chile, Portugal and Greece, Cinema du Réel continues its world tour of Cinematheques, primal operators for the defense of the moving image heritage.

In 2016 the focus will be on a small country, more and more present in European film festivals: Albania. It will be a special occasion to discover rare or censored films, some of which will be screened for the very first time, thanks to the work of restoration of the Albanian Cinema Project.

Curated with Clarence Tsui /// In partnership with The Central State's Film Archive of Albania and Albanian Cinema Project.

 

special screenings 2016••• Special screenings and events

Premiere screenings, retrospectives or tributes, in the presence of numerous guests

Tributes to Chantal Akerman and Haskell Wexler /// Focus on Nikolaus Geyrhalter with 4 films, including the premiere of Homo Sapiens /// Frederick Wiseman with In Jackson Heights /// Sergei Loznitsa with The Event (Sobytie) /// Sergio Oksman with O Futebol /// Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis with Il Solengo //Luis Ospina withTodo comenzó por el fin...

 

••• AND ALSO:

Arrested Cinema: observatory of freedom in cinema /// ParisDOC, festival activities for professionals /// film and live music /// audiodescription /// other screenings and events

 


"The Stone River" - International Festivals and Awards

Nov 16, 2014

Giovanni Donfrancesco's film The Stone River, International Competition and Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the following festivals: Festival des Étoiles de la Scam, Forum des Images, Paris (France, November 2015), DokLeipzig Festival (Germany, October - Novembrer 2014)Ânûû-rû âboro, Festival international du cinéma des peuples, New Caledonia (France, October 2014), RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (Quebec - Canada, November 2014), It's All True Festival, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Brasília and Belo Horizonte (Brazil, April - July 2014), Cinemambiente Festival, Torino (Italy, May - June 2014) where it received a Special Mention and at the festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 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.

The Last Travel of Madam Phung - International Festivals

Nov 16, 2014

Nguyen Thi Tham's film The Last Travel of Madam Phung, International First Films Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Chéries Chéris, Paris gay, lesbian, bi, trans & ++++ Festival (France, November 25 - Decembrer 2 2014) and at Luang Prabang Film Festival (Laos, 6 - 11 December 2014).

It was programmed at the following festivals: Traces de vie (France, November 2014), Mini Doc Fest (Vietnam, October - November 2014), Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York (United States, October 2014), Taiwan Women's Film Association, Taipei (Taiwan, October 2014), Freedom Film Festival (Selangor, September 2014), Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon (Myanmar, June 2014), European Vietnames Film Festival, Hanoï (Vietnam, June 2014), Chopshots Documentary Film Festival, Jakarta (Indonesia, April 2014) where it received a special mention, Festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 2014).

"Belva nera" - International Festivals

Nov 16, 2014

Alessio Rigo de Righi et de Matteo Zoppis' film Belva nera, International Short film festival, Fresnes Prisoners' Award ex aequo and special mention to the Short Film Award Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at Lago Film Festival, Revine Lago (Italy, July - August 2015), at RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (Quebec - Canada, November 2014), at Festival Indie 2014 - Mostra de cinema Mundial, Sao Paolo and Belo Horizonte (Brazil, September 2014), at the Cinema Corto in Bra Festival (Italy, June 2014) and at BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2014).

"In Samartien" - International Festivals

Nov 16, 2014

Volker Koepp's film In Samartien, International Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 is selected at Kasseler Dokfest (Germany, 11 - 16 December 2014).

It was programmed at Visions du Réel, Nyon (Switzerland, April - May 2014).

"Eugène Gabana, le Pétrolier" - International Festivals

Nov 16, 2014

Jeanne Delafosse and Camille Plagnet's film Eugène Gabana, le Pétrolier, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 is selected at Festival dei Popoli, Florence (Italy, Novembert 28 - December 5 2014).

In collaboration with the Bibliothèque Mériadeck de Bordeaux, Cinéma du réel organizes on December 10th at 6 a.m., a screening of the film, in Camille's Plagnet presence ! A debate, presented by Carine Bernasconi, will take place after the screening.

With the support of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DGMIC, Service du Livre et de la Lecture.

It was programmed at the following festivals: Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France, November 2014), Kasseler Dokfest (Germany, November 2014), Festival international du film d'Afrique et des îles, Le Port, Ile de La Réunion (France, October 2014), Festival Sans Canal Fixe, Tours (France, October 2014), Mediterranean Film festival, Siroki Brijeg (Bosnia, August 2014), Open City Doc Fest London (United Kingdom, June 2014) et Visions du Réel, Nyon (Switzerland, April - May 2014).

"Zivan makes a punk festival" - International Festivals and awards

Nov 16, 2014

Ognjen Glavonic's film Zivan makes a punk festival, International Firts Films Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy, November 28 - December 5 2014).

It received the Best Documentary Award in the Music Docs section of Brussels Film Festival (Belgium, June 6-14 2014) and a special mention at Beldocs, Belgrade (Serbia, May 8-14 2014).

It was programmed at CPH: DOX (Danemark, novembre 2014), at Ânûû-rû âboro, Festival international du cinéma des peuples, New Caledonia (France, October 2014) and at London Open City Doc Fest (United Kingdom, June 2014).

"¡Bello, bello, bello!" - International Festivals

Nov 16, 2014

Pilar Álvarez García's film ¡Bello, bello, bello!, International Short films competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy, November 28 - December 5 2014).

It was programmed at RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (Quebec - Canada, November 2014), at Fidocs, Santiago (Chile, June 2014) and at Edoc, Guayaquil (Ecuador, May - June 2014).

"Once Upon a Time" - International Festivals

Nov 16, 2014

Kazim Öz's film Once Upon a Time (He bû tune bû), International Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at DokuFest Prizren (Kosovo, August 2015), at RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (Quebec - Canada, November 2014), at the Viennale, International Film Festival (Austria, October - November 2014) and at the festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 2014).

"National Diploma" - International Festivals and award

Nov 15, 2014

Dieudo Hamadi's film National Diploma (Examen d'état), International Competition, Scam International Award and Potemkine Award Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the following film festivals: CPH: DOX (Danmark, November 2014), Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France, November 2014), Festival des cinémas d'Afrique du pays d'art (France, November 2014), Festival des nouveaux cinémas documentaires (France, November 2014), RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (Quebec - Canada, November 2014), Abu Dhabi Film Festival (United Arab Emirates, October - November 2014), DokLeipzig Festival (Germany, October - November 2014), Ânûû-rû âboro, Festival international du cinéma des peuples, New Caledonia (France, October 2014), BFI London film Festival (England, October 2014), Taiwan international documentary film festival (Taiwan, October 2014), Toronto International Film festival (Canada, September 2014), Festival Cinémas d'Afrique, Lausanne (Switzerland, August 2014), Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas (France, August 2014), Encounters, South African International Documentary Festival, Cape Town (South Africa, June 2014), Ciné Droit Libre Festival, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, June 2014) and Festival du film de Lasalle (France, May 2014).

It received the Jury Special Award at the Festival international du film francophone de Namur (Belgium, October 2014), and the Grand Prix FIDADOC at the Agadir International Documentary film festival (Morocco, April 28 - May 4 2014).

"Hams al moodun" - International Festivals

Nov 13, 2014

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

"We, Striking" - Theatrical release and International Festival

Nov 13, 2014

Denis Gheerbrant's film We, Striking (On a grèvé), French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the Festival Résistances, Foix (France, July 2015).

It was selected at the Muestra internacional de cine documental de Buenos Aires (Argentina, October 2014).

It was theatrically released on September 10th 2014 at the cinema L'Espace Saint-Michel in paris. Distributor : Zeugma Films.

"Go Forth" - International Festivals

Nov 12, 2014

Soufiane Adel's film Go Forth, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 was programmed at the following film festivals: Festival des nouveaux cinémas documentaires (France, November 2014), Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montreal (Quebec - Canada, October 2014), Festival international du film d'Afrique et des îles, Le Port, Ile de La Réunion (France, October 2014), Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal (Canada, October 2014), Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas (France, August 2014), Biografilm Festival, Bologna (Italy, June 2014) FIDADOC Agadir International Documentary Film festival (Morocco, April - May 2014).

"A Spell to Ward off the Darkness" - International Festivals

Nov 12, 2014

Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's film A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, Special screening Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at  Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y cortometraje de Bilbao (Spain, November 2014), at Olhar de Cinema-Curitiba International Film Festival, Curitiba (Brazil, May - June 2014) and at Dokumentar Filmwoche, Hambourg (Germany, April 2014).

"Mare Magnum" - International Festivals

Nov 12, 2014

Ester Sparatore and Letizia Gullo's film Mare magnum, International First films competition Cinéma du réel 2014 was programmed at Traces de vies (France, November 2014), at Libero cinema in libera terra, Festival internazionale di cinema itinerante contro le mafie (Italy, July - October 2014) and at Biografilm Festival, Bologna (Italy, June 2014).

"Eco de la montaña" - International Festivals

Nov 11, 2014

Nicolás Echeverría's film Echo de la montaña, International competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France, November 2014), at Abu Dhabi Film Festival (United Arab Emirates, October - November 2014) and at DocsDF Festival, Mexico (Mexico, October - November 2014).

"O Arquipelago" - International Festivals

Nov 11, 2014

Gustavo Beck's film O Arquipelago, International Short film competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at CPH:DOX (Danmark, November 2014) at the Viennale (Austria, October - November 2014) and at Belo Horizonte short film festival (Brazil, September 2014).

"Metáfora or Sadness Inside Out" - International Festivals

Nov 10, 2014

Catarina Vasconcelos's film Metáfora or Sadness Inside Out (Metáfora ou a tristeza virada do avesso), International Short films competition and Best short film Award Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the following film festivals: Festival DokLeipzig (Germany, October - November 2014) DocLisboa Festival, Lisbon (Portugal, October 2014), RIDM, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (Quebec - Canada, 12 - 23 November 2014) Moscow International Film Festival (Russia, June 2014), Olhar de Cinema-Curitiba International Film Festival, Curitiba (Brazil, May - June 2014).

"Joy of Man's Desiring" - International Festivals

Nov 10, 2014

Denis Côté's film Joy of Man's Desiring, International Competition Cinéma du réel 201, was theatricaly released in Paris on Wednesday October 29th. Distributor : Norte Distribution.

It was programmed at the following film festivals: CPH: DOX (Danmark, November 2014), Viennale International Film Festival (Austria, October October - November 2014),Festival du film francophone de Namur (Belgium, October 2014), It's All True Festival, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Brasília and Belo Horizonte (Brazil, April - July 2014), Festival international du film de La Rochelle (France, June - July 2014), Edinburg International Film Festival (Scotland, June 2014), IndiLisboa (Portugal, April - May 2014), Dokumentar Filmwoche, Hambourg (Germany, April 2014).

"A Masque of madness" - International Festivals

Nov 10, 2014

Norbert Pfaffenbichler's film A Masque of Madness, Night Has many Eyes Programme Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (Spain, November 2014), at the Muestra internacional de cine documental de Buenos Aires (Argentina, October 2014) and at IndiLisboa (Portugal, April - May 2014).

"Skies and Lands" - Festivals

Oct 16, 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,was theatrically released on October 15th 2014. Distributor: Zeugma films.

It was programmed 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).

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