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[Hot Docs 2022]

Hot Docs Festival, Toronto, Canada, 28 april – 8 may 2022, programmes four films of the 44th occasion of Cinéma du réel. No Simple Way Home, South Sudan, Akuol de Mabior, Documentary Africa, We, Students !, Central African republic, Rafiki Fariala, International Selection, Library Award, Rewind and Play, France, Alain Gomis, Special Screenings, Xaraassi Xanne …

Ghost Song – French National Release

Nicolas Peduzzi’s film Ghost Song, produced by GoGoGo Films and presented as part of ParisDOC Works-in-Progress, Cinéma du réel 2020, is theatrically released in France on Wednesday April 27th 2022. Distribution: Les Alchimistes.

[Côté court 2022]

Côté court Film Festival, Pantin, France, June 8th – 18th 2022, programmes 4 films presented during Cinéma du réel 2022. Prospective section: 7h15, merle noir, France, Judith Auffray, French selection, Langue des oiseaux, France, Erik Bullot, French selection, Cultural Intangible Heritage Award, Panorama section: Début d’hiver, France, Louis Barthélémy Rousseau, A First Window, First Window …

Who’s Stopping Us, French national release

Jonás Trueba’s film Who’s Stopping Us (Quién lo impide), special screening Cinéma du réel 2022, is theatrically released in France on Wednesday April 20th 2022. Distribution: Arizona distribution.

L’Hypothèse démocratique, French national release

Thomas Lacoste’s film L’Hypothèse démocratique, produced by Sister productions, Special screening Cinéma du réel 2022, is theatrically released on Wednesday April 20th 2022. Distribution: Nour Distribution.


A GIFT TO KREMLIN PROPAGANDISTS FROM THE UKRAINIAN FILM ACADEMYSince last night, I have been receiving phone calls and messages from friends and colleagues all over the world, expressing their astonishment and asking me to explain what happened to the Ukrainian film academy. I have also been trying to figure this out.  On the 27th of …

44th Edition Awards

AWARDED BY THE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM JURY Cinéma du réel Grand PrizeFunded by the Bibliothèque publique d’information (€ 5,000) and the Procirep (€ 3,000), and awarded to one feature film from both International and French Selections. Dry Ground Burning (Mato seco em chamas) Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós Andrade / 2022 / Brazil, Portugal / 150 min …

Popular front(s) : a space of struggle

It’s no coincidence that the main place for venting demands is the street; no coincidence if the powers that be are making the street increasingly inaccessible: its conquest is always the start of a victory of the right to be ourselves and to change ourselves by changing a society and its territory. The films we …

Ticket sales for the 44th edition of Cinéma du réel have strated!

Following the two online editions of 2020 and 2021, this 44th edition returns to theaters. It will hence return to guests, events, and discussions with the public, in a word: to togetherness. Building on the experience of the two previous years, Cinéma du réel will be offering an “enhanced” version of the festival. Discover our teaser realized …


We are glad to announce the ParisDOC Works-in-Progress 2022 selection! These are 9 feature documentaries, French and international, selected at different stages of production. Works-in-Progress supports the distribution and promotion of feature documentaries by connecting directors, producers and broadcasters at a decisive stage in the production process.

Announcement : Special screenings

Avant-premiere preceding their release in theaters, french premieres of films recognized by major festivals, and other curiosities. Every day of the festival, these Special screenings are conceived as events, always in presence of the filmmakers.

Announcement Competition : French Selection 2022

For its return to theatres, Cinéma du Réel is thrilled to present a french selection of 21 films in competition and to be once again able to host public Q&As with the people who made them.Regulars of the festival will be joined by a number of newcomers who stood out over the viewing of the 1,600 films taken …