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Programme | Special Screenings

Opening night, closing night, sneak previews and French premieres of films acclaimed in the biggest international festivals.Special screenings celebrating the work of Jean-Louis Comolli, the restoration of Luc Moullet’s Genèse d’un repas and the work of Amos Gitai, 40 years after House first premiered at Cinéma du Réel.Two very special sessions showcasing radio pieces in documentary and fiction, in …

Selection ParisDOC | Works-in-Progress

Since 2014, Cinéma du réel has been encouraging the distribution of documentaries and promoting connections between those who make the films and those who work to distribute them. i œuvrent à leur diffusion. For its 10th edition, ParisDOC presents 6 feature-length documentary projects, French and international, at different stages of work, from editing to post-production. TO THE WEST, …

Interludes

Parallel to the screenings and discussions, visitors of the 45th edition of Cinéma du Réel can also embark on two paths off the beaten track. The first of the two brings visitors face-to-face with the 45 documentary filmmakers photographed by Stefano Missio, whereas the second invites them to experience a state of in-betweenness, a moment …

Programme | The world, differently

The story told by these films is not that of another world to be attained, but of our own world, differently, in a splendid gesture that desecrates the dominant systems. Amit Dutta, Antoine d’Agata, Sharon Lockhart, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pierre Creton, Ben Russell & Ben Rivers, Luis López Carrasco and Fern Silva all chart a global cinematic …

Accreditations are open

Accreditations and Student Passes are on sale from 15 February to 13 March included. Professional nominative and press accreditations : Accreditations can be distributed to film industry professionals (filmmakers, producers, festival programmers, distributors, associations, multimedia libraries… ) and journalists upon presentation of supporting documents. Professional nominative (50 €) or press (free) accreditations give access to all festival screenings (subject to availability), to opening …

Popular front(s) | The spirit of the Earth

Since 2019 the Popular Front(s) has focused precisely on the way that we inhabit the world,  convinced that cinema and the festival together are a possible space for our commitment and our reflection. The films screened this year compel us to face up to the catastrophe of a civilisation that is precipitating human and non-human …

Films in competition | 45th edition

FILMS IN COMPETITION 2023 This year again, the festival features world, international, or French premieres of the most outstanding international documentary productions as well as world premieres putting the spotlight on the French documentary scene. Out of the 1,686 films submitted for consideration, the selection committee has picked out a total of 41 works running …

Programme | Varan Vietnam adventure

Founded by Jean Rouch in 1978, Ateliers Varan is a programme dedicated to Direct Cinema and to training filmmakers across the world. In 2004, a team of instructors led by André Van In organized the first Varan workshop in Hanoi. Since then, nine workshops have been held in Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh …

Program Preview | 45th edition

Each year, Cinéma du Réel showcases documentary productions from all over the world, presenting the public with a wide range of forms and cinematic approaches and throws light on the formal developments and experiments affecting documentary filmmaking in relation to the history of film. The world, differently While documentary films show the world, some filmmakers choose …

Creation of the Préludes Prize | Call for projects

As part of ParisDOC’s 4th European Conference on Heritage Documentaries, Cinéma du Réel and Préludes are launching the Préludes Prize, designed to promote the restoration of documentary films. Préludes is an international sales and distribution company as well as a FVOD platform dedicated to debut films. In addition to providing distribution services, it works alongside emerging …

[ EntreVues – Belfort Film Festival 2022]

EntreVues – Belfort Film Festival, France, November 20 – 27 2022, programmes three films presented as part of Cinéma du réel 2022: We, Students!, Rafiki Fariala, International competition, Special mention of the International jury and Libraries Award, The Raw and the Cooked, Lisa Marie Malloy and Dennis Zhou, International competition, Drop It, Audrey Ginestet, French …