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Opening film | 46th edition

Cinéma du réel is pleased to announce that its 46th edition will open with the French premiere of Dahomey by Mati Diop, produced by Les Films du Bal and Fanta Sy and distributed by Les Films du Losange. Consider how these 26 royal treasures, shorn of their status as artefacts in European museums, have regained …

A whole night: Tribute to Marie-Pierre Duhamel

A great programmer who excelled at passing on her love of films, Marie-Pierre Duhamel was General Delegate of Cinéma du réel from 2005 to 2008—and much, much more. The festival will pay tribute to this guiding force through a selection of films reflecting Marie-Pierre Duhamel’s tastes and finds. A night dedicated to remembering an inspiring …

Discover the First window films

Launched in 2019, First window is dedicated to documentary debuts and features short films of varying lengths, from young creators enrolled in art schools, university film programmes, filmmaking courses of any kind, or creating outside of any specific training environment. From 22 to 31 March, the twelve films will be shown in theatres giving young …

Request your student pass

Student passes can be requested by students or Service civique participants upon presentation of a student card, a school certificate for the current year or a Service civic contract. Your student pass gives you acces to: All festival screenings Festival conversations ParisDOC : Morning sessions, Public Forum and Classic documentary film rendez-vous Student drink Opening and closing screenings (reservations required) The Tënk video …

Accreditations are open: the first 35 at 35€

Apply now for your accreditation to the 46th edition of Cinéma du réel. The first 35 applications will benefit from a preferential rate of 35€ instead of 50€.  Accreditations are open until 11 March 2024. Conditions and prices Industry professionals, get professional nominative accreditations (50€) and professional collective accreditations (70€), upon presentation of supporting documents. If you are a …

Films in Competition | 46th Edition

Running from 6 to 216 minutes, from Japan to Argentina and from France to China, the 37 films in the Competition will once again showcase the most outstanding contemporary documentary creations, as world, international or French premieres. AEROFLUX by Nicolas BooneFrance | 42’ | World premiere AMERICIUM by Théodora BaratFrance | 64’ | World premiere ARANCIA BRUCIATA by Clémentine …

Programme preview I 46th edition

Each year, Cinéma du Réel brings together the filmmakers behind contemporary documentary production around the globe. Through works that unsettle the mind, jostle the imagination, and confront us with different desires, aspirations and dreams, Cinéma du réel introduces a discontinuity in the relentless unfolding of reality, allowing us to face our contemporary. Discover the cinematic territories …

Les prières de Delphine | French Theatrical Release

We are pleased to announce the theatrical release in France of Rosine Mbakam’s film Les prières de Delphine, on Wednesday January 31, 2024. Les prières de Delphine received the Young Jury Award at the Cinéma du réel 2021. Production : Tândor Productions, Tândor Films Distribution : Singularis Films

Tokyo Documentary Film Festival

Discover Anastasia Shubina and Timofey Glinin’s film Piblokto, Inmates from the Bois d’Arcy Prison Jury Award | Cinéma du réel 2023, at the Tokyo Documentary Film Festival, 9-22 December 2023.

The soiled doves of Tijuana | French Theatrical Release

We are pleased to announce the theatrical release in France of Jean-Charles Hue’s film, The soiled doves of Tijuana, on Wednesday 6 December 2023. The soiled doves of Tijuana was presented as a Special screening at the Cinéma du réel 2023. Discover or rediscover Jean-Charles Hue’s work during the next edition of Cinéma du réel 22 | …

this human world – 16th edition

Vienne’s international human rights film festival, this human world, 30 November – 10 December 2023, programs four films presented during the latest editions of Cinéma du réel : Adieu Sauvage, Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento, Library Award Cinéma du réel 2023 Ana Rosa, Catalina Villar, Institut français Louis Marcorelles Award Cinéma du réel 2023 Mon pire ennemi, …