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Switzerland’s Visions du Réel Reimagined as Digital Only Event



Visions du Réel, a movie competition in Nyon, Switzerland, has modified the format of its subsequent version to accommodate the restrictions imposed by the Swiss authorities in gentle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially deliberate to run from April 24 to Might 2, the competition will now be a digital-only occasion held over an extended interval, with a lot of its lineup made obtainable on-line from April 17.

Émilie Bujès, creative director of the occasion, mentioned: “Visions du Réel 2020 won’t happen on the Place du Réel, within the cinemas, within the tent and within the bar in Nyon. However it’s going to resolutely be held on the web, in virtually all its beneficiant variety, and can go to the spectators at dwelling, additional increasing the attainable territories.”

In redesigning the competition, its organizers have sought to stay true to its important nature – outlined by rigorous creative requirements and conviviality.

The brand new model consists of open-access platforms from which festivalgoers can view a lot of the choice, alongside short-form interviews with administrators, and on-line masterclasses.

The movies within the Worldwide Function Movie Competitors, Worldwide Burning Lights Competitors, Worldwide Medium Size and Brief Movie Competitors, and Opening Scenes type the bedrock of the programming. The overwhelming majority of those productions (round 98%) will probably be accessible from April 17 in collaboration with the Competition Scope platform. Entry is open to everyone and freed from cost, however restricted to 500 spectators per movie. All of the movies chosen for the Nationwide Competitors will probably be obtainable on-line by way of the RTS web site. These free broadcasts will probably be obtainable for 24 hours for every movie. The totally different competitions will nonetheless go forward and the juries will deliberate remotely.

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The Grand Angle part will probably be introduced on, additionally with open-access and freed from cost. Lastly, the unbiased documentary platform Tënk will present the movies from the non-competitive Latitudes part freed from cost. All movies and platforms will probably be accessible by way of the competition web site:

Some works by the particular friends of this 51st version will probably be seen on these platforms as nicely. 2020 Maître du Réel, Claire Denis, will give her Masterclass as deliberate, on-line, and a few of her movies will probably be obtainable on Të The filmmakers Petra Costa and Peter Mettler, to whom the Ateliers 2020 are devoted, may also give masterclasses on-line, whereas it will likely be attainable to view a collection of their movies on the Doc Alliance platform (

Visions du Réel additionally presents “Sentiments, signes, passions – à propos du livre d’picture,” an exhibition developed throughout an extended dialogue between Jean-Luc Godard, his producer and shut collaborator Fabrice Aragno, and Émilie Bujès, creative director of Visions du Réel. Primarily based on the filmmaker’s newest movie, “Le Livre d’picture,” the exhibition permits the general public to know the work of the French-Swiss director, who lives in Rolle and is linked to town of Nyon by way of his private historical past. It’ll happen as quickly as Nyon Citadel re-opens.

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