Film Festival 2014

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Visions du Réel - Festival International de cinéma 2014

Nyon, Switzerland
Friday, April 25 - Saturday, May 3, 2014

2013 rand Prix Swiss Post for the best feature film: Karma Shadub by Ramon Giger and Jan Gassmann

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Visions du Réel

Visions du Réel (Visions of Reality) is an international documentary film festival held in April each year in Nyon, Switzerland. Established in 1969 as the Nyon International Documentary Film Festival, the event adopted its current name in 1995. At its inception, the festival promoted Swiss films and films that were otherwise inaccessible — that is, those created in the Eastern Bloc countries behind the Iron Curtain. Now open to worldwide entries, the week-long festival has been directed by film critic Jean Perret since 1995.


The objective of Visions du Réel is to show the world as it is perceived, to break away from the mainstream. All the players of the brand Visions du Réel are mobilised to ensure a very high level of quality in their work and to contribute to the common good. The Festival offers a diversity of committed and inspired points of view whilst making it possible to correlate experiences, reflections and aspirations.

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2013 Visions du Réel Award Winners

Grand Prix Swiss Post for the best feature film - Karma Shadub by Ramon Giger and Jan Gassmann, Switzerland
Special Prize Régionyon for the most innovative feature film - Northern Light by Nick Bentgen, United States
Special mention - Night Labor by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, United States
Prize George Foundation for the best medium length film - Tevas (Father) by Marat Sargsyan, Lithuania
Special Prize George Foundation for the most innovative medium length film - What A Fuck Am I Doing On This Battlefield by Julien Fezans and Nico Peltier, France
Special mention - Poule Des Doods by Astrid Bussink, Netherlands
Prize Swiss Mobiliar for the best short film - American Dreamer by Thomas Haley, France
Special Prize Swiss Mobiliar for the most innovative short film - Nwa-Mankamana by Laurence Favre, Switzerland
Special mention - Filmstripe by John Blouin, Canada