An episode focused on Visions du Réel, the international documentary film festival held in April in Nyon, Switzerland.
Visions du Réel has a strong reputation for championing creative, contemporary non-fiction cinema and has played a vital role for independent documentary filmmakers for decades.
And it has also been a significant source of inspiration for this podcast, as we have made several film discoveries, including El Father Plays HImself, Looking For Horses, My Mexican Bretzel, and Faya Dayi... the list goes on and on!
And this year, the 2022 selection is full of promise, with more than 160 films on display and a broad spectrum of forms, including many hybrid works.
Before traveling to Nyon for the festival, I had the great pleasure to speak with Emilie Bujès, the artistic director of the festival. The conversation turned a masterclass on programming, with insight into her journey into film curation and influences along the way.
Emilie also walks me through the International Feature Film Competition that holds 16 films - most of which are world premieres and over half from first-time feature filmmakers. We also briefly touch on one of the non-competitive sections (and one of my personal favorites), LATITUDES.
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This episode was co-produced by Christina Zachariades in Brooklyn and Aylin Gökmen in Zurich with original music by Nayeem Mahbub in Stockholm.
Special Thanks to Ursula Pfander and Fanny Graf.