Cinema du Réel

46th International Festival of Documentaries

Cinema du Réel

when:March 22nd - 31st, 2024
address:Bpi - Centre Pompidou
25, rue du Renard
75197 Paris cedex 04
tel:+331 4478 4516
deadline:November 15th, 2023
entry form:Online Submission

Cinéma du réel gives priority to cinematographic writing and approaches, in a broad understanding of documentary that can challenge the traditional borders of the genre, whatever the subject, length, format or form. Nonetheless we strongly insist that the Festival is not seeking news reports, current affairs programs, promotional or corporate films. We invite you to learn about the festival’s editorial line by browsing through the previous years’ selections on the website.
The program is composed by an International Competition and a French Selection, both including short films, feature films, first films, and, out of competition, special screenings and thematic programmes.
– The Cinéma du reel Grand Prix (Grand Prix Cinéma du réel), funded by the Bpi with the support of Procirep
– Scam International Award (Prix International de la Scam), funded by the Scam
– Institut français – Louis Marcorelles Award (Prix de l’Institut français – Louis Marcorelles), funded by the Institut français
– Joris Loridan Ivens – CNAP Award (Prix Loridan Ivens – CNAP), funded CAPI Films and the CNAP
– Short Film Award (Prix du Court Métrage), funded by the Bpi
– The Youth Jury Award (Prix des Jeunes), funded by Ciné+ in broadcasting rights acquisition
– The Library Award (Prix des Bibliothèques), funded by the Direction générale des médias et des industries culturelles, Ministry of Culture and Communication
– Intangible Heritage Award (Prix du Patrimoine de l’Immatériel), awarded and funded by the Département du pilotage de la recherche et de la politique scientifique, Ministry of Culture and Communication
– Original Music Award (Prix de la musique originale), funded by the Sacem, awarded by an internationally renowned composer
– Tënk Award, funded by Tënk in broadcasting rights acquisition
– Bois d’Arcy Prisoners’ Award, no financial reward

  • Beyond the one by Anna Marziano: International Competition for First Films

  • Monelle by Diego Marcon: International Competition for Short Films

  • Feast by Franco Piavoli

  • Pagani by Elisa Flaminia Inno: First Films International Competition

  • Whipping Zombie by Yuri Ancarani: Short Films International Competition

  • The Awaiting by Roland Sejko: Focus sur les Archives nationales du film d’Albanie

  • Dustur by Marco Santarelli: International competition - The Youth Award

  • Il matrimonio by Paola Salerno: International competition First Films

  • Sebastian0 by Fabrizio Ferraro: Special screening

  • Il solengo by Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis: Special screening

  • Black Beast by Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis: Compétition internationale courts métrages - Fresnes Prisoners' Award, Special Mention Short Film Award

  • The Secret by Cyop&Kaf: Compétition internationale premiers films - Joris Ivens Award

  • The Stone River by Giovanni Donfrancesco: Compétition internationale - Youth Award

  • Dark Matter by Martina Parenti, Massimo D'Anolfi: International Competition

  • In purgatorio by Giovanni Cioni: Fench Panorama - The Intangible Heritage Award

  • The Mouth of the Wolf by Pietro Marcello: International Competition - Scam International Award

  • At school by Leonardo Di Costanzo: Compétition Internationale

  • La Habana hoy by Cecilia Ricciarelli, Diego Malquori: Compétition Internationale