The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is pleased to announce the call for festival attendance of ‘Visions du Réel Festival’ which will be taking place from the 21st to the 29th of April 2017.


Every year during the Visions du Réel Festival, the Focus aims at drawing attention to an Eastern or Southern country that currently structures its documentary production on an international level. It is not only about allowing the general and professional public to discover a guest country, its social and cultural specificities. Encouraging exchanges and encounters between film institutions, producers, directors and distribution companies from different countries. The Festival highlights creative documentary film projects and offers important networking opportunities.


How to apply


Complete an online form for festival attendance, available on our website, or


Applications will not be considered if:


the application form is incomplete or wrong information is provided;

Supporting documents are missing or not certified;

Applications sent via fax or email will not be considered.


Deadline for applications: 9 March 2017


For any queries on the application process and qualifying criteria, please email Thandekile Sishange, Tell: 011 483 0880.