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vdr 2015 Imagine waking up tomorrow and all music has disappeared Film still web
Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared
VO English; ST French
19 April 7pm, Théâtre de Marens; 20 April 10am, Salle Communale

Freedom of expression and the emergence of exceptional women are the two main themes of the 46th edition of Visions du Reel, the world-renowned international film festival of Nyon being held this year between 17 and 25 April 2015.

Visions du Réel is one of the most important festivals in the world in the documentary field. Founded in 1969, the festival draws a large audience of documentary film enthusiasts and professionals : last spring there were 33 000 attendees in Nyon.

166 films from 54 countries have been selected for this year’s festival, 83 of which will be presented as world premières and 30 as international premières.  At the heart of Visions du Réel’s 2015 program are several portraits of exceptional women.  Women are also behind the camera, representing 40% of the 160 filmmakers selected.

vdr 2015 God Save Justin Trudeau Film still web
God Save Justin Trudeau: VO French, English; ST English, French
16 April 8pm, Festival Avant-Première | Théâtre de Marens (free admission)
18 April 5.30pm, Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland

Several English-speaking films will be screened throughout the 9 days of the festival. Of particular note are: Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow And All Music Has Disappeared, which provides an interesting insight into a world without music;  God Save Justin Trudeau, offering an amusing take on the Canadian political context; and, finally, Austin to Boston, where viewers are taken on a musical ride throughout the United States. The first screening of each of these events will be held in the presence of the filmmaker.

The link between the festival and Doc Outlook-International Market (DOCM) is a major asset of Visions du Réel.  Through a series of workshops and film-related events, the DOCM conference supports and promotes film projects at the different stages of production, from development to distribution. Thanks to the excellent reputation of this conference, more and more professionals from the audiovisual sector are now attending Nyon.  More than 1000 participants from about 50 countries took part in 2014. Click here for more information.

vdr 2015 Austin to Boston Film web
Austin to Boston: VO English; ST French
23 April 9pm, Théâtre de Marens
24 April 5.30pm, Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland

competitionbutton1To help promote the festival locally, the organizers have kindly offered knowitall.ch readers the chance to win one of five double ticket vouchers, which can be redeemed at any ticket office for a film of your choice, subject to availability.

To apply for tickets, all you have to do is send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details, remembering to put “knowitall” in the subject line. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and the winners will be notified by email. (Update: Please note that all tickets have now been allocated).

Visions du Réel
Nyon International Film Festival
Place du Marché 2
1260 Nyon
022 365 44 55
17 – 25 April 2015

Congratulations to the following people who have each won a double ticket to see a film of their choice at Visions du Réel:

Kusum Dhanania
Jeanine Beck
Bev Espasandin
Mary Pecault
+ one other.