Cinéma du Réel – film submissions 2018 are open

The opening of the selection for the competitive sections of the 40th edition of Cinéma du réel - International Documentary Film Festival, will be held from March 23rd to April 1st 2018 in Paris.

Screenings take place in the 3 cinemas of the Centre Pompidou and in several associated venues in the heart of Paris.

You can find the festival’s regulations and the submission form on www.cinemadureel.org.


The festival features four competitive sections of non-fiction films of all lengths:
- International Competition;
- French Competition;
- International First Films Competition - first and second films;
- International Short Films Competition.


Please note our deadlines:
- Films completed between April 1st and August 31st 2017: submission and viewing material: October 13th;
- Films completed after September 1st 2017: submission and viewing material: November 24th 
- Films still under completion on November 24th 2017: online submission November 24th; viewing material: December 22nd.


Submission fee is 7€


Please note that only films produced after April 1st 2017 will be considered for the competitions.

Feel free to contact the festival’s office if you have any question: cinereel@bpi.fr.