Go to content

Several Belgian awards at Visions du Réel 2024!

Visions du Réel awarded no less than three prizes for French-speaking Belgian productions

Since 1969, Visions du Réel has been showcasing daring and unique works, imbued with past, present, or future realities. For ten days, the festival turns Nyon into a hub where several generations of filmmakers and artists from around the world meet a devoted and inquisitive audience. Recognized as one of the major festivals dedicated to documentary cinema worldwide, it presents a majority of films in their world or international premieres, serving as an essential creative platform for the thousands of cinema professionals who gather there each year.

In the Burning Lights Competition of the festival's 55th edition, Samira El Mouzghibati's film Les Miennes won the Fipresci Prize as well as the Zonta Prize this weekend. The film is produced by Michigan Films and WIP, and sold internationally by Hors du Bocal. It made its world premiere at Visions du Réel.

As the youngest of five sisters, I know that I have inherited a dark part of their story. In response to a tragic event that was kept silent, a clan of sisters was formed, from which my mother was excluded. Since then, among us, we call her "Your mother," as if she were no longer one of us. She will speak for the first time.

Who cares? by Alexe Poukine, produced by Wrong Men and CBA, received a Special Mention from the National Competition jury.

In the small arena of the training center, "fake" patients and "real" caregivers simulate medical consultations. The premise of these simulation sessions is that kindness is a quality that can be acquired and cultivated.

Among the other Belgian selections were the short films Crushed by Camille Vigny and Les Rengaines by Pablo Guarise, both produced by Dérives and selected in the Medium and Short Films Competition of the festival.

Also noteworthy is the presence of two French-speaking Belgian co-productions: Rising up at night by Nelson Makengo (produced by Twenty Nine Studio & Production), which received the Special Jury Award in the International Feature Film Competition, and The Flats by Alessandra Celesia (produced by Thank You & Good Night).


Les Miennes

Samira El Mouzghibati

Feature film / Documentary

Sauve qui peut

Alexe Poukine

Feature film / Documentary

Les rengaines

Pablo Guarise

Short film / Documentary


Camille Vigny

Short film / Documentary

Rising up at night

Nelson Makengo

Feature film / Documentary