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26.06.2024

Next deadline to apply: July 26, 2024

The next deadline for visions sud est support for documentary or fiction films in production or post-production is July 26.

Still one month to apply!

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08.06.2024

Results of the first round of support of 2024

At the last session of visions sud est, the Swiss fund's experts decided to support seven projects, with a strong emphasis on documentary films. Check at the new granted projects!

At its June session, the experts of the Swiss fund visions sud est have decided to support one fictional and three documentary films in production, as well as one fictional film and two documentary films in post-production, with a total amount of 150'000 Swiss francs:

Agora
directed by Ala Eddine Slim - TUNISIA

All That is Solid
directed by Luis Gutiérrez Arias & Zaina Bseiso  - CUBA

Untitled Project
directed by Min Min Hein - MYANMAR

I'm Coming For You
directed by Cyrielle Raingou - CAMEROON

‍Baby Jackfruit Baby Guava    
directed by Nong Nhat Quang  - VIETNAM

Flying Cows    
directed by Vahagn Khachatryan & Aren Malakyan - ARMENIA

Power, Elaine    
directed by Mila Turajlić - SERBIA

Congratulations to the filmmakers!

18.04.2024

Winner of the visions sud est Award at Visions du Réel 2024

During this edition of VdR–Industry, the visions sud est Award goes to THE SHADOW OF YOLÜJA by Hanz Rippe Gabriel (COLOMBIA).

The visions sud est Award is a prize offered by the Swiss fund Visions Sud Est (backed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC).

It's CHF 10,000 in cash awarded to the best project from the South (Africa, Latin America and Asia) or from Eastern Europe (according to SDC’s eligibility country list) presented at either the VdR–Pitching, VdR–Work In Progress or VdR–Rough Cut Lab.

At this year's Visions du Réel, the visions sud est Award has been given to a project in development, presented in the framework of VdR–Pitching, THE SHADOW OF YOLÜJA by Hanz Rippe Gabriel (COLOMBIA).

Congratulation to the team!

22.02.2024

6 films supported by visions sud est at the 2024 Berlinale!

visions sud est has a very strong presence at the Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) this year, with six supported films premiering at the festival.

Congratulations to everyone involved in:

PEPE by Nelson De los Santos - Dominican Republic

in Competition

DEMBA by Mamadou Dia - Senegal

in Encounters

CU LI NEVER CRIES by Pham Ngoc Lan - Vietnam

in Panorama

YO VI TRES LUCES NEGRAS by Santiago Lozano Álvarez - Colombia

in Panorama

DIARIES FROM LEBANON by Myriam El Hajj - Lebanon

in Panorama Dokumente

INTERCEPTED by Oksana Karpovych - Ukraine

in Forum

23.01.2024

Deadline for the first call of the year: February 23, 2024

The next deadline for visions sud est support for documentary or fiction films in production or post-production is February 23.

Check the how to apply page!

12.12.2023

Results of the 37th Session

During the last visions sud est session, the experts of the Swiss fund have decided to support six projects. Check at the new granted projects!

At its November session, the experts of the Swiss fund visions sud est have decided to support two fictional and two documentary films in production, as well as two fictional film in post-production, with a total amount of 165'000 Swiss francs:

Don't Cry, Butterfly
directed by Dieu Linh Duong - VIETNAM

When I Close My Eyes I See Your Eyes
directed by Sameh Alaa - EGYPT

Intercepted
directed by Oksana Karpovych - UKRAINE

Past Future Continuous
directed by Firouzeh Khosrovani & Morteza Ahmadvand - IRAN

Demba
directed by Mamadou Dia - SENEGAL

Tunis-Djerba
directed by Amel Guellaty - TUNISIA

Congratulations to the filmmakers!

03.11.2023

Films supported by visions sud est submitted for 2024 Oscars!

Congratulations to MAMI WATA by C.J. Obasi, THE MONK AND THE GUN by Pawo Choyning Dorji, TÓTEM by Lila Avilés, AUTOBIOGRAPHIA by Makbul Mubarak, CITY OF WIND by Purev-Ochir Lkhagvadulam

Visions Sud Est is proud to share that 5 films that have been supported by the Swiss funds have been selected by their respective countries as submissions for 2024 OSCARS!

Congratulations to the directors and production teams of:

MAMI WATA by C.J. Obasi - NIGERIA (Supported at post-production stage in 2021 2nd round)

THE MONK AND THE GUN by Pawo Choyning Dorji  - BUTHAN (Supported at production stage in 2021 2nd round)

TÓTEM by Lila Avilés - MEXICO (Supported at post-production stage in 2022 2nd round)

AUTOBIOGRAPHIA by Makbul Mubarak - INDONESIA (Granted at Open Doors 2019)

CITY OF WIND by Purev-Ochir Lkhagvadulam - MONGOLIA (Granted at Open Doors 2020)

Still from ©CITY OF WIND by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

26.08.2023

Winners of the Open Doors Grant at the Locarno Film Festival 2023

This year's Open Doors Grant goes to PANTASMA by Gloria Carrión (NICARAGUA), TRES BALAS by Génesis Valenzuela (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) and DESIDIA by Leandro Grillo (BOLIVIA)

For the second year, Locarno Film Festival dedicated its Open Doors program to Latin American and Caribbean countries.

The Open Doors Grant is a prize offered by the Swiss fund Visions Sud Est (backed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC) together with the City of Bellinzona and Open Doors.

At this year's festival in Locarno, the Open Doors Grant has been given to three projects:

A grant to a value of CHF 25'000 went to PANTASMA by Gloria Carrión, produced by Leonor Zúniga (NICARAGUA)

A grant to a value of CHF 20'000 went to TRES BALAS by Génesis Valenzuela, produced by Wendy P. Espinal (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

A grant to a value of CHF 5'000 went to DESIDIA by Leandro Grillo, produced by Alejandra Antequera (BOLIVIA)


The Open Doors Grant has a total value of 50’000 Swiss Francs divided into more awards and is funded by three organizations: Open Doors and visions sud est (both supported by the SDC) and the City of Bellinzona. The award is given for development or production of the winning projects – selected among the Open Doors Projects’ Hub.