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Visions du Réel - Applications Open for Position of Artistic Director


The only documentary film festival in Switzerland, Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, is one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the world. The festival organizers are now seeking an artistic director to work together with the existing team on the next festival editions.

The Visions du Réel Foundation is recruiting an artistic director who will start working in July 2017 (or date to be agreed upon) and whose skills and experience corresponds to the requirements mentioned below:

Main tasks (among others)
• As a member of the Festival management board, the Artistic Director:
• Prepares, suggests and implements the general artistic strategy of the Festival, and specific • strategies for: cultural mediation, programming, Doc Outlook – International Market (DOCM), etc.
• Directs the Selection and Programme Department, both on an artistic and operational level
• Supervises the DOCM Department and oversees its integration into the Festival's general strategy
• Suggests and directs the Festival's programme throughout the year
• Prepares, suggests and implements strategies for partnerships with other Swiss and international cultural institutions and festivals
• Develops a national and international network connecting the institutions, people and work of value to the Festival

Profile (excerpt)
• You have a vast knowledge of the filmmaking world and documentary films, you have considerable experience in the field either of managing a cultural or artistic institution or managing large • scale projects in the visual arts sector.
• You find it easy to relate to people and have the network of institutions, people and works required to operate a festival.


The full job rquirements can be found on the festival's webpage related to the job offering.

If you are interested in this offer, please send your application and your ideas for the festival in a full dossier including your application letter, your curriculum vitae and your plans, no later than 24 October 2016, to the following address:

Vanessa Tribet
Deputy General Secretary
Visions du Réel
Festival international de cinéma Nyon
Place du Marché 2
CH-1260 Nyon, Switzerland


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