Established in 1969 and renamed to Visions du Réel in 1995, the festival very quickly made a name for itself as one of the most important rendez-vous of this speciality cinema, both in Switzerland and on the international scene. Each year, the programme covers a broad range of documentary and experimental films from all over the world. Film professionals gather in Nyon for the Industry programs. The objective of Visions du Reel is to show the world as it is perceived, to break away from the mainstream. All the players of the brand Visions du Reel are mobilised to ensure a very high level of quality in their work. The festival offers a diversity of committed and inspired points of view whilst making it possible to correlate experiences, reflections and aspirations.