10th Planete Doc Film Festival Warsaw

… starts its programme tomorrow May 10 and runs until May 19. The selection is rich – take a look at the website’s ”Film Sections”, link below, and you will notice that the director Artur Liebhart and his team do an interesting editorial promotion work, inviting the audience to have a look at what hides behind the caption ”Political Sciences” or ”Fetish and Culture” or ”Intimate Stories” or ”Heroes Are Among Us” and many more. Click, as an example, the intimate stories and you will find films like Latvian ”Documentarian” by Ivars Zviedris and Ines Klava, Mika Ronkainen’s ”Finnish Blood Swedish Heart”, Alan Berliner’s idfa festival winner ”First Cousin Once Removed”, ”Elena” by Brazilian Petra Costa and ”Private Universe” by Helena Trestikova.

There are retrospective series with Sergei Loznitsa and Peter Mettler, and tonight while this is being written – far away from Warsaw – the opening show goes like this with talented Austrian director Timo Novotny who:

… will create a film remix in front of the audience. He will be accompanied by live music played by Markus Kienzl and Wolfgang Frisch from Sofa Surfers. They use the opportunities that digital technologies offer, but at the same time they take from the tradition of silent films and tapers. The show will take the audience to New York, Los Angeles, Moscow and Tokyo. It will be based on images and musicthemes from Timo Novotny’s “Trains of Thoughts” (photo). Sofa Surfers wrote the score for the movie.


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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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