2nd Edition of AegeanDocs

New documentary festival in Greece, actually the second edition it is – the official selection has been announced.

Some words from the site of the festival: ”The AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival announces the selection of the 54 documentaries, which will participate in the official (competition) program of the AegeanDocs 2014 in Lesvos, Chios and the other islands of the Northern Aegean from 20 to 28 September 2014… The final list represents 27 countries from Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, United States, Chile, Peru, Argentina and India. We have received an impressive number of well qualified film proposals – 347 films from around the world – the selection committee has selected 54 films for the official program…

The opening film will be the Oscar nominated ”The Act of Killing” by Joshua Oppenheimer… All 54 films will take part in the competition for the four AegeanDocs awards: Best History Documentary, Best Political Documentary, Best Social Documentary (2.000 euros each) and for the Special Award for Young Filmmaker (1.000)…”

My pleasure it is to see that several films that took part in workshops organised by Storydoc (Kostas Spiropoulos and Chara Lampidou), must be the driving force behind this festival, have been taken for presentation, including films from Greece, of course, like Marianna Economou’s ”Food for Love” and Stella Alisanoglou’s ”Dimitris Papadoulis – The Multiple Gift”, but also Palestinian Nahed Awwad’s actual ”Gaza Calling” and Sara Ishaq’s ”The Mulberry House” (photo).

Fine quality is also Greek ”The Grocer” by Dimitris Koutsiabasakos and ”Ain’t no Cinderellas” by Turkish Emel Celebi.

Take a look at the site, impressive festival initiative.

http://www.aegeandocs.gr/aegeandocs-2014-the-official-selections/

http://www.storydoc.gr

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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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