Archidoc – Creative Use of Archives

Just some useful information for those of you who could be interested in following a course on the creative use of archive material in documentaries. The French film school, la femis (, runs Archidoc that is an English language three-session development workshop that for 2009/2010 takes place in Prague and Jihlava in Czech Republic, in Paris and in Biarritz in connection with Fipa. In the two first sessions great film directors and editors Stan Neumann and Erez Laufer take care of the development of the project and of the creation of a fine taster, in the last session the projects are being pitched to producers and commissioning editors. Sibylle Kurz and I take care of the pitch training. Héléna Fantl from la fémis is the one running Archidoc and she does so excellently. Many filmmakers and films have profited from the workshop, let me just mention one, the Latvian art and political doc “Gustav Klucis. Deconstruction of an Artist” (photo), directed by Peteris Krilovs and produced by Uldis Cekulis from Vide Film Studio. Thought you should know about this. Deadline for applications: September 10.

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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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