Archidoc in Paris

The EU MEDIA programme supported training programme Archidoc, organised by the French film school la fémis had its third and final session February 22-25. At this session the 9 participants, who had been tutored by a team led by Israeli director and editor Erez Laufer, pitched their archive based, creative documentaries to a panel of 16 commissioning editors, distributors and international producers. Contrary to other training programmes, Archidoc takes a focus on the directorial development of projects to be ready to meet the demands of a market.

Archidoc has since 2004 been involved in several strong documentaries that have made their way to festivals and a broader audience in the television landscape. Let me mention the recent huge success of Mila Tutajlic, ”Cinema Komunisto” (photo), which is superbly using archive material from Yugoslav feature films, Latvian Peteris Krilovs ”Gustav Klucis. A Deconstruction of an Artist”, which has been shown all over Europe, Catalan Edmond Roch’s entertaining docufiction ”Garbo, the Spy” and ”Metrobranding” by Romanian Ana Vlad and Adi Voicu.

Filmmakers with projects that need a creative development to reach an international audience should check out the programme that will advertise its 2011/2012 edition on the site of la fémis:

www.lafemis.fr

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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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