CinéDOC Tbilisi 2015

 It starts October 21st and runs until the 25th – the documentary film festival in the Georgian capital. A quote from the website of the festival:

”After a long and difficult selection process, we are very happy to unveil the program of CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2015! We have received hundreds of interesting documentary films from all over the world. Our program department has watched all of them and carefully selected those films which will be presented in the five sections of the festival: International Competition, Focus Caucasus Competition, CinéDOC Young, Guest Country: Israel, and Women in Frame.”

Headed by Archil Khetagouri and Ileana Stanculescu, it is no surprise that the festival has a high quality in selection with Karolina Bielawska’s ”Call Me Marianna”. Giedre Zickyte’s ”The Master and Tatyana” (photo) and ”Twilight of a Life” by Sylvain Biegeleisen as just three of the 10 films in the international competition. The latter is the opening film, brilliant choice of the Belgian/Israeli film and also an introduction to Israel being the Guest Country in the programme of the three year old festival.

In the Focus Caucasus competition you find ”Double Aliens” by Latvian Ugis Olte, produced by Uldis Cekulis, a film that won first documentary prize at the festival in Batumi recently – and ”Be My Brother” by Olga Maurina – and ”Strange Particles” by Denis Klebleev.

Of course the festival has a section called CinéDOC Young, and a ”Women in Frame” with strong titles as ”A Separation” by Karin Ekberg, ”Belleville Baby” by Mia Engberg and ”Dreamcatcher” by Kim Longinotto.

Master Audrius Stonys from Lithuania has his ”Gates of the Lamb”, just awarded in Vilnius, shown in ”Special Screenings”.

Enjoy the festival, dear friends – and the khatchapuri, the khinkali and the chacha, writes a man who twice visited a wonderful Georgian restaurant in St. Petersburg last week!

http://www.cinedoc-tbilisi.com/

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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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