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The Special Jury Award at the 1st Cinedoc Tbilisi festival went to Pawel Kloc for his ”Phnom Penh Lullaby”. The motivation of the Jury of the International Competition:

THE SPECIAL JURY AWARD GOES TO A DOCUMENTARY THAT VERY MUCH SEDUCED THE JURY BY IT’S CINEMATIC QUALITIES AND ITS INTRIGUING PROTAGONIST.

BY USING POWERFUL IMAGES AND AN IMPRESSIVE AND WELL-BALANCED SOUNDTRACK THE FILM MAKER INTRODUCES US INTO A SOCIETY THAT IN REALITY LOOKS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE TO BE FOUND IN THE GLOSSY IMAGES OF THE TRAVEL AGENCY BROCHURES.

EVERY SCENE OF THIS FILM IS OF A SELDOM SEEN INTIMACY, BRINGING THE VIEWER VERY CLOSE TO THE INTERNAL STRUGGLE OF A MAN TRYING TO BE GOOD IN A BAD WORLD.

IN ADDITION THE FILM MAKER MANAGES TO INTRODUCE A SECOND LAYER ON TOP OF THE PERSONAL STORY: THIS OF THE CONSTANT SCANDAL OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN A SOCIETY THAT AT SOMETIMES SEEMS COMPLETELY LAWLESS.

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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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