November 4-14 is the time to watch documentaries in Copenhagen. An excellently edited and layouted website – address below – takes you through the huge programme with its many competitive sections, its industry programme, seminars, concerts, paries and events. There is something for everyone, the target is for sure a young audience but there is also a lot for those who are 50+, and would like to meet Günther Walraff or see the new Jørgen Leth, the long awaited ”The Erotic Human” (PHOTO), that the director himself introduces like this:

“It’s a film told from a man’s point of view. It is based on my sensitivity. It is not a democratic film. It is very egocentric.”

The film of Jørgen Leth is among the13 films have been chosen to compete for this year’s DOX:AWARD. ”The nominated films constitutes the selection of this year’s best international documentaries. They stand out thanks to their strong personal expression, their filmic qualities, and by insisting on the fact that documentaries have a rightful place in the darkness of cinemas.”

”New Vision Award is the competition for boundary-seeking experiments between documentarism and artistic reflection. Provocative and challenging, but also poetic and abstract. From the short, poetic moments via the 

cinematic essay to philosophical genre excursions beyond the limits of reality. The film language of the future is created here, and there is enough food for both fresh inspiration and critical thought.”

”The idea behind the Sound & Vision Award is to show that the music documentary can elevate itself above the average talking head based fan portrait and that it can have many different faces. From the crazy rock n roll attitude of ‘Lemmy’ to the intimate, personal atmosphere of ‘Ain’t In It For My Health’ or ‘The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José Gonzalez’. And from the luxurious production value of ‘Ride, Rise, Roar’ to the charming DIY aesthetic of ‘Backyard’ or ‘Werewolves Across America’”

”Amnesty Award is the competition programme for the artistically powerful films, which with their focus on human rights strike a blow for a less unjust world. But they are also films that break with both conventional thinking and victim attitudes in all corners of the world, and which are guaranteed to offer one or two surprises.”

… and many other sections to study at

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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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