DocAlliance Award in Cannes

From one of the partners of the DocAlliance, DOKLeipzig, we have received this press release: The Portuguese documentary film Cativeiro (Captivity) by André Gil Mata is the winner of this year’s Doc Alliance Award.
 
The Award was delivered on Monday at the Doc Brunch at the Cannes Film Festival, where André Gil Mata was present along with the representatives of the seven associated documentary film festivals.
 
In his acceptance speech, André Gil Mata referred to the importance of Doc Alliance for the dissemination of cinematographic documentary: “For a long time I was not at all interested in documentary, for at least in my country the dissemination of documentary was very distant from cinema itself, very narrowed in a standard approach dictated by television, that I find very poor. I hope Doc Alliance can help on changing this situation, to create means for documentary to be a truly free cinematographic practice.”
 
The Doc Alliance Award was given by  a jury composed of seven film critics, chosen by the partners of Doc Alliance: Antoine Duplan (Le Temps, Switzerland), Antoine Thirion, (Independencia, France), Francisco Ferreira (Expresso, Portugal), Dorte Hygum Soerensen (Politiken, Denmark), Matthias Dell (der Freitag, Germany), Tomasz Raczek (Film Magazine, Poland) and Pavel Sladký (Radio Prague, Czech Republic).
 
Running for the Doc Alliance Selection Award were also Demande à ton Ombre (Ask Your Shadow) by Lamine Ammar Khodja, Searching for Bill by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Pevnost (The Fortress) by Lukas Kokes and Klara Tasovska, The Shebabs of Yarmouk (Les Chebabs de Yarmouk) by Axel Salvatori-Sinz, The Captain and his Pirate (Der Kapitän und sein Pirat) by Andy Wolff and Fuck for Forest by Michael Marczak.
 
Doc Alliance is a partnership which emerged as a result of the co-operative effort of now seven key European documentary film festivals – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseilles, IDFF Jihlava, Planete+ Doc Film Festival Warsaw and Visions du Réel Nyon. Projects of Doc Alliance are the Doc Alliance Selection which will be shown at all partner festivals and the online platform www.DAfilms.com. Here you can find over 700 outstanding documentary films for stream and download.

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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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