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It started yesterday and runs until July 27. It is the fourth edition of DocMontevideo in the Uruguayan capital. And it has a very professional approach to why and how to reach a goal that is both regional and international. The subtitle to the event says ”TV Meeting/Pitching, Workshops, Networking” and in that way it draws parallels to the festivals and markets in Europe that aims at uniting industry and art.

Below you will find the organiser’s both visionary and practical text from the clear and appealing website of DocMontevideo. Here is to mention the international participation of the ITVS in the US and the National Film Board of Canada, as well as a masterclass with Lithuanian Audrius Stonys (photo), whose work is very familiar to readers of filmkommentaren. Bravo for this Eastern European target, last year Marcel Lozinski visited Montevideo.

Otherwise the Documentary Week of DocMontevideo includes the showing and debate with the directors of ”The Lifeguard” (Maite Alberdi, Chile), ”Birth” (Jorge Caballero, Colombia), ”Aqui se Construye” (Ignacio Aguero, Chile), ”My Family’s Flowers” (Juan Ignacio Fernández Hoppe, Uruguay) and ”CTRL-V” (Leonardo Brant, Brazil).

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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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