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In the four years it has been in existence DocMontevideo has established a space in the continent for contacts and reflection using the information and communications media. Our mission is to contribute to constructing a market in Latin America that will foster the circulation of top quality audiovisual material.

From the start, the work we do at DocMontevideo as a team and as an organization has spread and evoked ever-wider responses. Our objective is to get a commitment from and encourage various actors in the region involved in transforming and developing the audiovisual sector so as to improve our training, production, artistic creation and commercial capabilities. With this aim we have sought synergies and contacts with other experiences in Latin America and in the world that are developing along the same lines.

The international links we have established over these four years are getting stronger. In 2012 we have consolidated agreements with new markets and festivals. We shall select projects for DocsBarcelona (Spain), DocMeeting Argentina, Visions du Réel (Switzerland) and The Edinburgh Pitching (Scotland). We have set up a new space for cooperation with ITVS (USA) that involves distance tutoring, and we have developed new training and distribution areas jointly with TAL (Televisión América Latina). We have also opened a new cross-media workshop with support from the National Film Board of Canada and ITVS, and we have coordinated for Al Jazeera their first

open convocation for Latin American documentary makers.

DocMontevideo 2012 stands on three main pillars: training, networking and commercialization. We offer an intense range of activities including documentary workshops, pitching for Latin American documentary projects, pitching for series, and meetings to commercialize contents. Furthermore, we will host the fourth meeting of associates of the TAL network of television channels and we shall coordinate the forum of Latin American TV channels involved in producing audiovisual content for education. The workshop-competition entitled “One minute on earth” will be held, and in the evenings we will offer a cycle of documentaries called Documentary Week, which the respective directors and producers will attend.

In addition to all this there is also a collection of parallel DocMontevideo activities that express our aim to generate wider points of contact and maintain practical dialogues with a large part of the audiovisual sector productive chain. This involves, for example, a distribution workshop for SMEs in the MERCOSUR, an initiative of the program Mercosur Audiovisual (PMA) with financing from the European Union and the Mercosur, and we will organize the meeting of Film Commissions of Latin America.

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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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