DocsBarcelona Announces its Film Programme

The Barcelona International Documentary Film Festival DocsBarcelona presents the titles that will be part of its 27th edition, a showcase of the best of the world’s documentary production, which this year renews its structure and proposes a program to question colonialisms.  
On the one hand, Docs&Pearls, with an international and competitive character, will be from now on the Official Section of the festival. Docs&Cat will accompany Catalan talent, and the non-competitive thematic section Docs&Love will screen six feature films dedicated to different expressions and forms of love. The classic Docs&Teens and DOC-U will complete a festival that from May 2 to the 12 will offer a program of 40 documentaries and 10 short films. With the CCCB and the Renoir Floridablanca Cinemas as venues, and Filmin as a virtual window, this continues to be an essential cultural event in the Catalan capital. In the words of the Festival’s artistic director, Anna Petrus: “this year’s Docs will be full of discoveries and doors that open to invite us to walk along paths not yet explored, full of questions and tools to unlearn and relearn different ways of thinking and being in the world“.  
Likewise, the 27th edition of DocsBarcelona will pay tribute to the prestigious tandem formed by French filmmakers Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret, who will receive this year’s Honorary DocsBarcelona Award. This award includes a retrospective in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, with the screening of Journal de France(2012) and two titles signed by Depardon: 10e Chambre (2004) and La Vie Moderne(2008).  
The festival will open on May 2 with Agent of Happiness, a co-production between Hungary and Bhutan directed by Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó that was presented at the Sundance Festival and questions Bhutan’s label as the happiest country on the planet. On May 11, the festival will announce its list of winners at a gala to be held at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). All about the films to be screened: https://docsbarcelona.com

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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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