DocsBarcelona Starts Documentary Film School

Normally, there is no reason to bring a photo of two men signing a contract but in this case I want to honour my dear friend and colleague Joan Gonzalez (right) for making one more of his many dreams come through – here is the press release that came out:

DocsBarcelona creates DocsBarcelona Documentary School to strengthen international documentary training. To accomplish this project DocsBarcelona has associated with the School of Communication and International Relations of Blanquerna University.

The agreement has been signed between Dr. Josep M. Carbonell, chairman of School of Communication and International Relations of Blanquerna University and Joan González, DocsBarcelona director.

DocsBarcelona Documentary School will offer a wide training program in the documentary field. The program, that will start its activity in 2014-2015, will include an International Master of Direction and Executive Production of Documentaries, Postgraduate studies of Interactive Documentary and a Summer School of Documentary, among other training activities.

DocsBarcelona Documentary School has the aim to become a referent in the field of international documentary training during next years.

DocsBarcelona has more than 18 years of experience in the training field in Spain, Europe and Latin America. Designing, coordinating and giving courses in universities, film schools, markets, festivals and televisions.

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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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