DocsBarcelona Winners 2024

At least some of them, films I have seen:

Docs Award for the Best Film in the Docs&Pearls Official Selection: Laura Plancarte: Mexican Dream. The jury motivation goes like this: “For emerging as a generous and vibrant film, courageously delving into the complexities of its nuanced character and her reality. The director’s intimate, supportive, and collaborative approach, along with the decision to share script authorship, shows a profound sensitivity. It accompanies the protagonist’s journey of empowerment with empathy, challenging societal boundaries and norms with no hint of judgment or moralism”.

The Docs Nou Talent – Filmin awards the debut Daughter of Genghis by Kristoffer Juel Poulsen and Christian Als. The film is reviewed on this site: The jury motivation goes like this: “Along with this epic journey, we see a significant transformation of not just the struggling protagonist, but also the camera’s gaze on its subject. And we discover that profound patience is the very thing that enables this transformation. Seven years of production are required to portray the complexity of the once-ultra-nationalist Mongolian woman and allow her to find balance in her own life”.

The award for the best film in the category Docs&Cat – Catalan documentaries went to Casa Reynal by Laia Manresa Casals. The jury motivation goes like this:

“For the director’s narrative skill, which through a tribute to her grandmother and the working class, weaves an emancipatory story about the post-war generation. We want to thank Laia for captivating us with her red thread and moving us.”

Photo: Cesc Maymo.

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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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