Documentarist Istanbul

For the seventh time the Documentarist festival is running in Istanbul – until June 12 – under the leadership of, among others, director Emel Çelebi. There is a Turkish Panorama, a focus on Syria, a tribute to Johan van der Keuken, an international Panorama, a section called Memoriam, where Alain Resnais classic ”Nuit et Brouillard”, Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man”, Peter Liechti’s “The Sound of Insects” and Michael Glawogger’s “Working Man’s Death” will be on screen.

Tomorrow, if you happen to be in Istanbul, Pawel Lozinski will be visiting the festival to show and discuss the idea behind “Father and Son”. The festival presents the case study like this:

The documentary filmmakers Marcel and Pawel Lozinski are father and son. They went on a trip together in order to make a film and they ended up making two differently edited documentaries of the same journey. What has happened on roads and in the editing room? Why have they decided to make their own versions but not one common film? In the ‘case study’ about this unique experience, we’ll hear the son’s side of the story.

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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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