DOK Leipzig 2015/ 1/ Opening

The Press department at Dok Leipzig presents below what happens to night at the opening of the 58th edition of the international festival for documentary and animated films – tomorrow we will be able to report on what has happened outside the cinema and the Central Station, where Legida and anti-Legida demonstrations have been announced:

DOK Leipzig opens this evening at 7pm in Leipzig’s Cinestar Cinema. Burkhard Jung, Lord Mayor of the City of Leipzig, and Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, State Minister for Art and Science, will welcome some 700 national and international guests of DOK Leipzig. The keynote speaker is Festival Director Leena Pasanen. The evening will be led by Dr Grit Lemke, Director of Programming for DOK Leipzig, and journalist Jörg Tashmann.

The festival opens with the Andreas Voigt’s film “Time Will Tell”. The sixth part of Voigt’s internationally renowned Leipzig-Cycle, its World Premiere will be celebrated at the Opening Ceremony. The short Polish animated documentary ‘A Documentary Film’, directed by Marcin Podolec, will also be shown.

For the first time the Opening Film of DOK Leipzig will also be shown at a Public Screening. ‘Time Will Tell’ by Andreas Voigt will be shown at the Leipzig Central Station at 7.30 pm, in cooperation with Promenaden Hauptbahnhof. The event is public and admission is free. Following the screening, we welcome you to a Q&A with Andreas Voigt.

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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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