DOKLeipzig 2014/ 10/ Jury Motivations

Here follows the jury motivations for the main competition winners and for the German competition winner, Domino Effect, a film that has been reviewed on filmkommentaren.dk

Golden Dove: Claudine Bories und Patrice Chagnard (Frankreich) for the film Les règles du jeu (Rules of the Game) Jury Statement: Adapting to society and the strange demands of the marketplace is the theme of this subtle, poetic documentary comedy about a group of young Frenchmen, who cannot hide their contempt for THE RULES OF THE GAME.

Honorary Mention: Alexander Nanau (Romania) for the film Toto şi surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters) Jury Statement: In spite of the total deroute of their impoverished, drug ridden family Toto and a sister fight to create a decent future for themselves. A straight forward, non-sentimental story about having to leave your family to survive.

Honorary Mention: Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands, Ukraine) for the film Maidan (PHOTO) Jury Statement: An iconographic piece of filmmaking about a society in despair framed and timed masterly. A cinematic depiction of a troubled moment in history that reads like a grand painting.

German Competition Winner: Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (Germany, Poland) for the film Domino Effekt (Domino Effect Jury Statement:The East European Riviera at the Black Sea, a former war area, wistfulness and decay. The filmmakers get to know an Abkhazian-Russian pair who fiercely argues about their love. Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski tell the story of this absolutely impossible love with great warmth and a visual feeling for tragicomical, surreal scenes. And, at the same time, about the absurdity of an absolutely impossible society on the edge of Europe.

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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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