DOKLeipzig Competition

Jetzt online, it says on the site of the DOKLeipzig festival that goes from the 26.10-1.11, and it is an overwhelmingly rich programme that the classic festival offers its local audience and many visitors. Read all about it, site adress below.

For this blog writer it is wonderful to see that the programmers of the festival, situated in the East of Europe, precisely has a strong look to the East and thus presents a handful of films from filmmakers from this part of the world, where – I know that I repeat myself – the originality and creativity are still alive and kicking. ”East Beats West”.

Among the films are these that you can read about on this site: August 17 (Aleksander Gutman), Altzaney (Nino Orjonikidze und Vano Arsenishvili), Cooking History (Peter Kerekes, ), The Living Room of the Nation (Jukka Kärkkäinen) (photo),

And with big expectations I look forward to seeing the new films by international documentary stars like Peter Mettler (Petropolis) and Pirjo Honkasalo (Ito – Diary of an Urban Priest) and Pawel Lozinski (Chemo).

Below some words about two other sections of the festival programme. There is much more going on – Joris Ivens retro, masterclass with Niels Pagh Andersen, 1989-thematic retro and much more.

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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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