Another fine new initiative from DoxBox 2009 is the “Point of View” festival newsletter. Editor-in-chief is Danish Ulla Jacobsen, who by this year decided to leave the post of the DOX Magazine after more than a decade as the brilliant editor of (my biased opinion as former director of EDN, the organisation behind DOX) this best independent documentary film cultural publication. Ulla Jacobsen now works free lance as a journalist and video photographer. Here follows a clip from her intro to the “Point of View”:

… the intention is to create a space for reflection on and debate about the films that will be shown at the festival and the subjects they deal with. Each day a new edition will be published that will include reviews of the films at the festival, interviews with the filmmakers, reports from the corridors and highlights of the programme. One of the pages in the bulletin will be reserved for the side programme titled “Voices of Women” as this bulletin will also have a special focus on gender issues.

The bulletin is written by 9 young women from Syria, Morocco, Jordan and Denmark – and it also a product of a workshop that takes place during the festival which is training the nine participants to write about cinema and gender issues, and more specifically about documentary films and how gender issues are represented in this film genre…

The results can be read on

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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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