Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary

It’s a period of nominations for awards here there and everywhere. The national ones, the international ones. ”Who can bear to be forgotten”, as a line in a famous classic documentary goes. It means something to be on a list, to be appreciated, it’s not only red carpet and glamour. It helps get the films to an audience. Let’s mention the award given to a documentary at the Göteborg Film Festival in February. The quality focus is here obvious, when you see who got the award the three previous years:

”The War Show” (http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3727/) by Obaidah Zytoon and Andreas Dalagaard,

”Don Juan” (http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3443/) by Jerzy Sladkowski and

”The Look of Silence” (http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/2929/) by Joshua Oppenheimer.

The nominees for 2018 are

”Golden Dawn Girls” http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4095/) by Håvard Bustnes,

”Letters” by Marte Vold and Jéro Yun,

”A Good Week for Democracy” by Cecilia Björk,

”Entrepreneur” by Virpi Suutari,

”My Heart Belongs to Daddy” by Sofia Haugan,

”The Distant Barking of Dogs” (http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4099/) by Simon Lereng Wilmont,

”That Summer” by Göran Hugo Olsson,

”The Deminer” (http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4095/)

by Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal.

The winner can bring home 100.000 Skr.

The festival takes place January 26 to February 5. There are 399 films from 78 countries.


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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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