EDN Prize to IDF

May sound very “internal” to many of you, and it is indeed. But you should know about the fact that Institute of Documentary Film in Prague has been rightfully honoured by its sister/brother institution European Documentary Network. I am very much biased in this matter as I was director of the latter when the prize was initiated, and as I am now working for the IDF activity Ex Oriente. Nevertheless, here come the motivating words from EDN director Leena Pasanen to IDF director Andrea Prenghyova:

It is a great honour to present the EDN Award 2008 to IDF. Their work with establishing a documentary institute and all their activities to develop, encourage and promote documentary films have been of great importance for filmmakers and producers in the Central and Eastern European countries. Their tireless effort to contribute to the development of the documentary genre and industry is outstanding. IDF’s work with creating better conditions for this region’s documentary filmmaking and bring the regional films to the international scene serves as an excellent example of outstanding pioneer work.
Both institutions have very useful sites for those of you, who are interested in international documentary matters:

www.docuinter.net www.edn.dk

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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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