EDN Today and Yesterday

The EDN website is a rich source of general information for documentarians around the world. Available, even if you are not a member – which you definitely should be to get all the service provided by the organisation.

For instance the newly published call for projects to be pitched online, this time projects ”From the Opposition”, deadline for submission May 2nd, check the website, from where this (edited) text is taken:

EDN Online Pitching is a pitching format based on an online video conference, where a limited number of documentary projects are pitched. For this pitching session EDN is calling for documentary projects from the opposition. The submission deadline is May 2, 2014 at noon.

EDN Online Pitching is an initiative where four documentary projects are pitched to a group of leading international financiers and decision makers… each session lasts one hour. This session, which will focus on documentary projects on ‘the opposition’, will take place on May 23, 2014 at 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time).

With projects from the opposition, we mean documentary projects done by or portraying people, groups or movements forming a social or political opposition. This can for instance be: 

  –  Political oppositions fighting for democratic rights

  –  Armed groups battling suppressing political leaderships

  –  Social movements trying to change current dominant structures.

For this session we plan to have the presence of 4 – 6 financiers and experts with a special interest and experience in human rights, political and current affairs documentaries. So far the following have confirmed their participation:

Iikka Vehkalahti, YLE, Finland

Ryan Harrington, Tribeca Film Institute, USA

This is EDN of today, if you want to hear a bit from the past, EDN has published an interview with its Member of the Month, Tue Steen Müller, who remembers the days of the fax machine in the office in the mid 1990’es.


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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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