Film Programme at Baltic Sea Forum

It is a high quality film programme that the organisers of the coming Baltic Sea Forum offers its local Riga audience and the visiting filmmakers and tv editors.

Under the title ”Revolution starts at Home” (and from September 2-6) you are not surprised to find ”Recipes for Disaster” by Finnish John Webster, who will visit Riga to discuss his effort to introduce an oil celibacy in his family’s daily life. Other award winning films, highly praised on this site are ”Z 32” by Avi Mograbi, ”The English Surgeon” by Geoffrey Smith, ”Cash and Marry” by Atanas Georgiev and ”Burma VJ” (photo) by Anders Østergaard, who will also be in Latvia’s capital to meet his audience. ”The Yes Men are fixing the World” by Mike Bonnano and Andy Bichlbaum is on the programme and there is a visit from neighbouring Estonia by Jaak Kilmi and Kiur Armaa, who present their new original work ”Disco and Atomic War”. A quote from the description of the film: Finnish TV was the window to a dreamland for Estonia that the Communist party leaders never managed to close. Even though Western frequencies were blocked, many homes found a way to access the forbidden fruit. This a singular view of recent history where spy-film elements co-mingle with human tragic-comedy.

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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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