Hanka Kastelicová HBO Europe

In the series “EDN Member of the Month”, Hanka Kastelicová from HBO Europe presents, what her job at the channel is, what her background is, what she is proud of to have supported…

It’s very informative and good reading (you don’t have to be a member of EDN to get to it) and I can only add that Hanka is one of the most filmmaker supportive commissioning editors that I have met… last time was at the Baltic Sea Forum in September, where she was a very much loved tutor. A busy woman, read the answer to “what lies next for your calendar”:

“A forum, festival and market in Leipzig, an HBO workshop at the Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava, in between a short stop in Prague, meetings with several of our teams, and the premiere of the new HBO fiction series Mamon. Then several days in Budapest, more work in the office and also involvement with our Hungarian projects. After that a visit to the editing room in Belgrade, meetings with filmmakers with new proposals in Warsaw, the local premiere of a Romanian documentary, and meetings with Romanian filmmakers, and then IDFA. I have quite a busy life, but I love it just the way as it is…”


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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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