IDA Winners

It was ”O.J.: Made in America” by Ezra Edelmann that got the ”Best Feature Award” at the IDA (International Documentary Organization) ceremony in Los Angeles friday night. There was nothing for excellent films as ”Cameraperson” by Kirsten Johnson or ”I Am Not Your Negro” by Raoul Peck, a film I saw today at a new cinema in New York. Separate post on that film. Nothing for Gianfranco Rosi either for his ”Fire at Sea” but he could return to Europe to receive the EFA (European Film Award) to night in Wroclaw, Poland for best documentary.

The Netflix production from Syria ”The White Helmets” by Orlando Einsiedel won the ”Best Short Award” and we Danes should be proud that the ”Best Curated Series Award” went to Dokumania from public broadcaster DR2, a series that we have followed closely on this site – with Mette Hoffmann Meyer as the editor in charge. She has done a fine work bringing especially anglo-saxon documentaries to a Danish audience. One can only hope that Dokumania continues with high quality after Hoffmann Meyer has left DR.

For many other awards, including the one for Ally Derks for her pioneer work at IDFA, see

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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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