Important Questionnaire from EDN

Ahhh again! Someone asking you to fill in a questionnaire – were you happy with the festival, the workshop, the hotel you stayed at, the dinner you enjoyed and paid for… You know it and you don’t like it. And if you don’t answer, be sure they will come back.

The same as director of EDN (European Documentary Network) Paul Pauwels (PP) and his office in Copenhagen has done again and again. BUT WITH QUITE A DIFFERENT AIM that points to the future. I have always been sceptical when it comes to studies, especially to academic ones, but having been pushed gently by PP, I clicked on the link below and went quickly to the questionnaire, that is actually very well put together showing that ”they” know what they are talking about.

It’s part of the EDN’s ”Media and Society” survey that EDN and partners want to be the fundament for setting up a policy for the future of the documentary genre, in all its aspects.

The questionnaire is NOT ONLY FOR EDN MEMBERS, who are primarily producers/productions companies and institutions. I would strongly advice also directors, camerapersons, editors etc. to take a look at the questionnaire.

And if I may be ”geographical”: EDN has far too few members from the Eastern part of Europe – and their situation is quite different from the (rich) countries in the West of Europe like France, Germany, the Nordic … so come on Baltic makers, Polish, Belorussians, Czech, Slovaks, Hungarians, Croats, Serbs, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Slovenians, Russians, Georgians, Ukrainians… take a look, give your answers, make your voices heard! How do you see the documentary world today and tomorrow? About 30 minutes online, it’s nothing!

http://edn.network/activities/media-and-society-initiative/

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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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