If you search “Kites” on this site, you will find both a salute to a very fine film and a warm congratulation because of the selection to take part in the prestigious Locarno Film Festival – that has just ended. With a fine result for the film. Read this proud clip from a press release published by the producer + the jury´s motivation:

Director Beata Dzianowicz and producer Krzysztof Kopczyński have received the Critic’s Week Award (Le Prix SRG SSR idee Suisse/Semaine de la Critique… ) It is the main prize awarded in the international competition of full-length documentaries of the festival “Critic’s Week” organized by Switzerland’s national association of film journalists and the most important award this year for a documentary film at the festival…. “Kites” have been watched at two screenings by at least 800 people.

“Kites” are about a documentary film course held by Polish film makers in an Art School in Kabul in the fall of 2006. In the verdict the jury stated: “Beata Dzianowicz has made a film that shows with sensibility, respect and subtlety the relationship between teachers and students, between young men and young women and between the young film students and their society. We also like the way it shows the development of creativity without being heavy handed or obvious.”


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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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