Magnificent7 Belgrade/Final Report

I am back in Copenhagen after another unforgettable version of the Magnificent7 Festival, number 12 it was and of course there is reason for the organizers to be proud of what they have achieved with a festival of 7 films, one film per night, non-competitive, focus on the makers of the films, excellent picture and sound, Q&A sessions with the makers of around 1 hour, a workshop every day lasting 2 hours for young filmmakers – and for us invited guests a hospitality that is second to none.

Statistics: 6200 sold tickets, 2500 free tickets – for seven screenings – all together 8700. A record in the history of the festival.

The production team of the festival to be honoured, filmmakers themselves all of them: Jelena Stankovic, Sonja Dekic, Mila Turejlic, Andrijana Stojkovic, Iva Plemic Divjak. Press was done by Milica Novkovic. Nevena Djonlic was the programme coordinator, Svetlana and Zoran Popovic festival directors and selectors together with me (Serbian spelling) Tue Stin Mileric. Many more helped, check the website.

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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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