MajorDocs 2024 focuses on cinematography

with Nicolas Philibert as guest of honor

  • The 6th edition of the Mallorca documentary film festival will be held between October 1 and 5
  • The prestigious French filmmaker Nicolas Philibert (To be and to have, Sur l’Adamant) will be the guest of honor
  • New features this year include the CalmaDocs residencies
  • The professional sessions will feature discussions on the work of cinematographers and will include a session on the challenges of festivals, with a panel of international programmers.

Palma – With just three months to go before the start of its sixth edition, the MajorDocs festival is beginning to reveal some of the ingredients of its sixth edition, which this year will focus on photography direction and the film device as an essential part of the creation process. The figure of the director of photography and his relationship with the authors as well as with the characters will be one of the axes of this new edition, which will be inaugurated by the prestigious director Nicolas Philibert, author of reference works To be or to have or the most recent Sur l’ Adamant, winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin, which will be screened as part of the festival. In addition, Philibert will offer a master class in which he will reflect on his own creative processes.

On the other hand, the program for professionals will include, among others, a Doc Session with three directors of photography, as well as a meeting with directors and programmers from different European festivals. This new edition of the festival will also have a new residency program, CalmaDocs, tutored by the filmmaker and editor Diana Toucedo that will end with the pitch conducted by Zeynep Güzel (Berlinale Talents) before programmers, producers and other documentary professionals .

Registration for professionals, with special discounts, can be done through the festival website.

In addition, MajorDocs continues with its commitment to bringing the creation of documentaries to younger people and introduces a series of mentorships for debut films in this year’s edition. The result will also be part of the 2024 edition, in which the Educa and Comunidad programs will be expanded, two initiatives that serve to connect all types of audiences with MajorDocs programming and generate a diverse, open and enriching debate in relation to the films that are projected.

The full program will be announced soon on the festival website.

Photo: Michael Crotto.

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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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