I have been here in Skopje for three days and the festival is exactly like I expected it to be. High quality selection, totally relaxed atmosphere, outdoor screenings at Kurshumli An in the old city, a workshop with the title ”visual narration” and the legendary talks under the fig tree. Tonight we are going to announce the jury decisions, including the one where I was a juror together with Anton Calleja from Eurimages and Vladimir Blazhevski, filmmaker and teacher from here and there – Macedonia and Serbia. I will tell you about the winners tomorrow, but here you have the titles of the 8 films in the main competition, we were watching – with links to the reviews, which have previously been brought on this site:

21 x New York by Piotr Stasik

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3578/

The Girl Down Loch Änzi by Alice Schmid

Dixieland by Roman Bondarchuk and Darya Averchenko

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3877/

Woman and the Glacier by Audrius Stonys

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3818/

Machines by Rahul Jain

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3772/

Normal Autistic Film by Miroslav Janek

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3816/

Chavela by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Untitled by Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3788/

http://nov.makedox.mk/en/main-program-2017/

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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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