MakeDox: Main Program

It is a very competent and exciting selection the North (!) Macedonian festival in Skopje, edition number 14, offers its audience in 3 outdoor screening venues. Screenings start after the 9.15 calls from the minarets in the city. And the audience is big. The weather is of course a dangerous player under these circumstances but this year it treats the festival well. Last year I remember that the masterpiece “Nelly and Nadine” by Swedish Magnus Gertten, edited by Danish Jesper Osmund – who performs here at an editing workshop with me on the sideline – was screened long after midnight because of heavy rain…

Back to the main program that includes the emotionally beautiful “Eternal Memory” by Chilean Maite Alberdi (photo of her on top of this page), the two films by Serbian Mila Turajlic with and about the late cinematographer Labutovic, who was the cameraman of Tito, followed him around and was sent by him to Algeria to follow and support the Algerian Liberation Front in their fight against the French to obtain independence – they got it in 1962. Both of these films are shown today, the 20th, whereas the festival director Petra Seliskar’s wonderful “Body”, that was also at the Sarajevo FF last week is on tomorrow. And then on the 22nd I will be in the plastic chair in Kurshumli An to enjoy master Nicolas Philibert’s new film “On the Adamant”.

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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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