Middle Eastern Film Days in Aarhus

Cph:dox fills our columns these days – reviews, reports etc. BUT the second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus, has its own festival, Aarhus Filmfestival that includes shorts and docs, the latter with themes like ”fights”, ”life”, ”female”, ”ex-Soviet” and titles like ”The Look of Silence”, ”Once I Dreamt of Life”, ”Happiness” and ”Maidan”.

Of special interest is a programme section of Middle Eastern films with directors and producers visiting. It is curated by H.C. Korsholm Nielsen, former director of The Danish Institute in Damascus, at that time a strong supporter of the Syrian documentary makers – and from January 1st 2015 director of ”Dansk-Egyptiske Dialog Institut i Cairo (DEDI)”.

The days include the visit of Mohamad Malas with the film “Ladder to Damascus” (photo), Amir Ramses with “Jews of Egypt”, the producers and festival directors of DoxBox Diana el Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia – and their productions “Return to Homs” and “Silvered Water” Wiam Simav Bedirxan and Ossama Mohammed. The latter will attend the screening.

Sara Thelle, scroll down, reviewed ”Silvered Water” today. A must-see film!

Visit also the FB page ”Middle Eastern Film Days”.

Aathus Film Festival runs from November 11-16.


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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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