MIFF 2014 Documentary Programme announced

Big words from the two curators of the documentary programme at MIFF, Moscow International Film Festival, whose 26th edition includes a competition of 8 films and a panorama of 15 films under the label ”Free Thought”. Sergey Miroshnichenko and Grigory Libergal writes:

“Our competition brings together strong and prominent directors like Alex Gibney with “The Armstrong’s Lie”, Jean-Stéphane Bron with “The Blocher’s Experience”, Thomas Balmès, with “Happiness” and other famed directors whose films are be shown out-of-competition – Errol Morris, Michael Glawogger, Godfrey Reggio. All of them are analyzing lies, the shaky swamp of falsehood. And we believe that after seeing this program our audience will think again about what kind of society we should build together on this planet. It is important to defend truth and freedom and truth and to fight lies and the lack of freedom”.

The other films in competition are Lebanese Zeina Daccache’s “Sheherazade’s Diary”, “Deep Love” by Polish Jan P. Matuszynski, “Web Junkie” by Israeli Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, “The Green Prince” by Nadav Schirman and “Cardiopolitika” by Svetlana Streinikova.

The “Free Thought” out-of-competition programme “includes winners of the most prominent film festivals and contests, as well as the box-office leaders” – “Joanna” (PHOTO) by Aneta Kopacz is there, “Cathedrals of Culture” directed by – among others – late Michael Glawogger, whose “Workingman’s Death” will also be screened as will Michael Obert’s “Songs from the Forest” and Errol Morris “The Unknown Known” about Donald Rumsfeld.

The festival runs from June 19 until June 28.


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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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