Moscow International Film Festival

There was a lot of hard work behind the introduction of documentaries to the Moscow International Film Festival, done by Sergey Miroshnichenko, no presentation needed – did you see his “7Up Russian version”, excellent – and producer and critic Grigory Libergal – whose presence at the yearly Baltic Sea Forum brings competence to the table – and the result is now for some years manifested in a competition programme of 8 films and a programme of the programmers favourites called “Free Thought”, including this bloggers favourites as well, “Brothers” (PHOTO) by Wojciech Staron, “Brothers” by Aslaug Holm and Zhao Liang’s “Behemoth”, the two latter praised on this site by colleague Allan Berg. For years I have had contact with filmmaker, promoter, film politician and pr person for the festival Georgy Molodtsov, a true multi-talent, who has given me the possibility to see some of the competition films, which are all new to me – as they are World premieres. Apart from quality the festival invites the Moscow audience to watch films on the big screen, clearly part of the profile. Films with a big F.

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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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