New Russian Documentary Site

For those who read Russian there is a very fine new website to visit that includes good and relevant info on what is going on in Russia in the field of non-fiction and documentary. The site is independent and is set up by Ludmila Nazaruk, producer from St. Petersburg.

For us, who do not read Russian there is help to get via the (also new) google translation service. I did so via the Danish and tried the translation into Danish, which was not very good. I switched to English which gave me a much better translation, not perfect but I got the most important information and have now added miradox to my bookmarks. Ludmila Nazaruk told me about her great initiative that should be supported also from the West. Her plan is to work on making a proper English version and she has contact to EDN to make a collaboration on spreading the news about Russian documentaries. Vice versa.

Just to have a list of Russian documentary festivals, and to follow what is shown on Russian television are important for professionals, or to read how a director as Sergei Miroshnichenko evaluates the situation for Russian documentary… The photo is the logo of Artdokfest in Moscow in December. It has filmmaker Vitaly Manski as president. The programme for 2008 is a clear evidence of high quality. And the message of the logo is clear enough!

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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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