Oscar Doc Nominations

Sooo, today was the day where the 15 documentaries on the shortlist that we brought in December, link below, was to become the 5 to be nominated. No Ai WeiWei, no Wiseman, no Matthew Heinemann but good and very good films.

Facebook has been full of congratulations to those, who have gone that far, and from here comes the same.

Here is the list, alphabetical order:

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman

Steve James is a great director (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters and Life Itself that we reviewed here: http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3242/

FACES PLACES

Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda

Hmmm, feel ashamed that we have written so little about Varda during the years and this one has been praised everywhere!

ICARUS

Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

Available on Netflix, saw it, one of those where “content is King” but as a Film, well. Read few words here: http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3242/

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen

Happy to see this awards-all-over film also for the Oscars. The film is produced by Larm Media and Aleppo Media Center. Review here: http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/3858/

STRONG ISLAND (photo)

Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

Also on Netflix and on top of my viewing list, recommended by many, including the one with whom I share the subscription – and of course another BRAVO to the coproducer FinalCut for Real, its manager Signe Byrge Sørensen and editor, master Janus Billeskov Jansen.

http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/4107/

http://oscar.go.com/nominees

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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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