Paul Pauwels Director of EDN

”The EDN Executive Committee has appointed Paul Pauwels as the new Director of the organization. The appointment will be effective from May 15th, when Pauwels take over the strategic planning and future development of the international documentary network with over 1000 members and more than 50 yearly activities…”

Breaking news from EDN (European Documentary Network), more facts to be read about Paul Pauwels on the site of the organisation.

For me, who with colleague Anita Reher, and with PeÅ Holmquist as the first President, were there from the beginning of the adventure in 1996 a big BRAVO for this decision. PP has always been part of the activities of EDN, he was the third President (the second was Stefano Tealdi), and with his energy, production knowledge, pedagogical skills warm heart for the creative documentary and humour he has encouraged, inspired, helped documentarians here, there and everywhere. I remember lots of occasions, where we in the office asked Paul to go to do pioneer work, which he accepted without hesitation. He was the one who went to East European Forum in Jihlava to help build up, he was the one “we” sent to Calcutta for the first DocEdge… I could go on.

Congratulations EDN!

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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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