Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret will receive the Honorary DocsBarcelona Award

The International Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona, DocsBarcelona, will pay tribute to the french filmmaking couple Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret during its upcoming edition, which will take place from May 2 to May 12, 2024.

The award recognizes Depardon’s cinematographic and photographic career as well as the fruitful creative partnership with the producer, director and sound engineer Claudine Nougaret, which has created some of the most relevant documentary films in the history of European cinema.

Depardon and Nougaret’s extraordinary career will be acknowledged with an award that highlights their honest and authentic approach to people and landscapes from a seemingly shy and distant perspective that, at the same time, can turn into art the tension between photography and the temporal dimension of cinema.

Both artists will receive the prize during the DocsBarcelona’s 27th edition opening ceremony, which will take place on Thursday the 2nd of May at the spectacular Sala Phenomena, a cinema with one of the region’s largest screens and a capacity of 450 seats.

This celebration will continue, in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya, with a retrospective that will include three titles from their celebrated filmography, and will conclude with a talk session where both filmmakers will discuss their collaborative process, that has resulted in significant films such as 12 Jours (2017), Journal de France (2012) La Vie Moderne (2008), 10e Chambre, instants d’audience (2004), Paris (1998) and Délits Flagrants (1994), among others.

On the other hand, this year’s days and places are among this edition’s biggest novelties. The festival advances its usual days and will that place from May the 2nd to the 12th. And, for the first time, the films will be screening at two news locations: the Cinemes Renoir Floridablanca and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). This latter, as usual, will also host professional activities and sessions for all publics related to the non-fiction sector.

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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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