Srbenka Wins DAS Award 2018

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of seven key European festivals. One of its activities, Doc Alliance Selection (DAS) Award, celebrates its 11th edition. Each festival nominates one documentary film which is evaluated by a jury of seven film critics from the festival countries. This year’s winner is Srbenka directed by Nebojša Slijepčević nominated by Visions du Réel. Congratulations!

Director: Nebojša Slijepčević
Country: Croatia
Nominated by Visions du Réel

Srbenka is a film about peer violence toward children of different nationality in Croatia. It examines how the generation born after the war copes with the dark shadows of history. In the winter of 1991, a 12-year-old Serbian girl was murdered in Zagreb. Quarter of a century later, director Oliver Frljić is working on a theatre play about the case. Rehearsals become collective psychotherapy, and the 12-year-old actress Nina feels as if the war had never ended.

Boris Senff (24 heures) – nominated by Visions du Réel
Jakub Demianczuk – nominated by Docs Against Gravity FF
Kristoffer Hegnsvad (Politiken) – nominated by CPH:DOX
Francisco Ferreira (Expresso) – nominated by Doclisboa
Ivan David – nominated by Ji.hlava IDFF
Erwan Floch’lay (Répliques) – nominated by FIDMarseille
Dennis Vetter (taz) – nominated by DOK Leipzig

Doc Alliance Selection Award is powered by seven key European documentary festivals: CPH:DOXDoclisboaDocs Against Gravity FFDOK LeipzigFIDMarseilleJi.hlava IDFFVisions du Réel.

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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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