Statement of BSD on the events in Belarus

BSD – Baltic Sea Docs

“We express the support for the people of Belarus, who are witnessing the brutality of the failing regime. We stand for the freedom of expression, human rights, and democratic governing of the state – all of which are being violated in Belarus in the aftermath of the 9 August presidential ‘elections’. 

We stand by the filmmakers of Belarus, who are among those being targeted now, and who have seen the oppression of free speech long before it already.

On the behalf of participants and organizers of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries:

Virginija Vareikyte, director, Lithuania

Dagne Vildziunaite, producer, Lithuania

Maria Gavrilova, producer, Russia

Yevgeny Gindilis, producer, Russian Federation

Emma Davie, filmmaker, Scotland

Phil Jandaly, filmmaker, Sweden

Vlad Ketkovich, producer, Russian Federation

Audrius Stonys, film maker, Lithuania 

Taisiia Kutuzova, Ukrainian filmmaker

Sona Margaryan, Armenian filmmaker 

Lilit Movsisyan, Armenian Filmmaker 

Inesa Mkrtchyan, Film producer from Armenia 

Nino Orjonikidze, filmmaker, Georgia

Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska, film producer Poland

Marta Dużbabel, Film Producer Poland

More Raça, Writer and director, Kosovo

Zane Balčus, project manager, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries

Margarita Rimkus, project assistant, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries

Matīss Kaa, director & producer, Latvia

Una Celma, director & producer, Latvia

Alexander Koridze, filmmaker, Georgia

Max Tuula, producer, Estonia 

Antra Cilinska, producer, Latvia                                                     

Aliaksei Paluyan, film director, Belarus

Natalia Libet, film producer, Ukraine

Mikael Opstrup, Doc Developer, Denmark

Tue Steen Müller, film consultant and critic, Denmark

Ivo Felt, film producer, Estonia

Stasys Baltakis, producer, Lithuania

Malgorzata Prociak, film producer, Poland

Gitte Hansen, distributor, Switzerland

Peter Kerekes, film director, Slovakia

Juha Löppönen, producer, Finland

Elli Toivoniemi, producer, director, Finland

Elīna Gediņa – Ducena, producer

Marina-Evelina Cracana, producer, Sweden

Oscar Hedin, producer & director, Sweden

Vesa Kuosmanen, film director, Finland

Saila Kivelä, film director, Finland

Ieva Ūbele, producer, Latvia

Renato Borrayo Serrano, filmmaker, Guatemala

Diana El Jeiroudi, filmmaker, Syria / Germany

Pertti Veijalainen, producer, Finland

Lelda Ozola, Creative Europe Desk Latvia, Media Office, Latvia

Pāvels Terentjevs, film programme coordinator, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia

Antra Gaile, project coordinator, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia

Ieva Lange, information officer, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia

PHOTO above is taken from a FB post of Belarussian documentary colleague, Anastasiya Miroshnichenko (“Debut”) from yesterday. She writes “Overflowing with delight, pride and love! Thanks to each of us! Together we will win!



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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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