The ZagrebPro is the training and pitching session of the festival. 12 projects from the region were presented to 8 committed panelists, who contributed with critical, constructive and encouraging comments to the directors and producers present: Veteran Franz Grabner from ORF in Austria, in previous years he picked up succesful films, see above. Jenny Westergaard from Finnish YLE, for the first time in Zagreb, she is one of the most international orientated and knowledgeable tv editors in Europe. The same goes for Wim van Rompaey from Belgian Lichtpunt, a small oasis for the creative documentary. Hrvoje Jucincic from Croatian Television was there with money for prebuys and coproduction. Sanja Ravlic represented the local Audiovisual Institute, which functions like a film Institute. Vanja Kranjac, always supportive on behalf of Serbian B92 that does not have money but can help with archive and equipment. As can Bosnian Television that was presented by the filmmaker Namik Kabil, who was very competent in his remarks to colleagues. Irena Taskovski found several projects that she wants to help through her distribution company. And Paolo Vidali from the Italian Friuli region was there to build alliances with producers and directors.

Cecilia Lidin from EDN and I had the pleasure again to moderate the session and train the pitchers in the two days before thursday February 26.  

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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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