ZagrebDox, Puhovski and Lozinski

Nenad Puhovski is a filmmaker and film school professor and festival founder and organizer from Zagreb, Croatia. His commitment to the documentary is enormous. He has through his Factum delivered several critical films on Croatian politics and action during the war a bit more than 10 years ago. His life has been threatened for the very same reason but he has raised debate and has also many supporters, who have also welcomed his 3 year long initiative, the festival ZagrebDox.

I am one of those from outside, who will go to Zagreb again to help Nenad and his great team to make another workshop and pitching session with filmmakers from the region, representing 15 projects.

The festival offers an international competition, a regional competition, a Japanese selection and much more including a retrospective of one of the absolute masters of documentary cinema: Polish Marcel Lozinski.  

For me Lozinski´s film “Anything Can Happen” from 1995 is one of the best documentaries ever made. Around 40 minutes of pure beauty with the son of the director as the main character, who runs around in a park talking to old people about existential matters: Life, Death, Love, Loneliness.

The festival takes place February 25 to March 2 and you can read all about it on http://www.zagrebdox.net  

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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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