“If you surf around on websites announcing workshops and pitching fora you might very easily get the impression that everything is fine with documentary financing and coproductions between the countries. It is not, and it should be discussed,” Tue summarizes a straightforward fact that emerges from a letter Louise Rosen sent to him. So far the discussion has developed further to particular points raised towards uncomfortable facts that need to be brought up.
Read the discussion HERE on Tue Steen Müller’s website.
Among the participating debaters are:
Tue Steen Müller
Former press secretary, head of distribution and information, and a commissioning editor of Danish Film Board. Journalist, festival juror, tutor, teacher (including Ex Oriente Workshop), co-founder of the Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, and Documentary of the EU. Former director of European Documentary Network. Programme consultant for the festivals ”Magnificent7” in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona and DOKLeipzig.
Media executive with over 25 years experience in all areas of the international television and film business. She runs an agency specializing in the financing and distribution of documentaries with particular focus on pre-sales and co-productions, and she has been invited to tutor and lecture all over the world.
Producer of international documentaries since the 90’s. He worked as production Adviser at The Danish Film Institute 1998 - 2002 and was from 2002 - 2008 co-owner of Final Cut Productions in Copenhagen. He is now Head of Studies at EDN (European Documentary Network).
Marketplace Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Independent film-maker and producer, based in Zaragoza, Spain, who is currently working, along with his brother Miguel, on the feature-length documentary On the Shore, a visual essay on the origin of summer holidays on the Spanish Mediterranean coast and its consequences in present time.
Philippe Van Meerbeeck
Doc fan & Strategic Policy Advisor at VRT, Belgium
Filmmaker from Scotland with an impressive filmography, many times awarded for his work. Currently working and rating funds for his project Minefields.
Filmmaker and, for many years, commissioning editor at YLE, Finland. Famous for his international orientation and pioneer work with for instance Steps for the Future”. Now visiting professor at School of Communication, Media and Theatre at the University in Tampere, Finland.
Executive director & executive producer at American Documentary | POV and former associate director at Teachers & Writers Collaborative
[source: filmmkomentaren.dk; University of Copenhagen]