ZAGREBDOX sai viime vuonna EDN:n ( European Documentary Network) tunnustuspalkinnon. Tänä vuonna yli sadan "maailman parhaan dokumenttielokuvan" joukossa on yksi suomalainen, Iiris Olssonin paljon matkustanut Between Dreams.
Kansainvälisessä kilpailussa on paljon tuttujanimiä. Videocracy, Last Train Home, Sound Of Insectrs, Space Tourists. Suomalaisväriä on mm Souravin paljon palkintoja keränneessä Bilalissa ( yhteistuottaja Kristiina Pervilä) sekä dokumentissa Disco and Atomic War, joka on TV 1:n yhteistuottama eestiläisdokumentti.
Muuten antaapa Tue Steen Müllerin hehkuttaa:
From February 28 March 7 the sixth edition ofZagrebDox will take place in the capital of Croatia. I have attended previous editions – but have other obligations this year. But this should not refrain me from making publicity for a festival that was started by and is produced by Nenad Puhovski and his strong team. Here is a clip from the festival website where you will be able to watch many films that have been reviewed or mentioned on filmkommentaren.dk
… some 140 documentaries will find their way to Zagreb audience! The major thing about this year's edition of the festival is its new location – for the first time, it will take place in Movieplex in Kaptol Center. The new venue has been selected in order to provide even better conditions for the audience because it has five theaters with top-notch equipment.
The official international and regional competition programs include 65 films that will compete for the main prize, Big Stamp. Besides three existing programs – Musical Globe, Controversial Dox and Happy Dox – a new addition to the official program is The State of Things program, giving us an unusual insight into the world we live in through documentary stories about the problems from various social spheres. Nenad Puhovski: “In addition to the acclaim of more than 20,000 viewers who came to see the world’s best documentaries, ZagrebDox and I received two more recognitions in 2009: one from the documentary professionals and one from the community we work in. European Documentary Network (EDN) presented us with its annual award for ‘outstanding contribution to the development of European documentarist culture’, and the Mayor of Zagreb awarded us the Medal of the City of Zagreb for ‘a success beyond all expectations that the festival has made’. However, even greater recognition for us was the requests we received from numerous Croatian and regional authors during preparations for this year’s festival: they want their latest films to have their world premiere right here, at ZagrebDox. Accepting this honor, which is an obligation at the same time, we have introduced Dox Events program in which we will show the latest Croatian and regional documentaries, introduce their authors and enable them (due to the more spacious venue) to talk to the audience. This is yet another way for ZagrebDox to pay its debt to authors and viewers without whom the festival would not be possible,”