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EyeSteelFilm congratulates Daniel Cross on being named a TRAILBLAZER at MIPDOC 2008!

Daniel Cross, founding co-owner of EyeSteelFilm, is being honored by the documentary community, this week, in Cannes, France. Most recently, Daniel produced and distributed the Sundance- and IDFA-selected theatrical documentary Up The Yangtze. Cross’s previous award-winning theatrical documentaries include SPIT: Squeegee Punks In Traffic; The Street: A Film With The Homeless; and Chairman George: From Athens To Beijing. He is also an Assistant Professor in Film Production at Concordia University, Montreal.

Chosen for their innovative and pioneering work, the five MIPDOC Trailblazers of 2008 are: Rea Apostolides, producer (Greece); Bon Hwan Ku, director (South Korea); Yufuko Kuroda, director (Japan); Daniel Cross, director, producer and executive producer (Canada); and Karin Slater, director (South Africa).

They were selected by a global jury of reputed international documentary associations and festivals, including Documentary Organisation of Canada, European Documentary Network (EDN, Denmark), Encounters Documentary Festival (South Africa), EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF, South Korea) and the association of All Japan TV Programs (ATP). The third MIPDOC International Trailblazers is also partners with the Sundance Channel, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Korean Broadcasting Institute (KBI). “MIPDOC’s vitality is driven by the creative and innovative professionals that network together from all across the documentary world. As the world’s largest screening event for the Documentary genre, MIPDOC gives these programmes and, indeed, all doc projects a chance to shine,” says Paul Johnson, television division director of Reed MIDEM.

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