CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.
History of CPH:DOX:
CPH:DOX was founded in 2003. Supported by film professionals as well as the national press, CPH:DOX grew from 14,000 admissions in its first year to a record-breaking total of 97,500 admissions in 2017.
CPH:DOX continues to develop and expand, presenting a program that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talent, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art. The program goes beyond traditional boundaries between disciplines and media, offering perspectives on creative crossovers between cinema, television and media art.
The best film festival in and for the world:
We insist on freeing the transformative potential of art and documentary films, that is the potential to have a direct impact on the social context. The appealing form of the documentary films allows for the communication of complicated problems in an intimate, reflective and profound manner. And no matter whether the topic is political, philosophical, experimental or focused on a narrow section of the world, documentary film expands and questions the viewer’s conception of the world.
CPH:DOX doesn’t just show documentary films – we anchor them in social context through debates, artist talks, events and masterclasses. In the hope of creating real social transformation, CPH:DOX establishes a space for reflection, dialogue and opinion across the population, with that making sure that the films and the problems they pose stay with the viewers long after they leave the cinema.
More than a film festival:
During the eleven days of the festival, CPH:DOX also presents concerts, art exhibitions, five whole days of professional seminars, a screening market, and the international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM, as well as the film production program CPH:LAB and much more.
A Regional Festival for Life and Film:
CPH:DOX will come to over 30 municipalities across the country with two different concepts: REALITY:CHECK and DOX:DIREKTE. With the new festival category REALITY:CHECK that is focusing on knowledge, we combine the best current documentary about controversial social issues in health, technology and politics with researchers and professionals in moderated talks and interactive events, relevant to the film being screened. We will focus on fake news, monitoring, artificial intelligence and sustainability. REALITY:CHECK is popping up at different places in Zealand and in Jutland.
DOX:DIREKTE: As something new, we make three nationwide simultaneous shows with subsequent live-broadcast talks at libraries across Denmark: March 19, March 20 and March 21. March 19th is the screening of the Danish Dreaming Murakami by Nitesh Anjaan, about Haruki Murakami’s Danish translator Mette Holm followed by talks at the Royal Library with Nitesh Anjaan and Mette Holm. On March 20, we will screen ‘The Night We Lost’ about the famous photographer Per Folker, and about the time after an accident – seen from the daughter’s eyes, followed by a live talk about sorrow with Cille Hannibal, Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen, Kathrine Lilleør, Mf. l. Wednesday 21st, we screen ’Eating Animals’, the filming of Jonathan Safran Foer’s bestseller, followed by discussion with Nikolaj Kirk, Phie Ambo and Andreas De Neergaard.
Tagensvej 85F, 2200 Copenhagen Denmark
Tel: +45 33 93 07 34
Reference: https://cphdox.dk/en/ 2018