CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, er en af verdens største og førende dokumentarfilmfestivaler i verden.

CPH:DOX blev grundlagt i 2003 af festivalens nuværende direktør, Tine Fischer. Med støtte fra både branchen og den nationale presse voksede festivalen fra et besøgstal på 14.000 i det første år til et rekordhøjt besøgstal på 110.500 i 2018.

CPH:DOX fortsætter med at udvikle sig og vokse. Programmet favner alt fra værker af de største internationale dokumentarister til de unge talenter; fra storslåede biografudgivelser til den snævre videokunst i feltet mellem det cinematiske og museale. Med afsæt i dokumentarfilm sigter vi mod at bygge bro til andre kunst- og medieformer: at skabe nye, kreative perspektiver på og krydstænkninger mellem dokumentarfilm og kunst. Det er bl.a. dette nytænkende festivalformat, der på rekordtid har gjort CPH:DOX til én af verdens største begivenheder inden for dokumentarområdet.

Mere end en filmfestival

Foruden dokumentarfilm byder CPH:DOX på audiovisuelle koncerter, talks & debatter, kunstudstillinger, masterclasses, regionale filmevents, et studieprogram, Everyday-workshops og brancheaktiviteter som CPH:CONFERENCE, CPH:MARKET, CPH:LAB og det internationale finansierings- og co-produktionsevent CPH:FORUM.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

CPH:DOX er centreret omkring Kunsthal Charlottenborg, festivalens internationalt roste festivalpalæ, som huser alt fra filmvisninger og koncerter til internationale brancheaktiviteter. Kunsthallen bliver indrettet sammen med det danske møbelbrand Normann Copenhagen, der sammen med CPH:DOX præsenterer Danmarks første sofabiograf, Social Cinema, hvor publikum kan opleve storslåede dokumentarfilm i tilbagelænede omgivelser.

DOX: Program

Between March 20th and March 30st CPH:DOX presents an artistic cross-section of the world in 2019 with a packed programme full of new films, debates, conferences, concerts, art, VR installation and parties. Among this year’s news and highlights is a strong focus on Europe that includes films, talks, an exhibition, a new program dedicated to fiction and guest stars from Ai Weiwei to Pamela Anderson.

Women are featured strongly in this year’s programme. The festival opens with the world premiere of Marie Skovgaard’s ‘The Reformist’, dedicating the evening to the the women’s liberation movement among muslim communities. Together with a selection of prominent international film festivals CPH:DOX is signing the new ‘50/50 2020 Charter’, calling for change in the industry and more women both behind and in front of the camera. And we have already begun – 45% of the 66 competition films of CPH:DOX is directed by women.

The winners of our six international competitions and Politiken’s Audience Award will be announced on Friday March 29th during the CPH:DOX Award Ceremony at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.


CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

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 110,500 admissions in 2018. The 16th edition of CPH:DOX takes place March 20 – 31, 2019.

CPH:DOX continues to develop and expand, presenting a program that ranges from the works of major international directors to fresh new talent, from large scale theatrical releases to works existing somewhere between cinema and visual art. The programme bridges the gaps between different media disciplines, offering new perspectives and creative crossovers between art and documentary cinema. This forward thinking festival format has marked CPH:DOX as one of the world’s leading documentary happenings.

More than a film festival

During the eleven days of the film festival CPH:DOX also presents audiovisual concerts, art exhibitions, talks and debates, masterclasses, regional film events, a school programme, EVERYDAY workshops and industry activities, such as CPH:CONFERENCE, CPH:MARKET, CPH:LAB and the international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

During CPH:DOX Kunsthal Charlottenborg is the setting of our festival centre, hoursing everything film screenings, concerts and international industry events. This will be an ideal place to meet, network, take a break, recharge, experience, or simply just enjoy the atmosphere of CPH:DOX. There will be a small cafe and a restaurant where you can enjoy a lunch or a cup of coffee.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg is decorated by Danish furniture brand Normann Copenhagen. Together, Normann and CPH:DOX present Denmark’s very first sofa cinema, Social Cinema. Kunsthal Charlottenborg also houses a spectacular virtual reality cinema, a curated art exhibition, an interactive exhibition, several talk and lounge areas and Apollo Café and Kantine, which has been turned into a working space for all festival guests – we call it Orbit.

At Kunsthal Charlottenborg you’ll also find our CPH:DOX Info & Press desk where you can pick up your accreditation and the printed CPH:DOX 2019 programme.

Info: https://cphdox.dk/en/more/presse/press-kit/