CPH:DOX 2020 is in full speed

We have extended the festival until April 5 (that’s right), and we are still adding new titles to the online programme which now counts 140+ films ready for your eyes and ears – if you are based in Denmark. Today March 23, we will reach the next level, when we are kicking off our industry activities starting out with CPH:CONFERENCE, available live on Facebook.

Online films & live talks

Our virtual cinema now offers a full online programme of 140+ documentaries and there is still more to come. Among the newest additions are the main competition titles ‘Bitter Love’, ‘Mon amour’, ‘No Kings’, ‘IWOW: I Walk on Water’ and ‘Ecstasy’ and Werner Herzog’s ‘Family Romance, LLC’. The titles are available to everyone based in Denmark to the price of 6€ per film. We are also adding even more live debates and talks to the programme, m.ost of them in Danish (sorry!) but we promise that tomorrow’s live talk with Edward Snowden will be in English. Remember to tune in on Facebook at 8pm.

See the full programme.

CPH:CONFERENCE - online programme ready

We are so happy to announce the new programme for CPH:CONFERENCE – our unique 5-day industry event presented in partnership with leading European training initiative Documentary Campus. Focusing on some of today's hottest topics in film, art, science, technology and social change, it has come together with the help of our fantastic curators. They will welcome artists, thinkers and frontrunners of tomorrow, while you will be participating live and online. We are broadcasting live on Facebook every day from Monday 23 to Friday 27 March.

Check out the programme.

The Brothers Are But Believers – secure your seat!

As part of CPH:CONFERENCE, curator Mark Atkin and artist Javaad Alipoor invite you to join a brand new online social networking experiment Thursday March 26. Only a limited number of 200 can participate, and we will be signing interested guests up on a first come, first served basis.

Javaad Alipoor spent time exploring ISIS and the alt-right radicalised movement online and tells the story through documentary, interactivity and fiction.

Watching Javaad’s analysis of how radicalisation works, The Brothers Are But Believers, you will participate via WhatsApp – one of the tools exploited by extremists – in real time to provide you with personalised insight into how toxic masculinity has been allowed to proliferate. The film will be introduced by Javaad and there will be a Q&A with him afterwards.

Thursday March 26
10:30-12:00 CET
Sign up here

CPH:FORUM goes digital

For the past week, we have been working day and night to launch a digital version of CPH:FORUM, determined to create a virtual space, where the international documentary community can meet and selected projects can engage with interested financiers.

CPH:FORUM 2020 opens on Tuesday 24 March with a community gathering around how to tackle the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the film industry. The 350+ CPH:FORUM delegates will convene to hear brand new analysis of this impact from industry representatives among producers, broadcasters, sales agents, and funding bodies.

On top, the team has scheduled more than 400 individual meetings that will be carried out online during the original CPH:FORUM days on 25-26 March. We are looking forward to seeing all Forum accredited guests in the virtual CPH:DOX Lobby!

CPH:LAB – pitching in virtual space

As our CPH:LAB class of 2019/2020 were getting ready to meet the world and present their immersive and interactive projects at our first ever Inter:Active Symposium, the COVID-19 crisis hit. Also for them we have been running fast to find a virtual solution.

Over the next days, our Lab participants will take part in preparatory workshops online with Head of Studies Mark Atkin and renowned mentors Vassiliki Khonsari of Ink Stories, Annette Mees of Royal Opera House and Georg Tschurtschenthaler of gebrüder beetz filmproduktion, who will guide and support the Lab participants through the financing phase of their projects.

Their final pitch will take place live on Thursday 26 March 17:00 CET in collaboration with industry innovator René Pinnell of Kaleidoscope.fund, an online marketplace that brings together creators and industry leaders to develop, fund, and distribute new XR projects. An international panel, including Myriam Achard, PHI Centre, Toby Coffey, National Theatre, Shari Frilot, Sundance, Ingrid Kopp, Electric South/Tribeca Storyscapes, Camille Lopato, Diversion and Kay Meseberg, ARTE, will respond to the pitches, which will be followed by tailored individual meetings.

A limited number of relevant industry professionals can join the event by applying to pitch@cphdox.dk.