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CPH:DOX Director to lead The National Film School of Denmark

The founder and CEO of CPH:DOX, Tine Fischer, has been appointed Director of The National Film School of Denmark. She will take over the new position in May after spearheading the 18th edition of CPH:DOX running from April 21st to May 2nd 2021.

Tine Fischer, CEO and founder of CPH:DOX – and since 2019 CEO of Copenhagen Film Festivals which also includes CPH PIX and the children’s film festival BUSTER – has officially been appointed new Director of the National Film School of Denmark.

“Needless to say, it’s been a difficult decision for me to leave the festivals. I founded CPH:DOX in 2003, and in collaboration with amazing colleagues and partners from all over the world I have spent almost my entire adult life growing the festival to become what it is today. I’m confident that CPH:DOX will continue to play an important role as a leading festival in a vibrant global documentary community in the years to come. The role of film festivals is changing as we speak, just as I see the role of film schools undergoing a parallel renewal. I’m now discussing with my board how I can keep my engagement with the festivals in the future in the best possible way. For now, we are fully immersed in getting CPH:DOX ready for April and I can’t wait to make it happen,” Tine Fischer says.


Copenhagen Film Festivals will now start the process of appointing a new Festival Director to head CPH:DOX, CPH PIX and BUSTER. Tine Fischer will take over her new position at The National Film School of Denmark in May 2021.


About CPH:DOX

  • CPH:DOX was founded in 2003 by the festival's current CEO, Tine Fischer. Supported by film professionals and a big engagement from the local communities, CPH:DOX grew from 14,000 admissions in its first year to a total number of 114,400 admissions in 2019.
  • In 2020, CPH:DOX decided to roll out in a digital version a week before the opening – due to the COVID-19 crisis – becoming one of the first major international film festival to go online.
  • In 2021, the annual CPH:DOX has moved from March to April due to the current COVID-19 shutdown in Denmark.

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