Member of Doc Alliance
Mrs. Tine Fischer
Program Directors & Contact for German Entries
Mr. Niklas Engstrøm & Mr. Mads Mikkelsen
Year of Foundation 2003
Event Date from 18 March 2020 till 29 March 2020
in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sections Since 2003, CPH:DOX has specialized in auteur-driven films from the hybrid field between documentary, fiction and visual art. The festival has seven international competitions: Main Competition (DOX:AWARD), Artists’ films (NEW:VISION Award), NORDIC:DOX Award (Scandinavian films), Doc Alliance Award, F:ACT Award (journalistic work), NEXT:WAVE Award (innovative films), The Politiken Audience Award (with potential for distribution). The festival also showcases more popular titles of interest to buyers and programmers, as well as curated and guest curated sidebars.
Terms of Entry The festival is open to films of any duration including serials, VR and AR experiences, and other audiovisual formats. Films are eligible if they have premiered after April 1, 2019.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray, 16 mm
Registration Deadline September 1 for films finished by that date.
December 1 for films finished after September 1 (only).
Fees An entry fee of 200 DKK (approx. 27.00 EUR) applies to all film submissions of more than 30 minutes. The entry fee for films of less than 30 minutes is reduced to 100 DKK (approx. 13.50 EUR).
Attendance Figures 91,400 The festival attracted around 700 international guests in 2012 from all sectors of the film industry and the media.
Prizes/Awards Main Competition (DOX:AWARD), Artists’ films (NEW:VISION Award), NORDIC:DOX Award (Scandinavian films), Doc Alliance Award, F:ACT Award (journalistic work) (5,000 € each), NEXT:WAVE Award (innovative films) (2,000 €), The Politiken Audience Award.
SEARCHING EVA by Pia Hellenthal (Corso Film)
THE REST by Ai Weiwei (AWW Germany)
• by Ezekiel Morgan
TRANSFORMATION SCENARIO by Clemens von Wedemeyer (DE/LV)
HI, A.I. by Isa Willinger (Kloos & Co. Medien)
KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND by Aboozar Amini (AF/JP/NL/DE)
PROPERTY (TRÄUME VON RÄUMEN) by Matthias Lintner (German Film and Television Academy (DFFB))
THE LAST MALE ON EARTH by Floor van der Meulen (NL/BE/DE)
Artists & Auteurs
AQUARELA von Victor Kossakowsky (DE/GB/DK, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog & André Singer (DE/UK/US)
BAUHAUS SPIRIT by Thomas Tielsch, Niels Bolbrinker (Filmtank)
BERLIN BOUNCER by David Dietl (Flare Film)
BEYOND THE VISIBLE - HILMA AF KLINT by Halina Dyrschka (Ambrosia Pictures)
EASY LOVE by Tamer Jandali (Lichtblick Film)
JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE by Tomer Heymann (IL/DE)
LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE by Marc Zimmermann (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
DAS TOTALE TANZ THEATER 360 by Maya Puig (Interactive Media Foundation)
RESISTANCE FIGHTERS by Michael Wech (Broadview)
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/DK/SE, ZDF)
LITTLE GERMANS (KLEINE GERMANEN) by Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Brave New Work, Little Dream Entertainment)
DAS TOTALE TANZ THEATER (Interactive Media Foundation, Filmtank, Artificial Rome)
HAND IN HAND by Yuval Orr (FR/DE/US)
THE MASTERS VISION by Harmke Heezen, Mike Robbins & Nicolas Thépot (DE/NO/FR, gebrueder beetz Filmproduktion,
PETER LINDBERGH – WOMEN’S STORIES by Jean Michel Vecchiet (DCM Pictures)
FICTION FOR REAL
THE TALE by Jennifer Fox (US/CA/DE, One Two Films)
Number of Films Shown More than 200 feature films and 15 compilation programs of shorter titles. The films come from everywhere in the world.
Media Coverage 58 international media were present at the 2012 festival which generated 1073 articles (print, digital, tv, radio). International trade papers such as Screen, Variety, IndieWire and others have been present at the festival in recent years. The festival receives massive interest from national, regional and international media.
Evaluation CPH:DOX has developed to be one of the most important documentary festivals in Scandinavia. A diverse, international program, the excellent organisation and the large interest of the local audience have made the festival to an established and respected documentary event.
Services CPH:DOX specializes in auteur-driven films in the hybrid field between documentary, fiction and visual art. The festival also showcases the best and brightest from the Nordic Countries, as well as more topical films from around the world and a strong lineup of seminars. The industry platform CPH:FORUM takes place for three days during the festival, and hosts a state-of-the-art videotheque during the festival for buyers, programmers and other industry professionals.