CPH:DOX / Copenhagen Int. Film Festival
Tagensvej 85 F
2200 Copenhagen N
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 20 March 2019 till 31 March 2019
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, 2017.
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 (only).
Fees An entry fee of 150 DKK (approx. 20.00 EUR) applies to all film submissions of more than 30 minutes. The entry fee for films of less than 30 minutes is reduced to 75 DKK (approx. 10.00 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.
CENTRAL AIRPORT THF by Karim Ainouz (DE/FR/BR, Lupa Film
LAST YEAR IN UTOPIA (LETZTES JAHR IN UTOPIA) by Jana Keuchel & Katharina Knust)
FALSE CONFESSIONS by Katrine Philp (DK/DE, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
THE DISAPPEARED by Adam Kaplan & Gilad Baram (DE/IL, Nowhere Films)
WILD RELATIVES by Jumana Manna (DE/LB/NO)
A Method to the Madness
NO DEMOCRACY HERE by Liad Hussein Kantorowicz
THEATRE OF WAR by Lola Arias (AR/DE/ES, Sutor Kolonko)
THE ART OF ARGUMENT (DIE KUNST DER WIDERREDE) by Gereon Wetzel & Melanie Liebheit (Horse and Fruits)
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
THE CONGO TRIBUNAL (DAS KONGO TRIBUNAL) by Milo Rau (DE/CH, Fruitmarket Arts & Media)
PLAYING GOD by Karin Jurschick (DE/NL, Bildersturm Filmproduktion)
PRE-CRIME by Matthias Heeder and Monika Hielscher (Kloos & Co. Medien)
Artists & Auteurs
GOOD LUCK by Ben Russell (FR/DE, CaSk Films)
KARL’S PERFECT DAY by Rirkrit Tiravanija (
LE FORT DES FOUS by Narimane Mari (FR/QA/GR/DE, Joon Film)
LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM by Shirin Neshat (DE/AT/IT, Razor Film Produktion)
MRS. FANG by Bing Wang (FR/CN/DE, documenta 14)
BLUE VELVET REVISITED by Peter Braatz (DE/SI, Taris Filmproduktion)
FANTASY SENTENCES (PHANTASIESÄTZE) by Dane Komljen (DE/DK, Flaneur Films)
THE PRINCE OF NOTHINGWOOD by Sonia Kronlund (FR/DE, Made in Germany Filmproduktion)
A WOMAN CAPTURED by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (HU/DE, Corso Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
FAMILY SHOTS by David Sieveking (DE/GW/FR, Flare Film)
THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS by Diego Pascal Panarello (IT/DE, Kick Film)
AMAL by Mohamed Siam (EG/LB/DE/FR/NO/DK/QA, Sara Bökemeyer Produktion)
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH by Filip Antoni Malinowski (AT/DE, Perfect Shot Films)
THE MILK SYSTEM (DAS SYSTEM MILCH) by Andreas Pichler (DE/IT, EIKON Media)
THE POETESS by Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff (DE, Brockhaus/Wolff Films)
TRIPIN REALITY by Sara Lisa Vogl, Ruud op den Kelder (DE/NL, XRBASE Berlin WerbeWeischer, Nqyer Media)
WITNESS J by Milo Rau, Daniel Wagner (DE/CH, Fruitmarket Arts & Media)
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.