About CPH:FORUM

CPH:FORUM will be held from the 12th to 14th of November 2014.

CPH:FORUM, CPH:DOX’s international financing and co-production event, dedicated to help facilitate the development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects.

This year CPH:FORUM is presenting an extraordinary line up of national and international film projects. On November 12th -13th  top producers and highly acknowledged directors from all over the world will enter the stage to pitch their projects to an excited audience. We present new projects from two of Denmark's best producers; Signe Byrge (producer behind Oscar nominated “The Act of Killing”) and Sigrid Dyekjær (producer behind “Good Things Await”, ”Ai Weiwei - The Fake Case”, “Svend” and more). Furthermore, we present new projects from other prominent filmmakers such as Sophie Fiennes, Renzo Martens, Jehane Noujaim, Christopher Doyle, Albert Serra, Margreth Olin, Mikala Krogh, and among top names from the international art scene: Keren Cytter, Richard Billingham and Phil Collins.

CPH:FORUM is this year introducing a F:ACT category in addition to the existing categories; FICTIONONFICTION, CINEMA and ART. F:ACT is dedicated to projects which link together documentary filmmaking, investigative journalism and social activitism. Films that not only document the world, but actively take part in it.

CPH:FORUM brings together key European and international financiers, industry professionals and producers intent on discovering the latest independent and innovative works in development from documentary filmmakers, fiction filmmakers and visual artists.
For the second year running we are proud to present the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for the event’s best pitch! The Eurimages jury consists of Dorien van de Pas from Eurimages, Jovan Marjanovic from Sarajevo Film Festival and Lise Lense-Møller from the production company Magic Hour.

CPH:FORUM has four main focus areas:

• FICTIONONFICTION: Challenging works in the hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction.
• CINEMA: High-End theatrical feature-length documentaries with international distribution potential.
• F:ACT: Projects bridging the fields of filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism.
• ART: Film projects positioned in the borderland between art and film and screened both within the institution of cinema and that of visual arts.

CPH:FORUM offers:

• Project presentations.
• Tailored one-on-one meetings with financiers and co-production partners.
• A range of engaging seminars, master classes and case studies raising new agendas.
• CPH:MARKET, VOD-screening facilities with more than 200 films.
• Networking, dinners and great fun!