CPH:FORUM 2015 takes place November 11th and 12th and is CPH:DOX’s international financing and co-production event, dedicated to facilitate the development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects.

Every year CPH:FORUM presents an extraordinary line up of 30 national and international film projects to key European and international financiers keen on discovering innovative projects from independent documentary and feature film directors as well as visual artist. By inviting and matchmaking professionals from different industries we aim to stimulate new production and financing models.

In 2014 we were proud to present new projects from top producers and highly acknowledged directors from all over the world. Entering the stage were two of Denmark's best producers; Signe Byrge Sørensen (producer of the Oscar nominated “The Act of Killing”) and Sigrid Dyekjær (producer of “Good Things Await”, ”Ai Weiwei - The Fake Case”) together with prominent filmmakers such as Sophie Fiennes, Renzo Martens, Jehane Noujaim, Christopher Doyle, Albert Serra, and Margreth Olin among top names from the international art scene: Keren Cytter, Richard Billingham and Phil Collins.

See the full list of CPH:FORUM 2014 projects here and stay tuned for the 2015 selection to be announced shortly.

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: Film projects bridging the fields of documentary 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 setting new agendas
• Networking, dinners and great fun!

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000
For the third year running we will be proud to present the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for the event’s best pitch! Last year's Eurimages jury consisted 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 Observer Seats

This year CPH:FORUM offers a limited number of seats to professionals who wish to attend the two day financing event as observers. CPH:FORUM annually gathers more than 200 industry professionals. This is a unique chance to get updated on new and innovative projects from creative minds from all over the world, as well as to network with investors and industry professionals.

An observer seat at CPH:FORUM gives access to:

  • Project presentations

  • Match-making possibilities

  • Industry networking

  • Lunch & coffee

  • Delegate bag

  • Industry catalogue

  • All ordinary festival screenings & seminars

The price of an observer seat is DKK 2.000 (approx. €268), which allows you to attend both days of the event taking place on the 11th-12th of November.


Application for observer seats are open until the 30th of September.  If you are selected, you will receive a confirmation email before October 1st with a link to our secure credit card payment site. The payment and your Industry profile have to be completed before October 5th