CPH:FORUM is CPH:DOX’s international financing and co-production event, dedicated to the facilitation, development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects. This year, CPH:FORUM will once again present an exciting line-up.

On March 22-23, top producers and highly acknowledged directors from all over the world will take to the stage to pitch their projects to an audience of professionals. Every year, many successfully pitched projects at CPH:FORUM go on to be selected and awarded at major international film festivals. Previously, such projects included ‘Casting JonBenet’ by Kitty Green, ‘The Musical of My Life’ by Sophie Fiennes and ‘Strong Island’ by Yance Ford.

Among this year’s directors we can look forward to present projects from amongst others The Ross Brothers, documentary auteurs as Hubert Sauper, Kirsten Johnson, Sally Potter, and also many renowned Danish names like Jørgen Leth, Andreas Kofoed and Lea Glob. The line-up will also include top figures from the international art world, like the couple Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard behind the Nick Cave success ‘20,000 Days on Earth’.  We will also present new projects from producers such as Joslyn Barnes (USA) and Sigrid Dyekjær (DK).

The projects at CPH:FORUM are divided in the four categories: FICTIONONFICTION, CINEMA, F:ACT and ART and aim to attract professionals from related industries to stimulate new production and financing models.

This year we welcome, amongst many others, highly esteemed broadcasters such as ARTE, ZDF, NDR, BBC, DR, film funds from all over Europe, as well as Ford Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Fondation Cartier, Tate Modern and Sundance Institute.

For the fourth year running, we are proud to present the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for the event’s best pitch. This year’s Eurimages jury consists of Dorien Van der pas, Head of New Screen NL and representative for Eurimages, Matthijs Wouter Knol Director European Film Market at Berlinale, and the Danish Oscar-nominated producer Signe Byrge Sørensen.

Furthermore, we are very excited about our continued collaboration with Kickstarter. This year, Kickstarter will provide guidance and promotional support for all film projects that are participating in CPH:FORUM, including campaign strategy and outreach, tailored guidance for specific projects, press support and promotion on Kickstarter’s website and social media channels for projects that launch on their platform.

Check out this years CPH:FORUM projects below.

Besides project presentations, CPH:FORUM offers tailored one-on-one meetings between the presenting filmmaker teams, financiers and co-production partners. And to top it all off, we are very proud to present the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for the best pitch.

The event is for CPH:FORUM accredited guests only and annually welcomes around 300 participants.
CPH:FORUM is primarily for producers and directors with selected projects and a wide variety of decision makers, interested in active attendance. A limited number of seats are available to professionals who wish to attend the two-day financing event as observers with priority given to producers. Accreditations for CPH:FORUM 2017 are now closed.

In case of questions please contact Tessa Hoder: tessa@cphdox.dk.

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