The Festival

What is CPH:DOX?

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is the third biggest documentary film festival in the world. Each year, the festival fills Copenhagen’s cinemas with a selection of more than 200 films from around the world. The dates for 2015 are November 5th-15th.

History of CPH:DOX
CPH:DOX was founded in 2003. Supported by film professionals as well as the national press, CPH:DOX grew from 14,000 admissions in its first year to an impressive 71,000 in 2013. In 2014, CPH:DOX had a record-breaking total of 83,900 admissions.

CPH:DOX continues to develop and expand, presenting a program that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talent, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art. The program goes beyond traditional boundaries between disciplines and media, offering perspectives on creative crossovers between cinema, television and media art.

More than a festival
During the eleven days of the festival, CPH:DOX also presents concerts, art exhibitions, five whole days of professional seminars, a screening market, and the international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM, as well as the film production program CPH:LAB.

Devotion to developing the documentary genre and inspiring the dialogue between creative forms
CPH:DOX is devoted to supporting independent and innovative filmmaking and presents the best and brightest in contemporary non-fiction, art cinema and experimental film.

With a solid base in the documentary approach to reality, CPH:DOX aims at building bridges to a wide range of related art forms on the music scene and in the visual arts. This exploration of the interaction and interfaces between different media and cultural traditions emphasizes the constant evolution of the documentary genre, and creates a space for inspiration and dialogue between different creative forms with exhibitions and performances, music and sound projects, live acts, VJ'ing and the latest concepts of expanded cinema.

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Contact us
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