CPH:CONFERENCE is a unique industry event, presented in partnership with leading training initiative Documentary Campus. It is open to all accredited guests and the public. The next edition takes place in Copenhagen March 11-24, 2023. Read about this year’s programme below.

Future at Our Fingertips

Looking back when we last gathered as a community, it’s tempting to see the world adrift on a storm-tide of troubles. Yet again, the way that documentaries are being made, financed, and distributed needs urgent rethinking. Instead of being overwhelmed by the uncertainties, let’s establish that our future is yet to be collectively discovered – and created – by the documentary community itself.

CPH:CONFERENCE 2023 returns as the platform uniting bright and determined filmmakers, producers, and gatekeepers of the non-fiction world to collectively envision the future of our industry, discover and unlock the currently available resources, possible solutions, and transformative potential of the industry of tomorrow.

Mornings with Filmmakers

The mornings at CPH:CONFERENCE will be dedicated to storytelling, craft, and creative dilemmas of documentary filmmaking at the intersection of art, science and society. Each morning will feature thought-provoking conversations of filmmakers in this year’s CPH:DOX competition programme.

Film & Democracy

As a culmination of a week-long morning and afternoon programme, the last day of the CPH:CONFERENCE 2023 programme brings together international civil society leaders, visionaries, and thinkers who will brainstorm alongside filmmakers from all over the world on how to tackle the challenges of today’s society and what role can cinema have for democracies to recover and thrive.

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