CPH:CONFERENCE 2022 reveals its full programme

Filmmakers including Sara Dosa (Fire of Love), Daniel Roher (Navalny), Renzo Martens (The White Cube) and Brazilian indigenous cinematographer Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wau (The Territory) are joining this year’s line-up at CPH:CONFERENCE to discuss documentary filmmaking as an art, business and a catalyst of change.


The 2022 edition of CPH:CONFERENCE, presented in partnership with the prominent training initiative Documentary Campus, is proud to present the full line up of the event taking place in Copenhagen – and online – from Tuesday to Friday, March 29 – April 1, 2022.

The full CPH:CONFERENCE programme is available here.

“CPH:CONFERENCE aims to be a contemporary and outward-looking platform that paints the picture of the market today. What is the future we want? How does culture become a leader of change and what is the institutional framework we need to secure a sustainable funding system? This year’s edition of CPH:CONFERENCE will explore new, sustainable ways of filmmaking and funding, not least from the climate perspective,” says Katrine Kiilgaard, Managing Director of CPH:DOX.

“We are excited to bring together diverse, creative voices and visionaries of the documentary filmmaking world with other forward thinkers to exchange ideas, network and create meaningful partnerships. We look forward to stimulating conversations at CPH:CONFERENCE!” says Donata von Perfall, Director of Documentary Campus.

A Morning With…
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 a thought-provoking conversation of two filmmakers in this year’s CPH:DOX competition programme.

The role of leaders nowadays and the themes of access and risk will be discussed by Daniel Roher (Navalny) and Christoffer Guldbrandsen (A Storm Foretold); Sara Dosa (Fire of Love) and Lars Ostenfeld will delve into innovative storytelling and the intersection between science and documentary filmmaking; the interconnection between past and present and their relation to memory will be explored by Sierra Pettengill (Riotsville, USA) and Nataša Urban (The Eclipse). The sessions will be moderated by Wendy Mitchell, Screen International’s Contributing Editor.

Business as unusual
Curated by AC Coppens and The Catalysts, the afternoons at CPH:CONFERENCE will give access to unheard voices and explore new strategies for the documentary community. The programme of Tuesday, March 29, will unravel the themes of ownership of the story and creative collaborations, bringing up among other a case study of Sundance awarded The Territory (Alex Pritz).

New opportunities of film funding will be explored on Wednesday, March 30 by innovators in the field including European equity investors Elisa Alvares (IPR.VC) or Sigrid Dyekjær (Real Lava), as well as the Head of European Commission’s Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes Unit Lucia Recalde.

Metrics of success and sustainable career, including basic universal income for artists and other bold ideas will be discussed by filmmakers and industry representatives incl. Mandy Chang (Freemantle), Jason Ishikawa (Cinetic Media), Aisa Villarosa (YBCA) and Stephano Mendelek (Beirut DC) on Thursday, March 31.

Climate storytelling
Presented by Doc Society’s Climate Story Unit, a special programme on Friday, 31 March will explore the art and impact of climate storytelling. Artists and climate experts will engage in discussion on how to document and communicate this moment in history and the possibilities of documentary filmmaking to cross political and cultural divides and resonate powerfully with audiences, inspiring them to take action.

CPH:CONFERENCE is taking place in Copenhagen from Tuesday to Friday, March 29 – April 1, 2022 and will be available to accredited guests and ticket holders both on-site and online, upon login. Since 2017, CPH:CONFERENCE is presented in partnership with Documentary Campus, a leader in traditional and immersive filmmaking training which for over 20 years has delivered unparalleled networking opportunities and training to launch up-and-coming filmmakers onto the world stage.

Facts about CPH:DOX 2022
CPH:DOX will be held from March 23 to April 3, 2022 with screenings and events in and about Copenhagen. CPH:DOX will simultaneously host viewings in a number of cities around Denmark. CPH:DOX will offer a programme consisting of more than 200 films by established and emerging filmmakers, as well as debates, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, curated programmes – and much more.  In addition, a selection of films are additionally invited to be a part of a nation-wide online festival from April 1-10 (geo-blocked to Denmark).

In 2022, CPH:DOX’s industry events will take place both physically in Copenhagen and online. These events include our financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM, the CPH:CONFERENCE and our INTER:ACTIVE Symposium. The industry programme runs under the banner “Business as Unusual” between March 28 and April 1 in 2022.

For more information:
Sune Blicher, Head of Communications of CPH:DOX, +45 3122 2661, *****