When Danish cinemas reopen on May 6, CPH:DOX will be ready to screen some of the world’s best documentary films – an astounding 120 of them – on the big screen in Copenhagen.
All of the titles from the festival’s six competitions will premiere in cinemas from May 6-12, as well as all the award-winning films that will be announced on this upcoming friday.
Head of Programme at CPH:DOX, Niklas Engstrøm, said:
“This year’s festival has been a great digital experience for us. A lot of new possibilities are opening up in the digital space, and our audiences are supporting the festival by watching films online on our streaming platform. At the same time, we are all really longing to return to the cinemas, so I am truly happy that we’ll be able to show no less than 120 highlights from this year’s CPH:DOX, including all films in competition, on the big screen next week. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the reopening of cinemas here in Denmark.”
When CPH:DOX hits the cinemas, it will be with an additional World Premiere.
In the light of the reopening, the festival has added a new film to the programme: ‘Laurent Garnier: Off the Record’ – a brand new documentary film about one of the greatest house-legends of our time. In the film, which follows Laurent Garnier backstage and behind the mixer, the DJ and producer talks about his musical journey from the 80’s and till now, for the first time ever. On the day of the premiere, Laurent will join us online from Paris and present the film simultaneously to audiences in two cinemas in Copenhagen.
The audience will also have plenty of opportunities to meet the local filmmakers, who will introduce their films in cinemas and participate in Q&A’s after the screenings. Among them are the directors behind ‘Skál’, which is competing in the main competition, and is currently one of the most popular films on the festival’s digital platform doxonline.dk.
You’ll find an overview of the films, which CPH:DOX will screen in cinemas from May 6-12, here.
Sune Blicher, Head of Communications at CPH:DOX, +45 3122 2661, email@example.com