CPH:SCIENCE is a complex program that supports creative documentary film and new media projects on science and technology and nurtures new partnerships for documentary film.

Society needs science to tackle today’s global challenges and research must be communicated so that its importance to our common reality can be the subject of a democratic dialogue. If there ever was a time when we should strive for this happening, it is now.

Since 2017 CPH:DOX has established CPH:SCIENCE, uniting film and science through activities for audiences, education and research institutions, as well as for the film industry.

CPH:SCIENCE offers a two day industry program (23-24 March 2020), consisting of a full day focusing on the intersection of science and film at our CPH:CONFERENCE and leading up to our well established international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM.

CPH:CONFERENCE kicks off with a day dedicated to the creative exchange between science and cinema, curated by Jessica Harrop of Science Sandbox. We will hear from the most celebrated independent artists, directors, producers, and academics in the world, when we unpack and explore new approaches to science storytelling.

CPH:FORUM is seeking to spark new collaboration between scientists and filmmakers as well as other stakeholders and serve as an incubator for creative documentary film and new media projects that can engage a broader audience in science and its impact on society. It presents:

  • a selection of creative documentary film and new media projects on science and technology will be presented to potential financiers, distributors, co-production partners and collaborators.
  • In a “reverse pitch”, selected scientists will present their research to interested film directors and producers, harnessing the deep knowledge existing within International universities and research centres for new powerful documentary films with a potential for social impact.


CPH:SCIENCE is meant for scientists and filmmakers as well as other stakeholders in the intersection between art and science, interested in attending the Science program at the CPH:CONFERENCE (Monday, March 23) as well as  CPH:FORUM (Tuesday, March 24). It provides all science stakeholders a unique opportunity to network with producers and directors of selected film projects, a wide variety of broadcasters, film financiers and distributors, as well as researchers interested in an active collaboration with the film world. You can find more information about application and program below and apply for an accreditation here.


The SCIENCE pass: 750 DKK (approx. 100 EUR), this includes access to:

  • Film and research project presentations at CPH:FORUM
  • Festival Center & Guest Desk services
  • Delegate bag
  • Profiles and contact information of accredited guests (online guest list)

Accreditation fees are inclusive of VAT (25%).

Accreditation opens: October 15, 2019
CPH:FORUM selected projects and CPH:CONFERENCE program release: end of January 2020
Accreditation application deadline: February 15, 2020
Notification of accreditation: mid-February 2020

By submitting a project, you accept our data policy in accordance with the GDPR.

For questions regarding CPH:SCIENCE, please contact forum@cphdox.dk

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