The 2018/19 edition of CPH:LAB is closed for applications.


CPH:LAB is CPH:DOX’s talent development programme that encourages creative risk taking, celebrates raw talent, facilitates collaboration across borders and business sectors and supports visionaries to push the existing boundaries of documentary filmmaking. Since 2009 the lab has established itself as a highly acknowledged, ambitious and yet playful laboratory-style talent scheme showing great results.

The lab is conceived as an incubator for documentary projects that seek to explore the potential of digital technologies and advance new visions of what a documentary can be in a digital age. It offers a space for experimentation and collaboration in creative, cross-disciplinary partnerships across film, the creative arts, science, technology and social entrepreneurship.

CPH:LAB assists the development, production and launch of a number of documentary projects, that push the envelope in terms of creativity and the use of technology to create an impact on people and society through new ways of storytelling, for new platforms, reaching new audiences.

The lab’s central focus is an intensive 7-day project development and prototype workshop in the fall 2018 followed by a 3-day strategy bootcamp and market access workshop during CPH:DOX in March 2019 with online development mentoring in between. In addition participants will be assisted further in their efforts to access the market through partnerships with renowned arts organisations, pitching forum markets and festivals established by CPH:DOX.


Head of Studies: Mark Atkin

CPH:LAB Manager: Katrine Sommer Boysen /

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