Do you have a phenomenal idea for a documentary – and would you like 25.000 DKK to execute it?

In collaboration with DR (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation) and the Film Workshop, CPH:DOX is once again rewarding a young, aspiring filmmaker with the DR Talent Award during CPH:DOX Film Festival in March 2019. The winner receives 25.000 DKK in production support from DR, ongoing professional guidance from and the possibility to borrow professional production equipment from the Film Workshop. Depending on the final result of the production, the film might have the possibility of being broadcasted on one of DR’s platforms.

We encourage all young talents to apply; a background in filmmaking is not expected. The most important premise is that you got an original idea for a short documentary and a strong ambition to bring it to life.

Six projects will be selected for a final pitch round at CPH:DOX 2019. In the selection process the jury are especially keen on projects that are fit for DR3’s profile. This entails stories that are told with bold honesty, that shows curiosity, gives an insight to unknown worlds or which challenges the traditional limits of the documentary genre.  

We wish for DR Talent Award to be a open and inclusive platform, where strong ambitions and groundbreaking ideas are valued over years of experience with film productions. However, to submit a project to the DR Talent Award, these criteria must be met:

  • You are a Danish resident
Your submitted project is in development; it is not permitted to submit a finished production
  • The target group of your project is the 15-35 year olds
The project can be thought for SoMe, streaming or TV, but the finished product should not exceed 28 minutes
  • Your level of ambition is realistic in terms of completing the documentary within a year and the ressources allocated through the award
  • You are able to participate in the Pitch-event during CPH:DOX on 25 March 2019

To participate in the DR talent award you need to fill out this SUBMISSION FORM. We only accept applications that are submitted through this online form and the deadline for applications are 15 January 2019 12.00 pm.

If you have further questions about the application or generally about the DR Talent Award 2019, you’re more than welcome to contact us on

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