Headlines

Accreditation to CPH:DOX 2019 is now open

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Accreditation to CPH:DOX 2019 is now open

’Hunting for Hedonia’ to open CPH:SCIENCE 2019

January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on ’Hunting for Hedonia’ to open CPH:SCIENCE 2019

Accreditation to CPH:DOX 2019 is now open

November 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Accreditation to CPH:DOX 2019 is now open

Tereza Šimíková is our new Head of CPH:FORUM

August 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Tereza Šimíková is our new Head of CPH:FORUM

Latest News

  • READ MORE
    Accreditation to CPH:DOX 2019 is now open
    Join us to celebrate the documentary genre at the 16th edition of CPH:DOX, taking place in Copenhagen 20 - 31 March, 2019. This is your opportunity to join one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, recognized internationally for a program that crosses cultural, political and artistic boundaries, including visual arts, music and live performances. Each year, the festival fills Copenhagen’s cinemas with a selection of more than 200 films from around the world and welcomes approximately 2000 industry professionals, journalists, and students. Accreditations are available to purchase for industry professionals of relevant backgrounds and are offered in five different categories: FORUM, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ACADEMY and PRESS. Furthermore, we currently offer a discount for members of the Danish Producer’s Association. We also welcome delegations represented by professional organisations. Read more about the different possibilities for access as a professional, the deadlines for the different types of accreditation, as well as how to obtain discounts through our established partnership and when bringing delegations. If you need accommodation, we work closely with a couple of great hotels, all within walking distance from the Festival Centre at Charlottenborg and the cinemas. You can find more information about the individual hotels here. Don't miss out on 12 amazing days at CPH:DOX. We can’t wait to see you!
  • READ MORE
    ’Hunting for Hedonia’ to open CPH:SCIENCE 2019
    Each year CPH:DOX offers eloquently presented science in new documentaries, scientist-artists conversations, and industry meetings in the cross sections of art and science. This year, the comprehensive science programme CPH:SCIENCE kicks off with the World Premiere of Pernille Rose Grønkjær's ‘Hunting for Hedonia’ on March 22 followed by a talk. How far should – and would – we go in modulating our emotions and personal characteristics? If pleasure is just the push of a button away, will you want to push it? These are just some of the questions being raised, when CPH:DOX launch this year's CPH:SCIENCE programme with the World Premiere of 'Hunting for Hedonia' by Pernille Rose Grønkjær on March 22 at Bremen Teater. After the film screening, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, science journalist Lone Frank and Philosopher Klemens Kappel and Professor Poul Videbech will twist and turn questions raised in the film. ‘Hunting for Hedonia’ ‘Hunting for Hedonia’ contrasts history and present developments to examine and elucidate where Deep Brain Stimulation is going. Will this promising technology change psychiatry? And will the nifty electrodes move on from correcting abnormal activity in disease to perhaps ‘correcting’ unwanted but in fact normal activity? In other words: how far should – and would – we go in modulating our emotions and personal characteristics? If pleasure is just the push of a button away, will you want to push it? CPH:SCIENCE CPH:SCIENCE is supported by the Lundbeck foundation and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The programme aims at making science accessible and interesting for the public in a time where our approach to facts is particularly challenged. To reach this aim CPH:SCIENCE offers activities that rethink our relationship to science across audience, educational institutions, research facilities, and the film industry.   CPH:SCIENCE Opening Night: ’Hunting for Hedonia’. Tickets are on sale.
  • READ MORE
    Accreditation to CPH:DOX 2019 is now open
    Join us to celebrate the documentary genre at the 16th edition of CPH:DOX, taking place in Copenhagen 20 - 31 March, 2019. This is your opportunity to join one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, recognized internationally for a program that crosses cultural, political and artistic boundaries, including visual arts, music and live performances. Each year, the festival fills Copenhagen’s cinemas with a selection of more than 200 films from around the world and welcomes approximately 2000 industry professionals, journalists, and students. Accreditations are available to purchase for industry professionals of relevant backgrounds and are offered in five different categories: FORUM, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ACADEMY and PRESS. Furthermore, we currently offer a discount for members of the Danish Producer’s Association , EDN and Documentary Campus Alumni. We also welcome delegations represented by professional organisations. Read more about the different possibilities for access as a professional, the deadlines for the different types of accreditation, as well as how to obtain discounts through our established partnership and when bringing delegations. If you need accommodation, we work closely with a couple of great hotels, all within walking distance from the Festival Centre at Charlottenborg and the cinemas. You can find more information about the individual hotels here. Don't miss out on 12 amazing days at CPH:DOX. We can’t wait to see you!
  • READ MORE
    Tereza Šimíková is our new Head of CPH:FORUM
    Tereza Šimíková is joining CPH:DOX as the new Head of our international financing and co-production platform CPH:FORUM from September 1. We are delighed to announce that Tereza Šimíková will be joining our team as our new Head of CPH:FORUM, our international financing and co-production platform, from September 1. Tereza comes from a position as Head of Industry of East Doc Platform, the largest co-production market and pitching forum focused on the Central and Eastern European region. She graduated with a degree in documentary filmmaking from FAMU, Prague in 2009, and from 2012-16 she was Program Manager of dok.incubator. Since 2017, in her position of International Program Consultant, Tereza tailors the international strategy for the grantees of Chicken and Egg Pictures, the New York and San Francisco based funding and mentorship body which supports women nonfiction filmmakers. Tereza Šimíková is taking over as Head of CPH:FORUM from Daniella Eversby who has decided to take some time off after 10 years of working at the festival. Head of Industry and CPH:DOX Deputy Director Katrine Kiilgaard says: “I am happy that Tereza has accepted to join our team. With her background, she brings both the necessary skills and new networks to the CPH:DOX organisation, and with her great passion for the documentary community, she brings just the right energy to run and further develop CPH:FORUM, our most important industry activity.” Tereza Šimíková says: "As the documentary industry we have come to a point where we need to challenge the traditional business models and to come up with innovations. This is a time for new solutions. That’s why I am very happy to join CPH:DOX, as one of the most progressive international documentary festivals, globally. I am very confident that CPH:DOX is a place where new ideas can find their home, to later spread to the rest of Europe.” The 2019 edition of CPH:FORUM will be open for submissions from September 1. You can find more information about how to apply here. Press contact regarding Tereza Šimíková’s appointment as Head of CPH:FORUM: Katrine Kiilgaard / katrine@cphdox.dk
  • READ MORE
    Job position: Head of CPH:FORUM
    CPH:DOX is calling for applications for a permanent full-time position as Head of CPH:FORUM from September 1, 2018. International applications are welcome. The international financing and co-production market CPH:FORUM is one of the leading platforms for the Danish and international documentary industry. CPH:FORUM has grown significantly in recent years and is recognized internationally for its profile with a focus on the rethinking of genres as well as business models. The platform functions partly as a direct financing and co-production market, partly as an international network for the facilitation of new and existing relations. Qualified candidates for the position as Head of CPH:FORUM must have documented experience with or knowledge of the film, documentary and tv industry, as well as a broad knowledge of contemporary culture with specific insights in the national and international world of film production. The specifics of the position as Head of CPH:FORUM are defined in collaboration with the Deputy Director at CPH:DOX. Tasks: * Strategic development, management and planning of the CPH:FORUM industry platform and its related market activities. * Expansion and maintenance of contact with the Danish and international film industry. * Contribution to the unfolding of the artistic and commercial potential in selected projects. * Establishing new partnerships nationally and internationally, as well as servicing existing partnerships. * Financing of the industry platform and its related activities. * Evaluation, reporting and budget management. * Planning and producing the actual CPH:FORUM during CPH:DOX. * International PR and communication. * Festival attendance and networking. Requirements: * Experience with financing, fundraising and evaluation processes. * A wide network of contacts in the industry of film, documentary and television in Denmark and internationally. * Experience with strategy and development. * Experience with the planning and production of cultural events. * Strong organisational and administrative competences with good social skills. * Extrovert with good communication skills and an open mind fit to new challenges. * Fluent in spoken and written English. Conditions and application: The starting date of the position is September 1. Salary as per agreement. Read more about CPH:FORUM here. For more information about the position please contact CPH:DOX Deputy Director, Industry & Training, Katrine Kiilgaard at katrine@cphdox.dk. The deadline for applying is June 25, 2018. Applications should be sent to: katrine@cphdox.dk and tinef@cphdox.dk.
  • READ MORE
    CPH:DOX sets a new record with 110,500 admissions in 2018
    With a total of 110,500 admissions at this year’s festival, CPH:DOX has once again broken its own record. For the first time, the festival went beyond the magic number of 100,000.  Last year, CPH:DOX moved from November to March to be able to continue to develop in the international festival landscape. The decision proved to be right, and is reflected in the festival hitting its audience record in 2018 with a total of 110,500 admissions. Among those, 13,500 children and young people attended the festival’s screenings for middle and high schoolers. As in the previous years, a small number of the tally is made of online viewing: This year, five films from the festival selection were available for streaming online for 48 hours in collaboration with Politiken, and were seen by a total of 10,369 viewers. This year’s total figure of 110,500 marks an increase of 13,000 compared to last year. CPH:DOX has compiled a Top 10 of the films that attracted the largest audience numbers. The film seen by most people this year was Nitesh Anjaan's Danish film 'Dreaming Murakami', followed by Stephen Loveridge's 'Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.' and by Christopher Quinn's adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Eating Animals'. The winner of this year's DOX:AWARD, Swedish film 'The Raft', was also among the 10 most popular films with the audience. With its new spring dates and its atmospheric festival centre in the baroque palace of Kunsthal Charlottenborg, CPH:DOX has cemented its status as one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals for both the public and the industry. The festival attracted over 1,900 international filmmakers and industry members to a programme of more than 200 new films of which 100 celebrated their premiere at CPH:DOX.   Guest stars and highlights Among the absolute highlights of this year’s programme was the London group The xx, who had curated a film programme especially for CPH:DOX and who opened the festival’s first weekend with a big party at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. M.I.A. also made her way to the festival for a special screening of a new film about her and a live talk. Bestselling writer and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer visited the festival in connection to the film ‘Eating Animals’ based on his book. CPH:DOX’s ambition to be the best festival in and for the world manifested itself through its political programme, including the new initiative CPH:Meetings, a series of talks composed of screenings and debates focused on society and topics such as integration, radicalisation and gender roles. The festival’s opening gala took place at the Royal Theatre and was anchored in the #metoo movement, a movement that a number of gender-political films from this year’s programme were dedicated to, as well as live events with the Swedish musician Jenny Wilson. The thematic film and debate programme Justice focused on the rule of law and the fundamental freedoms and institutions that are increasingly under pressure. Parallel to this, an expansive focus on social experiments ran across the programme from the competitions to a retrospective sidebar and the exhibition #WhatIf at the festival center. Last but not least, CPH:DOX has continue to invest intensely in developing its major focus on science in the regular CPH:Science section, with an ambition of becoming leading in the field between research, education, and cinema. CPH:DOX brings together the international film industry CPH:DOX was not only an audience success, but also an international industry event that attracted 1914 industry delegates, including 273 journalists. The financing and co-production platform CPH:FORUM attracts producers, directors and financiers from all over the world to the presentation of over 30 new international projects seeking funding, co-producers and distribution. In parallel with the festival, CPH:MARKET brings together distributors and producers around the sales of new films. The 5-day CPH:CONFERENCE presented a lineup of thematic daily programmes dedicated to science, technology, new media, risk/safety, and art, with guests such as Netflix’ Director of Original Documentary Programming, Benjamin Cotner, and Indian Nobel Prize winner Suguta Mutra, as well as many other highly profiled guest speakers and experts. Also at the festival center Kunsthal Charlottenborg, CPH:DOX focused on new and interactive formats at with a virtual reality cinema and interactive installations, as well as the exhibition #Whatif, which is on at Kunsthal Charlottenborg until May 20.   2019 dates and key numbers 2018 The next edition of CPH:DOX will take place from March 20 - 31, 2019. The festival will be open for entries from mid-May. CPH:DOX 2018 offered: 210 films (237 films including shorts). 1,914 accredited industry guests. 273 accredited journalists.  Top 10 of the most seen films 2018 1. Dreaming Murakami 2. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. 3. Eating Animals 4. Den nat vi faldt 5. Skjold & Isabel 6. Exit 7. Pre-Crime 8. False Confessions 9. The Work 10. The Raft Admissions at CPH:DOX 2003 - 2018 2018: 110.500 2017: 97.500 2015: 91.400 2014: 83.900 2013: 70.100 2012: 51.800 2011: 47.300 2010: 45.400 2009: 37.738 2008: 33.093 2007: 25.867 2006: 24.100 2005: 20.178 2004: 16.500 2003: 11.706 Thank you for this year - see you March 20-31 2019!

Latest from DOX:TV

Stay in the loop…

Sign up here!

@cphdox

#cphdox