CPH:DOX nominates films for awards in four international competitions, as well the Politiken audience award and the Doc Alliance award. The winning films are selected by juries composed of international professionals.


The films nominated for DOX:AWARD are our selection of what we consider this year’s best international documentaries. They all excel in their personal expression and cinematic qualities, and expand the way that contemporary documentary relate to reality.

See the films nominated for the DOX:AWARD 2015.

DOX:AWARD is sponsored by DR



NEW:VISION is the competition for the boundary-pushing experiments between film and contemporary art. Provocative and challenging, but also poetic and abstract. From the brief poetic moment to the cinematic essay and on to philosophical genre excursions beyond the boundaries of reality.

See the films nominated for the NEW:VISION award 2015.

NEW:VISION Award is sponsored by:



The best new Nordic films are nominated for the CPH:DOX award for Nordic documentaries. The selection reflects the diversity and level of artistic ambition in the North in films with a clear vision and a personal touch.

See the films nominated for the NORDIC:DOX award 2015.

NORDIC:DOX is sponsored by:



The F:ACT Award is dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism. Films that not only document the world, but actively takes part in it. We wish to honor and acknowledge the often time consuming work in a genre, which is at the same time threatened by short deadlines and in creative growth.

See the films nominated for the F:ACT AWARD 2015.

F:ACT Award is sponsored by:



Three films selected from the range of films nominated for this year’s Doc Alliance Award – a prize that is awarded by CPH:DOX and six other European documentary film festivals: FIDMarseille, DocLisboa, Planete Dok Review, Visions du Réel, Jihlava IDFF and DokLeipzig.

See the films nominated for the Doc Alliance Award 2015.


Politiken’s Audience Award is based on an audience vote. The audience can vote for the ten nominees directly in the cinemas.

See the films nominated for the Politiken’s Audience Award 2015.

The award is kindly sponsored by the Danish daily newspaper Politiken.


Young filmmakers have a unique opportunity to present their film idea to the professional documentary film industry. 25,000 DKK is at stake in development and production funding from the Danish public broadcasting corporation – DR, with equipment being provided by the Danish Film Institute’s Film Workshop. The Talent Award focuses on the development of young and creative directing talents. The 6 selected finalists compete at a talent pitch during CPH:DOX Film Festival, and a professional panel will announce the final winner of the Talent Award.

Read more about the DR Talent Award here.