Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions about CPH:DOX 2021.

If you still have questions? Please feel free to contact us on Facebook or at

Which films will screen in the cinemas?

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CPH:DOX will screen 120 of this year’s best documentary films on the big screen in Copenhagen from May 6-12.

This includes all of the films in the festivals’ competition programme and several extra highlights. See our cinema programme here.

Read more about ticket sales here.

Where can I see the programme for physical events in 2021?

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You can read about some of this year’s physical events here, at Facebook under events, and on the individual film pages in our cinema schedule.

In regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, which measures have been put in place to ensure my safety?

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We are currently doing everything in our power to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We are following all measures recommended by the government, and our in-person events will be held with social distancing precautions in place. 

We have reduced the number of seats in the cinemas, so that there will always be an empty seat between you and your group, and other cinemagoers.

We also have an increased focus on cleaning and we encourage our guests to use our hand sanitiser stations.

In regards to the COVID-19 restrictions, how do I best prepare before my visit?

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In order to access our cinemas, you will need to present a ‘’corona pass’’ upon arrival, that proves you have either been fully vaccinated, have tested negative in the previous 72 hours, or have tested positive 14-180 days earlier. Remember to bring ID.

You will also have to wear a face mask when you are moving around in the cinema, but not when you are seated. 

Find out more about the government’s guidelines here.

Where do I find the full line-up of competition titles 2021?

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The full competition line-up consists of 64 titles and features 47 world premieres, 9 international premieres and 6 European premieres. Find the line-up here.

Where can I find the winners of CPH:DOX' competition programme 2021?

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You can see an overview of this year’s winners and Special Mentions here.

How can I access and participate in the festival’s live events?

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All of this year’s debates and talks are accessible on CPH:DOX’ Facebook page.

Where do I find information about Accreditations?

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If you are an accredited guest, please have a look here.

How do I gain access to watch films online at

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The digital part of CPH:DOX is over and the streaming platform is closed.

Instead you can experience the documentary films on the big screen in Copenhagen from May 6-12. See our cinema programme here.

How do I screen a film online?

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You can either purchase a full festival ticket to the entire festival programme for 495 DKK, or purchase a digital ticket for 49 DKK per film. Please note that the streaming platform is only accessible for audiences located in Denmark.

All films will be available online from April 21 to May 5. Most of the films will be available from April 22 and throughout the festival, however there is a maximum capacity of tickets for each film, so be sure to secure your ticket now or buy full festival ticket for the full festival experience. 

Once you rent a film, you can watch it once during the festival. From the moment you press play, you have 48 hours to finish watching it. 

If you experience technical problems, please contact us at