Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions, and learn more about the 2021 edition of the festival. If you still have questions? Please feel free to contact us on Facebook or at


Will this year’s festival be a virtual or in-person event?

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In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s CPH:DOX will take the form of a hybrid festival taking place both in person and online from April 21 to May 12.

The first part of the festival will be digital, while the second part will be on-site when the Danish movie theaters re-open. 

From April 21 to May 5 you will be able to stream the entire festival programme on if you are located in Denmark. Afterwards, from May 6-12, we will move to movie theaters around Copenhagen, where we will screen some of this year’s documentaries. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will the festival be extended?

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Danish movie theatres are expected to reopen on May 6. CPH:DOX has therefore decided to extend the festival. The festival will now take place from April 21 – May 12 2021.

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

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

‍Which films are going to screen online?

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177 films have been selected for this year’s Danish and international lineups. You can find the full programme here.

Please note that the streaming platform is only accessible within Denmark.

How do I gain access to the digital version of the festival?

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If you are located in Denmark, you can access our streaming platform from April 21 until May 5. The platform can be found at


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

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

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All of our debates and talks during the festival are free, and are live-streamed on Facebook. You’ll find a link under the different events. It is also possible to access the events later on Facebook, and on the page for each individual film on

I don't live in Denmark, does it mean that I can't buy tickets for the online films?

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Unfortunately, the digital film programme is only available in Denmark. However you can buy tickets to the Inter:Active projects and have access to all of the digital live events and debates, which are all accessible globally. 

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.

Why can’t I buy a single ticket for ‘Tina’ or ‘American Utopia’?

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It is not possible to buy a single ticket for the films ‘Tina’, about Tina Turner’s life and career, or Spike Lee’s ‘American Utopia’ starring David Byrne, but with a full festival ticket you’ll get exclusive access to both films and the rest of the programme.

What is CPH:CONFERENCE and is it open to the public?

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CPH:CONFERENCE is our unique 5-day industry event presented in partnership with leading European training initiative Documentary Campus. This year the conference is titled RESET!, and will be fully online and accessible worldwide to all accredited guests, as well as the public. Read more about the Conference here and purchase your ticket here.

Where do I find information about Accreditations?

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