11:15-12:15, Social Cinema, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

This session showcases how a film travels through the pipeline of festivals. In conversation with the filmmakers of Theatre of Violence (2023), we will follow the film’s path leading up to its world premiere at CPH:DOX, featured in our main competition, the DOX:AWARD. The filmmakers will take us through the making of this film – from early development, to securing financing by pitching the project and having one-to-one meetings with financiers all the way to the world premiere, taking place just two days before this session.

Helle Faber

Producer, Denmark

Founder of the Danish Award winning production company Made in Copenhagen in 2010. Producer of more than 50 titles, among them Theatre of Violence, The Chocolate War, Skál, The Stranger, Motleys’ Law, Warriors from the North, Putin’s Kiss and Enemies of Happiness.



Emil Langballe

Director, Denmark

Emil Langballe graduated from UK’s National Film and Television School in 2013. His graduation film ‘Beach Boy’ was honored at such film festivals as Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki, Tampere and Hot Docs. His other films include Beach Boy (2013), The Wait (2017), A Married Couple (2019), Q’s Barbershop (2019), and Theatre of Violence (2023) which will have its world premiere at CPH:DOX.

Lukasz Konopa

Director, Poland/United Kingdom

Lukasz Konopa is a documentary director and an MA graduate of the National Film and Television School, UK. His films After (2012) and Vegas (2013) were screened at numerous festivals, such as Hot Docs, Camerimage, True/False and SXSW. His short AFTER won Best Documentary award by the association of the world’s major film schools. His films have been screened at numerous festivals, such as Hot Docs, Camerimage, True/False and SXSW. After was awarded Best Documentary by CILECT, and in 2014 he was selected as a Berlinale Talent.  His reccent film Theatre of Violence (2023) will have its world premiere at CPH:DOX.