CPH:DOX welcomes students from film schools, art academies and universities all over the world to take part in DOX:ACADEMY during the entire festival period March 15-26 in Copenhagen,
The platform offers access to the festival programme of films, conference events and talks and an opportunity to  join an ACADEMY CLASS in Copenhagen (limited capacity).

Joining DOX:ACADEMY is both easy and affordable. As a student you can join the festival as you like. We welcome individual students as well as larger groups, classes or schools from all over the world. You can form your own path through the festival with an ACADEMY accreditation that gives access to the film programme, CPH: CONFERENCE March 20-24, INTER:ACTIVE Symposium March 20, and social vents during all festival days March 15-26.

Additionally, you can apply for one of our intensive one week ACADEMY CLASSES that will take place in Copenhagen during 5 days from March 20-24, 2023.

An ACADEMY Accreditation gives you the possibility of participating in DOX:ACADEMY in Copenhagen. For more information about accreditations see here.

Deadline for DOX: ACADEMY accreditations was on March 1. Deadline is now passed and application process is closed!

Applying to follow an ACADEMY CLASS in Copenhagen is free once you have an Academy accreditation approved and paid. Please note that the ACADEMY CLASSES have a limited capacity and a separate application is required- see DOX:ACADEMY application below. Not all applications for the CLASSES can be approved and having a DOX:ACADEMY Accreditation does not automatically secure you a place at the CLASSES.

You can apply to join one of the ACADEMY Classes by the latest on February 1, 2023 (your DOX: ACADEMY application must be also paid by latest that date, if you want to be considered for the CLASSES).

Deadline for DOX: ACADEMY CLASSES was on February 15. Deadline is now passed and application process is closed!

The ACADEMY CLASSES are a line of highly intensive courses taking place during the CPH:DOX festival with two sessions a day supplemented by group discussions and a tailored programme of films and festival activities, and more. 

All of our ACADEMY CLASSES explore the intersection between theory and practice and bring together students, teachers, experts and artists from different professional backgrounds to form new creative and cross-disciplinary networks:

ART: HYBRID CLASS examines the field between art, film and academic research, especially anthropology. The class will focus on the experimental form of documentary as an artistic practice that tests the boundaries of filmic expressions. Sign up for this ambitious and creative course if you want to meet, discuss and explore the intersection between documentary and fiction, experiment and reality, and new emerging art forms!

SOCIETY: F:ACT CLASS is dedicated to the field between investigative journalism, political activism and expressive documentary genres. The class is a forum for documentarists and journalists to meet, inspire and challenge each other in the collective examination of social impact through documentary media. Join the class if you want to see or change the world through a camera lens!

SCIENCE: NATURE CLASS explores the intersection between science, nature and cinema. How can complex knowledge, more-than-human sensibilities and climate change be transformed into moving images that are intelligible for a broader audience? When filmmakers collaborate with environmental activists and scientists, documentaries of any kind can become comprehensible, accessible and vibrant. See how a multitude of phenomena related to science and nature can transform into thought-provoking and genre-bending documentaries. Join us in the mesh of the Anthropocene!

Each ACADEMY CLASS is hosted by a professional moderator from the three different disciplines, and is composed of a curated programme and sessions arranged exclusively for the participants. These will be weaved together with screenings and conferences from the CPH:DOX festival programme. In order to create a concentrated learning atmosphere based on exchange and engagement, students apply with motivated applications.

The next edition of DOX:ACADEMY takes place during next year’s CPH:DOX, March 15-26, 2023.

For more information on accreditations see here.


Application period for ACADEMY accreditations is now CLOSED!

  • Price for On-site Accreditation: 1000 DKK (incl.VAT)
  • Deadline DOX:ACADEMY Accreditation: March 1, 2023
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Tinne Zenner is a visual artist, filmmaker and programmer based in Copenhagen. She holds an MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2016). Her films Sleeping District (2014), Arrábida (2017), Nutsigassat (2018) and Honeycomb Image/Archive Cladding (with Eva la Cour, 2022) have been shown at a number of international film festivals including New York Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Curtas Vila do Conde, Courtisane, Oberhausen, EMAF, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin and Image Forum Tokyo, and her installation work exhibited at museums and galleries internationally. Zenner is a member of Terrassen – a roving cinema in Copenhagen engaging with the social life of film, and is a co-founder and member of Sharna Pax (formed in 2013), a film collective based in London/Copenhagen working between the fields of anthropology, documentary and visual arts. She is currently in production of her solo film and exhibition project (Im)material Extraction, and works as a film programmer for EMAF – European.


Therese Henningsen is a filmmaker and programmer. Her filmmaking often takes shape through the encounter with the person(s) filmed and the direction this takes. Her films Slow Delay and Maintenancer (with Sidsel Meineche Hansen) have been shown at Chisenhale Gallery, Venice Biennale, Whitstable Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery, Close-Up Cinema, SMK Statens Museum for Kunst, Cryptofiction, Liberated Film Club, among others. In collaboration with Juliette Joffé, she has co-edited the recently launched interdisciplinary anthology Strangers Within: Documentary as Encounter, published by Prototype, and is working on a practice-led PhD in Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, closely linked to the ideas addressed in the anthology. She is a member of Terrassen, a roving cinema in Copenhagen engaging with the social life of film, and is a co-founder of Sharna Pax, a film collective based in London/Copenhagen working between the fields of documentary, anthropology and visual arts. She is a senior tutor on the MA Docfiction at UCL.


Anna Stribolt Rigas is a journalist educated at the School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). She has worked for several years with TV, radio and print at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) mainly covering EU, foreign affairs and politics. Anna has also worked at STV Production, Liquidminds Production and Radio4 and has been a teacher at Vallekilde Højskole teaching young journalists and filmmakers.


Jeppe Sengupta Carstensen is the founder and editor of Ny Jord – Tidsskrift for naturkritik and has previously worked as a programmer at CPH:DOX where he curated the science program. Today he is teaching at Roskilde Festival Højskole and is a member of the film collective Terrassen. Jeppe holds a master’s degree in Human Ecology and Comparative Literature. The main driving force behind Jeppe’s interdisciplinary work, which spans the domains of art, documentary and science, relates to the environmental crisis and the more-than-human life worlds.

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