CPH:DOX welcomes students from film schools, art academies and universities all over the world to take part in DOX:ACADEMY. The platform offers tailored guidance throughout the extensive festival programme of films and events and an opportunity to join an ACADEMY CLASS.

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. You can form your own path through the festival with an academy accreditation that gives access to the full film programme, conferences and events, or you can apply for one of our intensive one week classes. Applying to follow a DOX:ACADEMY class is free once you have an accreditation.

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. This year we offer all of our classes in two different versions – on-site or online – enabling you to join us either physically in Copenhagen or virtually from abroad.

All of our 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 lense!

SCIENCE: NATURE CLASS explores the intersection between science and cinema. How can complex knowledge be transformed into a narrative that is intelligible for a broader audience? When filmmakers and scientists collaborate, scientific research can become comprehensible, accessible and vibrant. See how research on robotics, outer space, climate, anthropocentrism and human nature can transform into thought-provoking documentaries. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to join us!

Each 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.


Get your academy accreditation here.

  • Price for On-site Course: 900 DKK / 120 EUR
  • Price for Online Course: 750 DKK / 100 EUR
  • Deadline: March 1, 2022
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