CPH:DOX has firmly established itself on the international film scene since its inception 16 years ago. Screening more than 200 films from a staggering number of admissions – last year there were 97,500 entries submitted – the festival is the place to be for those in the international film community who have made documentary film into their career.
The festival runs for 11 days and has a comprehensive programme of both film screenings and industry-focused events, as well as the obligatory parties and social activities. The opening gala will be held on Thursday night at the Royal Theatre’s Old Stage at Kongens Nytorv. In line with many of the 2017-18 season’s other global film festivals, the focus will be on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
The main festival location will be Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg which will host the more than 200 film screenings as well as the 5 day industry event CPH:INDUSTRY. Opening on Monday 19th March, its programme will include keynote speakers, workshops, discussions, and networking opportunities, all centred on key issues such as financing, production, and cross-sector collaborations. CPH:CONFERENCE is part of the industry programme and it will explore the intersection of genres and mediums, where film, journalism, technology, science, art, and new media meet.
As always there is a hotly contested competition section, with 6 sections open to an international talent pool. The next generation of filmmakers are not forgotten either with a programme for children and young people as well as the new talent award section.
CPH:DOX will be held from Thursday 15th March to Sunday 25th March 2018 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. More information about the festival can be found on their website and ticketing information is here.
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