CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. CPH:DOX was founded in 2003. Supported by film professionals as well as the national press, CPH:DOX grew from 12,000 admissions in its first year to a record-breaking total of 114,400 admissions in 2019.
Films that have premiered after April 1, 2021, are eligible to apply. Submission to the Festival is open to short and feature length documentaries, experimental documentaries and innovative visual documentary productions for digital media.
The Festival gives priority to World and International Premieres.
Films that have already been shown in Denmark or on national Danish television, or have been available on VOD platforms accessible from Denmark, are not eligible for selection unless specific authorisation has been given by the CPH:DOX selection committee.
RESET! The main theme of CPH:DOX 2021 is dedicated to the social, cultural and political changes that shape and change the world right now – and to the possible solutions.
Festival’s international competition.
Dedicated to films between documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism.
The best and brightest in non-fiction filmmaking from the nordic countries.
Competition for emerging international artists and filmmakers.
Politiken Danish:Dox Award
Films nominated by Politiken.
CPH:DOX offers a vibrant platform for professionals to meet their peers, exchange knowledge, build networks, strengthen their careers and advance their business. Through our special approach to documentary as an art form with a strong voice in society, we connect professionals at several levels and from across many different fields such as film, art, creative technology, science, journalism and social impact.
CPH:DOX’s educational programme UNG:DOX (i.e. YOUTH:DOX) offers the documentary film festival experience within an educational context for a young audience with up to 50 unique screenings during the 12 days of the festival. UNG:DOX provides educational talks and debates as well as educational materials in relation to screenings of documentary films for teachers and students in primarily high school. We encourage teachers and their students to partake in educational screenings and talks in cinemas and cultural institutions in Copenhagen, but also in selected cities across the country.