CPH: DOX knocking at your door
The Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival is the most comprehensive of its kind in Scandinavia, and this year, Copenhagen’s cinemas will screen a selection of more than 200 films from around the world.
Its impressive programme will run the gamut from well-known directors to budding new talent.
While documentaries are the mainstay of CPH:DOX, its aim is to present the best in contemporary non-fiction, art cinema and experimental film.
International juries have been assembled to judge the festival’s six award categories: DOX:AWARD, F:ACT AWARD, NEW:VISION, NORDIC:DOX, Politiken’s Audience Award and the Reel Talent Award.
This year’s opening film at CPH:DOX is the much anticipated world premiere of 1989 by Anders Østergaard, which will not only be screened at the festival’s opening gala in the DR Koncerthuset, but also simultaneously throughout the country and at 15 different theatres across Europe.
Described as a political drama in the festival press release, 1989 is a chronicle of the fall of the Iron Curtain and takes the audience behind the scenes of the fall, combining a mix of interviews, reconstructed scenes and lip-synched dialogue from archival footage of the political protagonists.
During the eleven days of the festival, CPH:DOX also includes concerts, art exhibitions, five days of professional seminars, a screening market, an international financing and co-production event (CPH:FORUM), and a film production program (CPH:LAB).
Nov 6-16; various locations; cphdox.dk/en