ABOUT USCPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is the largest documentary film festival in Scandinavia. Each year the festival fills the Copenhagen cinemas with a selection of more than 150 documentary films from around the world. During the ten festival days, CPH:DOX also presents five whole days of professional seminars and provides an international forum and meeting place with the newly founded DOX:FORUM.
Acknowledging the rapidly growing interest in documentary film, CPH:DOX was founded in 2003 as an off-spring of Natfilm Festivalen, the biggest film festival in Copenhagen. Supported by film professionals as well as the national press, CPH:DOX grew from 14.000 admissions in its first year to an impressive 33.000 in 2008. In 2009 CPH:DOX runs from 6 -15 Nov.
CPH:DOX continues to develop and expand, presenting a programme that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talent, from large-scale theatrical releases to films and formats that don't reach our cinema and tv-screens. The programme goes beyond traditional boundaries between disciplines and media, offering perspectives on creative crossovers between cinema, television and media art.
With a solid base in the documentary approach to reality, CPH:DOX aims at building bridges to a wide range of related art forms on the music scene and in the visual arts. This exploration of the interaction and interfaces between different media and cultural traditions emphasizes the constant evolution of the documentary genre, and creates a space for inspiration and dialogue between different creative forms with exhibitions and performances, music and sound projects, live acts, VJing and the latest concepts of expanded cinema.
In addition to the festival and the DOX:FORUM, CPH:DOX has initiated DOX-ON-WHEELS, an alternative distribution platform for documentary films. DOX-ON-WHEELS is dedicated to bringing both Danish and International documentary films to the farthest corners of Denmark, adding debates, live appearances and other events to the screening programme.
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