As today, this year’s film programme hits the cinemas throughout Copenhagen – and in this newsletter we’d like to tell you more about some of the highlights of the programme. If you are not able to get your own paper copy, you can always explore it all on our website.

In less than three weeks, the 15th edition of CPH:DOX will take place for 11 days starting from March 15. The festival offers an ambitious programme with more than 200 films and more than 100 premieres with film directors attending, a guest curated programme by the English band The xx, a visit from the superstar M.I.A, free screenings for children, a greater focus on science, a new programme on justice and the constitutional state, and not least an art exhibition and film programme dedicated to social experiments.

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Our festival centre Kunsthal Charlottenborg, presented together with Normann Copenhagen, will host free talks, a VR Cinema, interactive installations and of course the popular sofa cinema Social Cinema.

Parallel to the festival from 19th – 24th of March runs CPH:INDUSTRY hosting the financing and co-production market CPH:FORUM, the work-in-progress section CPH:WIP, the new pitching event Science Film Forum, the 5-day conference in partnership with Documentary Campus CPH:CONFERENCE and the screening market CPH:MARKET.

We look forward to welcoming you! And remember if there are any events that tickle your curiosity, you probably shouldn’t wait too long to secure your ticket.


From the film Welcome To Sodom
Video by Malou Antonius

The main competition Dox:Award offers among other the World Premiere of the Danish film ‘Lost Warrior’ (Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah) – from the producer behind last year’s DOX:AWARD winner ‘Last Men in Aleppo’. The main competition also features new films by international auteurs, Peter Mettler, Robert Greene and Marcus Lindeen, as well as Salomé Lamas’ ‘Extinction’.

In the Nordic:Dox competition we present new films from among others Max Kestner (‘Bad Circumstances‘), Cille Hannibal (‘The Night We Fell’) and Lasse Lau (‘Lykkelænder’).

The F:ACT Award will present, among others, the premiere of Katrine Philp’s ‘False Confessions’, a noir documentary about the history of the Glock pistol (‘Weapon of Choice’) and the Sundance film ‘Our New President’, covering the American presidential election of Donald Trump – exclusively through propaganda clips from the Russian Media.

The New:Vision Award and Next:Wave Award are dedicated to films made by visual artists and new, young talents. New:Vision features films by acclaimed artists like Camille HenrotMetahaven and Alex da Corte, (whose movie ‘Slow Graffiti’ is a surreal remake of Jørgen Leth’s ‘The Perfect Man’). And among the nominees for this year’s Next:Wave Award is the Sundance-hit ‘Minding the Gap’ and the Brazilian fantasy based on Thomas Mann’s classic work ‘The Magic Mountain’.

The audience can also vote for their favourite among ten films nominated for the Politikens Audience Award, from a new film about the Alt-Right movement in the USA to the Sundance winner ‘Kailash’, from the Afghan film ‘Laila at the Bridge’ to the Norwegian film ‘Exit’ about radicalization and extremism.

The program also offers the latest festival hits by auteurs as Agnès Varda & JR, Frederick Wiseman, Shirin Neshat, Barbet Schroeder, Corneliu Porumboiu, Abel Ferrara, Wang Bing as well as the former CPH:DOX award winners Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Ben Russell and Narimane Mari. You will also find the Oscar-nominated British theatre playwright Sir David Hare himself visiting the festival with his film ‘Wall’ and experience award-winning success movies such as ‘Of Fathers and Sons’, ‘The Other Side of Everything’ and the filming of Jonathan Safran Foer’s bestseller ‘Eating animals’, narrated by Natalie Portman.


Explore our new crispy film programme of 2018.
Video by Myrto Kyritsi

CPH:DOX is much more than just documentaries. For example, the superstar M.I.A. is attending the festival to talk about activism, creativity and change, after the screening of Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, a personal film about herself, (the event is already sold out). We will also celebrate the London band The xx’s curated film programme with a party at Charlottenborg, with Romy Madley herself spinning the turntables.

Put on your kimono and join us for a splendid Japanese Night at Aveny-T together with the journalist Mikael Bertelsen, the componist August Rosenbaum and a new film about the famous Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, (behind, among others, The Revenant soundtrack). We will also treat you with Japanese tea, a bite of sushi and a sip of sake.

The programme furthermore offers two club nights filled with films and music at Chateau Motel, an evening with milk drinks as well as a film and debate about milk, together with Radio and TV personality Jørgen de Mylius, as well as three film screenings about the ocean at the National Aquarium Denmark, all followed by debates in front of the Ocean tank.

If you’re more into sports, then swing by Kunsthal Charlottenborg on March 25th, where a tennis match will take place in the yard after the tennis movie ‘Love Means Zero’ – and for a whole other ball game you can experience The xx’s curated film ‘Children of the King’, together with Europe’s best Elvis imitator – and free admission for those of you who show up fully dressed up in an Elvis costume!

You can also stop over at the midnight screening of Peter Mettler’s magnificent film ‘Gambling, Gods and LSD’ in Gloria, or participate in an interactive lawsuit trial – DOX:COURT – where the audience themself gets to be the judge and jury.

Come and take part in a social (and sexual!) experiment, when Det Ovale Rum transform Sjællandsgade atmospheric public bathhouse into an arousing sensual space, an experience that includes a sauna, naked bodies and physical excitement.

CPH:DOX‘s new interactive video-universe Everyday, provides free talks and events every evening from the 17th – 21st of March, in The Living Room at Kunsthal Charlottenborg – so you will definitely not be bored at this year’s CPH: DOX!


From the film Last Year In Utopia

From reality-TV and role-playing to the Stanford experiment – social experiments have over time attempted to capture the unpredictable human nature and the social mechanisms on which society is based upon. It often goes wrong.

This year’s major theme, The Social Experiment, will be an important narrative tying together many different parts of the programme. From the World Premiere of Marcus Lindeen’s film ‘The Raft’ about a failed expedition over the Atlantic in the early 70’s, to a surreal replay of a German reality show (‘Last Year in Utopia’) the theme of social experiments runs all through the program.

At Kunsthal Charlottenborg we have curated an exhibition on the subject, in collaboration with curator Irene Campolmi, as well as a curated film programme ‘A Method to the Madness’, both giving a contemporary and historical overview of cross-border social experiments in film, art and politics.

The social experiments are controversial and cross-boundary, not the least because they claim to tell us the bare truth of our relationship to each other within the thin fernish of civilization. The social experiments can take many forms. What joins them is that they are laboratories for social relationships, identity and self-understanding.


Learn more about our new Justice Programme

The rule of law and civil liberty are fundamental elements in a democratic society, but challenges such as terror, migration, and globalization lead to solutions that put the constitutional state under pressure.

JUSTICE is a new programme that will run for the next years to come. It is supported by the Dreyer Foundation and focuses on the relationships between the individual and the state, security and liberty, ethics and law, the constitutional state and democracy.

Experience, among other things, the surveillance sci-fi look into preventive crime research in  ‘Pre-Crime’, ‘The Congo Tribunal’ about the long and bloody conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and ‘The Judge’ about the world’s first female Sharia judge. The movies are followed by debates with leading lawyers, professionals and human rights activists.


From the film The Most Unknown

Our programme CPH:SCIENCE is dedicated to the growing field between film and science. The opening night of the science programme will be the World Premiere of the documentary ‘The Most Unknown’ by Ian Cheney, with Werner Herzog as advisor. Other films in the program count ‘Jane’, ‘Inventing Tomorrow,

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