Dealing with the complete transformation of our common reality and current world order, CPH:DOX is back with their first spring edition ever.
Taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-26 March, CPH:DOX is a reflection, a comeback and a counter-attack on behalf of art, our common reality and truth. A massive attack in the form of more than 200 films, including 75 world premieres, an ambitious new cultural summit, visual concerts, interactive exhibitions, a VR cinema, and much, much more.
As part of the festival’s main film program, 59 of the best documentaries in the world will be screened. For its main competition, DOX:AWARD, new films by local masters Mads Brügger and Phie Ambo will be premiered, as well as ‘Do Donkeys Act?’ narrated by Willem Dafoe and ‘Gray House’, the feature doc debut by Matthew Booth and Austin Lynch. International premieres include Matthew Heineman’s devastating Syria film ‘City of Ghosts’, straight from Sundance, and hybrid films like ‘What Young Men Do’ and ‘Stranger in Paradise’.
Also as part of the festival’s slate will be ‘Trophy’, screening in the F:ACT Award competition, for films in between documentary and investigative journalism. The Nordic film competition NORDIC:DOX features 10 World premieres, including new works by Scandinavian masters like Eva Mulvad, Kaspar Astrup Schröder and Margreth Olin and with a common theme combining the personal and the political. There will also be NEW:VISION, the competition dedicated to experiments in the fields of art and film, consists exclusively of brand new world premieres, including ‘The Mærsk Opera’ by the Danish artist group SUPERFLEX and ‘Urth’ by former NEW:VISION winner Ben Rivers, as well as the introduction of new competition for emerging talents, the NEXT:WAVE Award, is where the wild things are! The nominees are young filmmakers from Denmark, Iran, Argentina, Mexico, Thailand, Portugal and Holland.
Of course, this only scratches the surface of the full slate of programming that CPH:DOX 2017 has to offer. You can find all the information on its special events, music, and additional film categories HERE