After the announcement of its main DOX:AWARD competition films, 200 new films, including over 100 world premieres have been announced as part of the 20th CPH:DOX programme. The 20th anniversary is an occasion to reflect and look both backwards and forwards through the festival theme Predicting the Past, Rewriting the Future. Across its programming and events, CPH:DOX explores how both the past and the future play a crucial role in our present.
The five international competitions consist of 61 titles and feature 46 world premieres, 10 international premieres and 5 European premieres. The selection includes films from both established, international, award-winning directors as well as new voices across the five competitions: NEW:VISION, F:ACT, NEXT:WAVE, NORDIC:DOX, DOX:AWARD.
Among the special guests that will take part in the festival are film legend Wim Wenders and Oscar winners Asif Kapadia and Chai Vasarhelyi. For Wenders, it will be the world premiere of his new compilation film A Sense of Place, created in collaboration with six Iranian filmmakers, including several in exile. Also in attendance, the Dutch historian and bestselling author Rutger Bregman will talk about social cohesion in connection with the world premiere of Fredrik Gertten’s F:Act Award nominee Breaking Social. Nathan Fielder, the comedian behind the hyped documentary series The Rehearsal (HBO), is also coming to Copenhagen during CPH:DOX with a unique live show. The same goes for Swedish superstar José Gonzalez, who will celebrate the world premiere of the portrait film A Tiger in Paradise with a talk show and an intimate concert. Also, 82-year-old folk legend Joan Baez will appear for the new portrait film Joan Baez: I am a Noise to talk about her life as a musician and activist. In addition, Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone will take part in the festival in a live conversation (online) about his new film Nuclear Now that will be screened during the festival. CPH:DOX audiences can also experience a brand new solo exhibition by acclaimed, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller at the festival’s main venue Kunsthal Charlottenborg from March 17.
Find more information and the full CPH:DOX 2023 programme – HERE