Photo: RaMell Ross

CPH:FORUM is CPH:DOX’s international financing and co-production event, dedicated to the facilitation, development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects. This year, CPH:FORUM will once again present an exciting line-up.

On March 22-23, top producers and highly acknowledged directors from all over the world will take to the stage to pitch their projects to an audience of professionals. Every year, many successfully pitched projects at CPH:FORUM go on to be selected and awarded at major international film festivals. Previously, such projects included ‘Casting JonBenet’ by Kitty Green, ‘The Musical of My Life’ by Sophie Fiennes and ‘Strong Island’ by Yance Ford.

Among this year’s directors we can look forward to present projects from amongst others The Ross Brothers, documentary auteurs as Hubert Sauper, Kirsten Johnson, Sally Potter, and also many renowned Danish names like Jørgen Leth, Andreas Kofoed and Lea Glob. The line-up will also include top figures from the international art world, like the couple Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard behind the Nick Cave success ‘20,000 Days on Earth’.  We will also present new projects from producers such as Joslyn Barnes (USA) and Sigrid Dyekjær (DK).

The projects at CPH:FORUM are divided in the four categories: FICTIONONFICTION, CINEMA, F:ACT and ART and aim to attract professionals from related industries to stimulate new production and financing models.

This year we welcome, amongst many others, highly esteemed broadcasters such as ARTE, ZDF, NDR, BBC, DR, film funds from all over Europe, as well as Ford Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Fondation Cartier, Tate Modern and Sundance Institute.

For the fourth year running, we are proud to present the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for the event’s best pitch. This year’s Eurimages jury consists of Dorien Van der pas, Head of New Screen NL and representative for Eurimages, Matthijs Wouter Knol Director European Film Market at Berlinale, and the Danish Oscar-nominated producer Signe Byrge Sørensen.

Furthermore, we are very excited about our continued collaboration with Kickstarter. This year, Kickstarter will provide guidance and promotional support for all film projects that are participating in CPH:FORUM, including campaign strategy and outreach, tailored guidance for specific projects, press support and promotion on Kickstarter’s website and social media channels for projects that launch on their platform.

Here is the list of the participating projects this year. You can read more about the projects on our website next week.

CPH:FORUM line-up 2017:

Alt-Right – Adam Bhala Lough – United States – Alldayeveryday

Balloon Wars – Sissel Morell Dargis – Denmark – House of Real

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – Bill Ross, Turner Ross – United States – Department of Motion Pictures

Epicentro – Hubert Sauper – France – Groupe Deux

Hale County This Morning, This Evening – RaMell Ross – United States – Louverture Films

Hello Ladies – Deborah Stratman – Germany, United States – Pythagoras Film

I Die – Erik Poppe – Norway – Paradox

I Walk – Jørgen Leth – Denmark – Danish Documentary

Jozi Gold – Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten, Adam Welz – Sweden, Norway, South Africa – WG Film

La Société de Spectacle – Göran Hugo Olsson,Sophie Vuković – Sweden – Story AB

Lord of Obstacles – Kirsten Johnson – United States

My Father’s Acres – Carl Olsson – Denmark – Final Cut For Real

Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us – Roberto Minervini – Italy, France, United States, Denmark, Belgium – Okta Film, AGAT Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, Pulpa Film, Adomeit Film Aps, Artemis Productions, Avventurosa

Nordic Trips – Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – Iceland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Greenland, Faroe Islands – Tattarrattat

Oh Moscow – Sally Potter – United Kingdom – Adventure Pictures

Polish God or Pepik the Czech goes to Poland in the quest of God – Filip Remunda – Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia – Hypermarket Film

Prophets of Rage – Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer – United Kingdom, Egypt, United States – Means of Production

Psychosis in Stockholm – Maria Bäck – Sweden, Denmark – Garagefilm International

Sisters with Transistors – Lisa Rovner – France, United Kingdom – Anna Lena Films

Staring Through The Glass  – Seamus Murphy – United Kingdom – Pulse Films

The Classroom – Lea Hjort Mathiesen – Denmark – Sonntag Pictures

The Island – Anca Damian – Romania – Aparte Film

The Magnitsky Act II – Andrei Nekrasov – Norway – Piraya

The Miracle of Almeria – Moon Blaisse, Thomas Bellinck – Belgium – Cassette for timescapes

The Pervert’s Guide to XXIst Century – Sophie Fiennes – Ireland, United Kingdom – Blinder Films Limited, Amoeba films ltd.

The Scar – Karen Mirza, Brad Butler – United Kingdom, France – HOME, Khiasma

The Second Israel – Michale Boganim – France, Israel – AGAT Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

United Nations – The end of the beginning – Lea Glob, Andreas Koefoed – Denmark – Danish Documentary

Why Slavery? – Søren Klovborg – Denmark – Plus Pictures, The Why Foundation