At this year’s 5-day conference presented by CPH:DOX and Documentary Campus, you will be able to delve into some of the most trending and inspirational topics across the worlds of film, technology, science, arts, new media and their intersections.

For the second time, CPH:DOX and Documentary Campus team up to present CPH:CONFERENCE, and we are once again opening the doors to a unique 5-day event offering a packed programme of case studies, keynotes, workshops, discussions and international networking opportunities. The conference takes place March 19 to 23 during CPH:DOX in the popular festival center at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. It will be open to industry professionals as well as general audiences, and you can get access to all of it with an accreditation or a ticket for the individual days.

Each one of the five days of the conference is dedicated to a different theme and is carefully orchestrated by internationally renowned curators. We are thrilled to be announcing the five broad themes for you to explore!

The full conference is accessible with an accreditation to CPH:DOX, which in addition gives access to all regular screenings and events. Alternatively you can purchase a ticket for the single days. Read more here.

Monday 19: Science:Film
The conference kicks off with a day dedicated to science and cinema, and to the creative exchange between the two. In 2017, CPH:DOX established its regular CPH:SCIENCE programme to underline and support the relevance of science and knowledge in society at large in a time, where established facts are under pressure. The programme consists of activities for audiences, schools, scientific institutions and the professional film world. At CPH:CONFERENCE, we investigate how documentary can be an agent of change between groundbreaking scientific research and an active public. The full-day programme consists of keynote speakers, case studies and useful take aways. The opening speech is given by Anja Cetti Andersen, Danish astronomer and astrophysicist at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and newly appointed Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. The programme is curated by Lars Torp (Thin Green Line Productions), independent producer and former Head of Science at the Danish Broadcast Corporation.

Tuesday 20: Film:Tech
The second day of the conference is dedicated to new tendencies in the field between art, technology and social change, and is curated by Ingrid Kopp, Co-director, Electric South & Senior Consultant, Interactive Department, Tribeca Film Institute, and Anna Higgs, film producer and former Creative Director of the online magazine NOWNESS. Together we investigate how our imagination is kept open and democratic in a world where technology increasingly shape our experience, often without our knowledge or awareness. We have invited innovative artists and creative technologists from all over the world, and the day opens and ends with Kamal Sinclair, Director, New Frontier Lab Programs, Sundance Institute, with a talk based on her research in ‘Equality in Emerging Media’.

Wednesday 21: Exploring New Formats
The third day of the conference puts the spotlight on new platforms for documentary and new ways of reaching younger audiences. From Netflix to YouTube, Whatsapp and Facebook Watch. The programme is curated by Thom Powers, programmer at TIFF and Doc NYC, and presents conversations with representatives from the aforementioned platforms concerning their strategies for creative documentary content, and case studies of exceptional international productions. Meet a.o. Ben Cotner, Director, Original Documentaries, Netflix, USA, the filmmakers Chapman Way & Maclain Way behind the upcoming Netflix series ‘Wild, Wild’ Country’, and hear the story of how the popular photo blog Humans of New York was developed into a documentary mini series for Facebook Watch with Oscar nominated producer Julia Goldman at the helm.

Thursday 22: Film:Risk
Under the headline Safe & Secure, the fourth day of our conference focuses on the safety of filmmakers, and on how their films reach active audiences and make a difference in authoritarian countries where human rights are neglected. The programme is curated by Beadie Finzi, Director of Doc Society and responsible for the global Good Pitch programme. Doc Society recently published a guide book for filmmakers and financiers to bring down the risks of film production: digital, legal, journalistic, and generally related to health and safety. Meet James Brabazon, journalist and ‘high risk security trainer’ and board member of the Rory Peck Trust, Prash Naik, Media Lawyer, Crisis Management Advisor & Media Consultant and former General Counsel for Channel 4, among others, in a full-day programme of talks and case studies about the risks of filmmaking today, and about navigating fake news and Dark PR.

Friday 23: Art:Film
The last day of the conference is curated by Toke Lykkeberg – art critic, writer and curator. Lykkeberg is a former leader of the exhibition space IMO and was recently appointed as director of the exhibition space Tranen. Art:Film is dedicated to the festival’s extensive focus on the field between contemporary art and cinema, and to the meeting of theory and practice in the two worlds. The programme will consist of artist talks and conversations with Danish and international artists, filmmakers, and representatives from leading cinema and art institutions. The lineup will be announced soon, as a number of the participants are presenting new work in the festival’s New:Vision competition for artists’ films which has not been announced yet.

Don’t miss 5 days of inspiration, professional development and international networking! Get your accreditation here!