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16th CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 20 to 31, 2019

Call for entries

(Documentary, all lengths)


The 16th CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is currently accepting applications for its 2019 edition.

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  • Open to short and feature length documentaries, VR/AR, experimental works;
  • Priority is given to World and International Premieres for the competition;
  • Films that have been shown on Danish television or on VOD platforms accessible from Denmark are not eligible;
  • Films must have been completed after April 1, 2018.


Founded in 2003, CPH: DOX is the third biggest documentary film festival in the world. Each year, the festival fills Copenhagen’s cinemas with a selection of more than 200 films from around the world.

The Festival selects films for six international competitions and for a number of non-competitive sidebars. Dox:Award is the main competition,  The Next:Wave is dedicated to emerging filmmakers; F:ACT is dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism and New:Vision presents ground-breaking experiments in the area between documentary and artistic reflection.

CPH: DOX also offers professional seminars, a screening market, and the international financing and co-production event CPH: FORUM, as well as the film production program CPH: LAB.

Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival for application to its International Marketing Programme – Festival participation.