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17th CPH: DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 18 to 29, 2020

Call for entries

(Documentary, all formats, all lengths)


The 17th CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2020 edition.

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

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  • The festival is open to films of any duration including series VR and AR experiences, and other audiovisual formats;
  • Priority is given to World and International Premieres for the competition;
  • Films must have been completed after April 1, 2019.


Founded in 2003, CPH: DOX is one of the biggest documentary film festivals 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; FACT is dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism and New: Vision presents groundbreaking 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 applications to its International Festival participation Program.



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Telefilm Canada, Montréal
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