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18th CPH: DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 17 to 28, 2021

Call for entries

(Documentary, all formats, all lengths)

The 18th CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2021 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 serials, 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, 2020.


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 application to its International Festival participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890