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21st CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark, March 13 to 24, 2024

Deadline to submit (for films finished after September 1)

December 1, 2023


(Documentary, all lengths, film, TV series and XR) 

The CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its next edition. 


  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes (20 euros/shorts – 40 euros/features)
  • Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.



CPH:DOX is the third biggest documentary film festival in the world. Each year, the festival presents a selection of more than 200 films and welcomes 2 000 industry professionals, journalists, and students. The festival takes place in Copenhagen and focuses on three main tracks: science, society, and art.  

The festival selects films for six international competitions as well as several non-competitive sidebars. Dox:Award is the international main competition, The Next:Wave is dedicated to emerging filmmakers; F:ACT Award 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 of a feature film in the Festival for applications to its International Promotion Program. 

Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montréal