Danish docfest CPH:DOX launched its first digital festival yesterday March 19 2020, following the March 11 announcement to cancel the original event due to concerns over coronavirus.
The festival is working with digital platform Festival Scope to offer festival selections to the general public. There are currently 40 films on offer to the Danish public, which include Main Competition titles Caught in the Net (Czech Republic), Long Live Love (Denmark) and Songs of Repression (Denmark).
It is expected that more films will be made accessible to the public in coming days. All the selected films will be available for ten days on the Festival Scope platform.
The daily themes are Science is Culture; Art, Technology and Change – the Descent of Man; Tackling Disruption – Industry, Platforms, Audiences; Making Media Matter when the World is on Fire; Documenting the Future.
For competition titles, CPH:DOX juries are assessing selections online before announcing winners Friday March 27 2020.
The majority of CPH:FORUM pitches and meetings will go ahead online 23-26 March. Despite the event’s remote presentation, many key decision makers have signed up to take part, although Industry Head Katrine Kilgaard stressed how she and her team are still determining the best platform to apply for the pitch and e-meet event.
Plans for the themed 5-day digital CPH:CONFERENCE are full steam ahead with a revised programme, and the festival intends to record the sessions for industry audiences who can’t watch live online. The daily themes are Science, Art/Tech/Change, Disruption, Making Media Matter and The Future.
CPH:WIP, the curated programme for 6 Nordic titles looking for gap financing will also take place in the online space and will allow all CPH:INDUSTRY AND CPH:FORUM delegates to watch the presented projects.
Meanwhile, the curated online CPH:MARKET which “reflects CPH:DOX’s overall commitment to visually and artistically strong documentary films”, will offer professionals access to a line-up of 165 contemporary documentary titles selected for CPH:DOX 2020.
The online curated video library at Cinando is open to professionals during the entire festival 18-29 March 2020 and for a further 30 days online on their CPH:DOX profile page.
CPH:LAB participants will present their projects March 26 online to accredited guests on Kaleidoscope.fund, with one-to-one meetings to be held Friday March 27 2020.