Copenhagen: International Documentary Film Festival

Posted on November 12, 2006


by rhiannon davies

For 10 days Copenhagen is the hub of the international documentary film scene. From 10-19 November, 150 documentaries from some of the world’s best documentary makers will be shown at cinemas across the city.

CPH:DOX 2006 is the fourth edition of Scandinavia’s largest documentary film festival and there’s an impressive programme choose from. Click on the calendar on the left for the day’s showings.

There is something for everyone with subjects ranging from the first elected woman in Afghanistan, gangs in Port au Prince’s worst slums, impoverished musicians in Africa, love, integration & separation, to finding the perfect Hitchcock look-a-like, and taking a closer look at Zinedine Zidane or Maradona.

It is time to get excited because many of this year’s feature films are coming to Copenhagen fresh from major international film festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Venice. Work by directors like Alan Berliner, Romuald Karmaker and David LaChapelle to 11 brand new, Danish success stories.

This year’s programme goes beyond the traditional boundaries between disciplines and media. It was designed to draw attention to the crossovers between cinema, television and digital with visual and media art, music and performance art. It does that and more.

Music and live performances go hand in hand with this year’s festival. Tickets sold out in minutes to the two opening concerts by The Knife. And throughout the festival DJs from the very best on the European electronica scene to celluloid tributes to the Beastie Boys and Leonard Cohen are eagerly awaited.

This year there are four official competition programmes: The CPH:DOX Award; The Amnesty Award; The New Vision Award; and a brand new Sound and Vision Award. The winners will be announced at the closing gala in Tivoli’s newly refurbished Concert Hall on 18 November.

Visit the website for more details. Information is in English and in Danish. CPH:DOX 2006.