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CPH:DOX 2021 CPH:DOX Industry

CPH:FORUM reveals the projects selected for its online 2021 edition


- The line-up includes new films by Lech Kowalski, Lucy Walker, Mads Brügger, Jørgen Leth, Alisa Kovalenko, Sophie Fiennes, Radu Ciorniciuc, Margreth Olin and Eugene Jarecki

CPH:FORUM reveals the projects selected for its online 2021 edition
Songs of Earth by Margreth Olin

CPH:FORUM, the international financing and co-production event for creative documentaries, part of the leading Nordic documentary festival CPH:DOX, has announced the 35 international projects that have been selected for this year's edition, plus another eight Nordic works in progress that will be presented in the CPH:WIP section.

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Out of 422 submissions, CPH:FORUM picked projects by 43 filmmakers hailing from 27 countries. 46% of the directors are women, 43% are men, and the remaining 11% are co-directing teams of men and women. 34% of the stories are told by filmmakers of colour.

The line-up includes new works from established and prominent filmmakers, such as Lech Kowalski's A Little Story About an Immeasurable Problem, Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed's Cold & Warm, Mads Brügger's Double Trouble, Alisa Kovalenko's Expedition 49, Lucy Walker's The Forest for the Trees, Margreth Olin's Songs of Earth [+see also:
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, Radu Ciorniciuc and Lina Vdovîi's TATA/Father, Eugene Jarecki's The Elephant in the Room, and Sophie Fiennes' The Pervert's Guide to Utopias. For the full list, please scroll down.

The 35 projects will be presented in five categories: FICTIONONFICTION (challenging works in the hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction), CINEMA (high-end, theatrical, feature-length documentaries with international distribution potential), F:ACT (projects bridging the fields of filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism), ART (film projects by visual artists to be screened both within the institution of cinema and within that of visual art) and SCIENCE (creative documentary film and new-media projects on science and technology).

"In the context of the increasingly mono-cultural mainstream space, CPH:DOX’s mission to nurture non-fiction as a wide variety of genres and artistic expressions has never been more relevant," says Katrine Kiilgaard, head of Industry and deputy director at CPH:DOX. "Adapting to the new circumstances, we stand by our long-standing commitment to connect professionals from across the fields of non-fiction, fiction, visual art, journalism and science in order to create a shared culture and foster a rich documentary community with a clear voice in civil society.”

CPH:FORUM will take place from 26-30 April, while CPH:DOX will unspool from 21 April-2 May.

Here is the full list of CPH:FORUM and CPH:WIP projects:


A Little Story About an Immeasurable Problem - Lech Kowalski (France)
Before the Storm - Juan Palacios, Sofie Husum Johannesen (Denmark)
Carropasajero - Juan Pablo Polanco Carranza, Cesar Alejandro Jaimes León (Colombia/Argentina/Germany)
Cold & Warm - Jørgen Leth, Andreas Koefoed (Denmark)
De Anima - Clara Jo (Germany)
Dis-Ease - Mariam Ghani (USA)
Double Trouble - Mads Brügger (Denmark)
Expedition 49 - Alisa Kovalenko (Ukraine/France/Poland)
The Forest for the Trees - Lucy Walker (UK/France/USA)
For Love - Martin Herring, Mike Lerner (UK/Romania)
H for Hoax: The Phantasmagorically True Story of the Stone Age Tasadays - Khavn De La Cruz (Philippines/Germany)
Handheld - Rebekah Maysles (USA)
Les Jours (Days) - Geneviève Dulude-De Celles (Canada)
Machine - Dan Sickles (USA)
Marching in the Dark - Kinshuk Surjan (Belgium/India/Netherlands/France)
Nocturnes - Anupama Srinivasan, Anirban Dutta (India/USA/Bulgaria)
Perseverance Valley - Pauline Julier, Clément Postec (France/Chile/Switzerland)
Preemptive Listening - Aura Satz (UK)
Rising up at Night [+see also:
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- Nelson Makengo (Democratic Republic of Congo/Belgium/Burkina Faso/Germany)
Songs of Earth - Margreth Olin (Norway)
Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat [+see also:
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interview: Johan Grimonprez
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- Johan Grimonprez (Belgium)
Sudan Revolution Stories - Hind Meddeb (France/Sudan)
TATA/Father - Radu Ciorniciuc, Lina Vdovîi (Romania/Italy/Germany)
The Broken Caliphate - Jess Kelly, Vanessa Bowles (Denmark/UK)
The Elephant in the Room - Eugene Jarecki (Germany/USA)
The End of All - Sun Hee Engelstoft (Denmark/France)
The Oldest Person in the World - Sam Green (USA)
The Pervert's Guide to Utopias - Sophie Fiennes (Ireland/UK/Slovenia)
The Wild Ones - Eva Weber (UK)
The Woman Who Cleaned the World - Fia Stina Sandlund (Sweden)
Theft of Fire - Amer Shomali (Palestine/Canada)
Tvind - Max Kestner, Henrik Veileborg (Denmark)
Untitled - Michael Premo (USA)
Untitled Dystopia Film - Malika Zouhali-Worrall (USA)
Voices from Isolation - Sonita Gale (UK)


Band [+see also:
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interview: Álfrún Helga Örnólfsdóttir
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- Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir (Iceland/Estonia)
Into the Ice [+see also:
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- Lars Ostenfeld (Denmark/Germany)
Stories from the Debris - Jennifer Rainsford (Sweden)
The Killing of a Journalist [+see also:
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interview: Matt Sarnecki
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- Matt Sarnecki (Denmark/USA)
The Life and Times of Omar Sharif - Axel Petersén, Mark Lotfy (Sweden/Egypt/UK)
The Norwegian Headache - Rune Denstad Langlo (Norway)
The Sky Above Zenica - Nanna Frank Møller, Zlatko Pranjić (Denmark/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Germany)
Twice Colonized [+see also:
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interview: Lin Alluna
interview: Lin Alluna
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- Lin Alluna (Greenland/Denmark/Canada)

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