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CPH:DOX 2022 CPH:DOX Industry

CPH:FORUM reveals the selection for its 2022 edition


- A total of 30 projects and six Nordic works in progress have been selected for the industry event, which will run physically in Copenhagen

CPH:FORUM reveals the selection for its 2022 edition
Megaheartz by Emily Norling, one of the titles taking part in CPH:FORUM

Running from 28-31 March 2022, CPH:FORUM, the international financing and co-production event for creative documentaries, which is part of the leading Nordic documentary festival CPH:DOX, has announced the 30 international projects that have been selected for this year's edition, plus another six Nordic works in progress that will be presented in the CPH:WIP section. After two years of unspooling online, CPH:DOX is preparing to welcome hundreds of guests to Copenhagen from 23 March-3 April, and the industry events will take place both physically and online.

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Women take centre stage in the line-up, both behind and in front of the camera, and among the selected projects are the new works by Jialing Zhang (One Child Nation), Ilinca Calugareanu (Chuck Norris vs Communism [+see also:
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), Tova Mozard (Psychic), Elizabeth Lo (Stray) and Lana Wilson (Miss Americana), among others. The topics explored among the projects include some of the major issues affecting the world we live in, such as race, equality and the legacy of colonialism, which collide in a personal film by award-winning Barbadian filmmaker Jason Fitzroy Jeffers (Papa Machete). Then there is the newest project by Dutch visual artist Renzo Martens (White Cube [+see also:
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), while new perspectives on the climate emergency are presented in a large-scale investigation by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Tia Lessin (The Janes) and Carl Deal (Trouble the Water) as well as in an intimate observation by Nathan Grossman (I Am Greta [+see also:
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The 30 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).

As for the six Nordic work-in-progress projects selected for CPH:WIP, which will be presented on 28 March, they include the new works by established filmmakers such as Tonje Hessen Schei, Carl Olsson and Christian Sønderby Jepsen, as well as emerging Nordic talents.

Tereza Simikova, head of CPH:FORUM, stated: “The pandemic has deeply affected curation across the platforms, and has further narrowed down the range of films and topics that are considered feasible to be made. It is our ongoing mission to nurture a space for originality and creativity, while making sure the projects we expose can indeed find their audiences.”

The selected projects will be presented to more than 200 established film financiers, representatives of streaming platforms, broadcasters, film studios, and philanthropic foundations. It should be underlined that for the ninth year running, CPH:FORUM is presenting the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, worth €20,000, to the event’s best-pitched project intended for co-production.

Here is the full list of CPH:FORUM and CPH:WIP 2022 projects:


A Fox Under a Pink Moon - Mehrdad Oskouei (Iran)
Producers: Mehrdad Oskouei (Oskouei Films), Siavash Jamali (Dreamlab Films)

Body Parts - Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (USA)
Producer: Helen Hood Scheer (Chuparosa Films)

Breaking Social - Fredrik Gertten (Sweden/Chile)
Producer: Margarete Jangård (WG Film AB)

Celluloid Dreams - Ilinca Calugareanu (UK/Germany)
Producer: Mara Adina (Vernon Films)

Climate in Therapy - Nathan Grossman (Sweden)
Producer: Cecilia Nessen (B-Reel Films)

Copa 71 [+see also:
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- Rachel Ramsay, James Erskine (UK)
Producer: Victoria Gregory (New Black Films)

Cowboy Russ - Tova Mozard (Sweden)
Producer: Daniel Pynnönen (Picky Pictures)

Girls of Tomorrow - Nora Philippe (France)
Producer: Estelle Robin You (Point du Jour/Les films du balibari)

The End of Quiet? - Kasper Bisgaard, Mikael Lypinski (Denmark)
Producer: Sara Stockmann (Sonntag Pictures)

The First Plantation - Jason Fitzroy Jeffers (USA)
Producers: Darcy McKinnon, Romola Lucas (Gusto Moving Pictures)

The Gospel According to Matthew - Renzo Martens (Netherlands/Denmark/Germany)
Producers: Sigrid Dyekjær, Heino Deckert (Real Lava)

The Great Art $windle (working title) - Andreas Dalsgaard (Denmark/France)
Producers: Andreas Dalsgaard (Elk Film), Christoph Jörg (Pumpernickel Films)

Hollywood Gate - Ibrahim Mohamed (Germany)
Producer: Talal Derki (Jouzour Film Production)

The Human Race - Simon Lec (Denmark)
Producer: Jacob Levin Krogh (Move Copenhagen)

The Human Surge 3 [+see also:
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- Eduardo Williams (Argentina/Portugal/China/France)
Producer: Maria Victoria Marotta (Un Puma Cine)

The Last Nomads - Biljana Tutorov, Petar Glomazić (Serbia/Montenegro/Croatia/Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Producer: Biljana Tutorov (Wake Up Films)

Look Into My Eyes - Lana Wilson (USA)
Producer: Kyle Martin (Drifting Cloud Productions)

Megaheartz - Emily Norling (Sweden)
Producers: Melissa Lindgren, Tobias Janson (Story AB)

The Men in Gray - Ra'anan Alexandrowicz (USA/Germany)
Producers: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Heino Deckert ( Filmproduktion)

Pik-Nik - Arko Datto (Hungary/India/UK)
Producers: Balint Revesz, Luke W Moody, Tanaji Dasgupta (Good Kids)

Portrait of a Confused Father - Gunnar Hall Jensen (Norway/France)
Producer: Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch (UpNorth Film)

Queendom [+see also:
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- Agniia Galdanova (Russia)
Producer: Igor Myakotin (Sopka Films)

Sink or Swim - Tia Lessin, Carl Deal (USA)
Producer: Jared Scott (Elsewhere Films)

So Called Sisterhood (working title) - Hanka Nobis (Switzerland/Poland)
Producer: Esther van Messel (First Hand Films)

Total Trust [+see also:
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 - Jialing Zhang (Germany/Netherlands)
Producer: Knut Jäger (Filmtank GmbH)

Unconventional Gardeners - Alessandro Bernard, Paolo Ceretto (Italy)
Producer: Massimo Arvat (Zenit Arti Audiovisive)

Untitled Mistress Dispeller Project - Elizabeth Lo (USA/China)
Producer: Maggie Li (After Argo Films LLC)

The Whale Mystery - Janus Metz, Klaus Thymann (Denmark/Norway/Iceland)
Producer: Peter Engel (Wingman Media)

Whitewash - Andrei Nekrasov (Norway)
Producer: Torstein Grude (Piraya Film AS)

Women of My Life - Zahraa Ghandour (Iran/Switzerland)
Producer: Samir Jamal Aldin (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion)


The End - Allies for Armageddon - Tonje Hessen Schei (Norway/Sweden/Finland/Germany)
Producers: Torstein Parelius, Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch, Christian Aune Falch (UpNorth Films)

The Fake Will - Christian Sønderby Jepsen (Denmark)
Producer: Mira Jargil (Moving Documentary)

Nasrin's Voice - Kaisa Rastimo (Finland)
Producer: Ella Ruohonen (Image Club Oy)

Resorts - Mette Carla Albrechtsen (Denmark/Sweden)
Producer: Rikke Tambo Andersen (Tambo Film, Bullitt Film ApS)

Stayers - Julia Dahr, Julie Lunde Lillesæter, Hannah Jayanti (Norway/USA)
Producers: Natalya Sarch, Darcy McKinnon (Differ Media)

Vintersaga [+see also:
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- Carl Olsson (Sweden)
Producer: Antonio Russo Merenda (Ginestra Film)

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