Delegations offer an opportunity to take Scotland-based producers and filmmakers to the core of the international documentary scene and some of its most prominent festivals, thanks to the support of Screen Scotland

CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – is one of the leading documentary film festivals internationally, presenting a programme that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talent, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art. The program goes beyond traditional boundaries between disciplines and media, offering perspectives on creative crossovers between cinema, television and media art. During the eleven days of the festival, CPH:DOX also presents five whole days of professional seminars, a screening market, and the international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM and much more. The next edition will take place March 18-29, 2020.

Applications are NOW OPEN for established Scotland-based producers and filmmakers with a feature project (in development, production, post-production or distribution) with confirmed funding from Screen Scotland or other key UK or international funder and wishing to attend CPH:DOX 2020 Industry events and Forum as funded delegates.

Applicants’ feature projects should be suitable for the CPH:DOX marketplace:

– Challenging works in the hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction;
– High-end theatrical feature-length documentaries with international distribution potential;
– Projects bridging the fields of filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism;
– Film projects positioned in the borderland between art and film and screened both within the institution of cinema and that of visual arts;
– Creative documentary film and new media projects on science and technology.
Courtesy of Screen Scotland, SDI have up to five bursaries available to attend.

Your CPH:DOX Delegation pack will include:

– A bursary (up to £1,000) to be used for your travel, accommodation & registration fees;
– Access to a CPH:FORUM Pass;
– Access to preferential accommodation rates in the Festival’s accredited hotels;
– A session with the CPH:DOX Industry team prior to the festival plus a one-to-one session with Scottish Documentary Institute to help you to make the most of your festival. Date & location tbc.
Please note that if you want to submit your project to CPH:FORUM, you will need to fill in a separate application directly on the Festival’s website, before 15th November 2019.

For any further questions, please contact us on

Scottish Documentary Institute is committed to offering clear and accessible application processes open to everyone. On request this information is available in alternative formats. We offer access support to disabled applicants, tailored to individual requests and our team can offer advice to new applicants and support them to make an application.

Applications Now Open

Application Deadline - Midnight 6th December


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