I’m going to Denmark for the first time next week, and I hope to be able to travel abroad with a new President to make us proud. I’m making my way to Scandinavia for the annual CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival, Market, and Forum in Copenhagen. You can find me on a couple of panels, as well as sitting on a few pitching forums. Some of the special guests slated to present their work, include experimental film icon Kenneth Anger, art/punk icon Patti Smith, pysch-rockers The Flaming Lips, Man On Wire director James Marsh, French dance DJ duo Justice, and a slew of innovative filmmakers from Scandinavia. Looking forward to it, especially given the festival’s interactive/new-media skew.
Some of the new media events are so incredibly out-of-the-box, it makes me kinda jealous as a former festival organizer. They include: a YouTube Battle between American filmmaker Jonathan Caouette and Danish filmmaker Michael Noer, as well as a series of screenings utilizing Bryon Gysin’s controversial “dream machine.”