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Outside the Doc Box

Outside the Doc Box

There isn’t much I could say about this year’s CPH:DOX festival that is not already covered by Peter Knegt’s breakdown in indieWIRE. Like many people, Peter sounds smitten with the festival after attending it for the first time. It’s a special event, and he outlines why, with points such as:

Sandwiched in between the Sheffield Doc/Fest and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – essentially the main staples on the European doc fest circuit – the chances of CPH: DOX rising to their ranks in the short time since seemed highly unlikely. But CPH: DOX is not your grandparents’ film festival. When Festival Director Tine Fischer was approached with the idea of starting the festival, she said she would become involved under one condition: That CPH: DOX would not accept the box surrounding the idea of the documentary. She wanted a festival that blurred lines of cinematic definition and brought forth something new to the bloated documentary festival circuit. And that’s exactly what CPH: DOX became, and part of why programmers, journalists, filmmakers and doc insiders from around the world have made sure to include it on their travel schedules.

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