Scandinavia's largest doc fest opens

CPH:DOX 2011. Over the past 10 years the documentary genre has flourished after having led a rather puritanical existence, says Tine Fischer, festival director of CHP:DOX which kicks off its 9th edition 3-13 November.

Welcoming Tuesday evening's gala audience, festival director Tine Fischer adressed the privileged status that documentaries have gained over the past years.

Indeed in Denmark, as in many other countries, documentaries have undergone a continuing artistic development and have gained wider access to theatrical distribution. In Denmark this development has been led by such highly successful films as "Armadillo", "Into Eternity", "Burma VJ" – and "The Ambassador" which will be opening IDFA later this month.

Since its first years, CPH:DOX has had a strong focus on widening the field for creative documentaries through its choice of films and by being open to projects that inhabit the grey area between visual art, documentaries, experimental film and fiction. Also, the cross-cultural creative workshop DOX:LAB is part and parcel of these efforts.

The festival's 9th edition is no exeption. The programme boasts lots of new talent and experienced filmmakers in a diverse selection of films, curated series, sections highlighting hybrid genres and much more.

CPH:DOX 3-13 November 2011